Author Archives: Jane

Jane is a Kiwi (someone's got to employ them) who live in Melbourne and has been involved in gambling for as long as she can remember... She trained and looked after racehorses back in New Zealand, which lead to her getting involved in designing an online horse racing simulator... It was from this that her love of online gambling was born. Jane is new to the team and will be contributing news to the site throughout 2012.

OLGR Denies Favouritism for Crown Casinos

Operators in the Australian gambling market have always been somewhat suspicious of the speed with which the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Regulation approved Crown Casino’s new license. Now, the regulator has been accused of favouritism, and the OLGR has recently issued a statement denying the charge. The allegation of favouritism was brought about after…

Australian Developer Launches Kash Karnival Social Casino

Social gaming continues to be a major trend in the online gambling market. We are seeing more and more companies attempting to jump on the bandwagon, and the latest firm to do so is an Australian company called Mogikan. Its new site Kash Karnival aims to change the way online casino players gamble in a…

Big Changes In Asian Casino Markets

There is no denying that casino gambling is one of the most lucrative industries in the world – and, many countries want to cash in. Recently, several Asian nations that has very stringent restrictions on gambling have decided to lighten up their laws to give operators and residents more freedom in the marketing. This week,…

Shellharbour Councillors Change Mind And Approve Pokies

The activation of poker machines at The Links Gold Club in Shell Cove has been a point of contention among Shellhabour councillors. Over the course of the past year, Deputy Mayor Paul Rankin, Mayor Marianne Saliba and other councillors were at odds over whether or not pokies should be permitted at the venue. Now, the…

Online Pokie Operator Pays For Students’ Tuition

Microgaming is one of the most generous pokie operators in the online casino world. Although online gaming companies are not required to fund community projects in their jurisdictions, Microgaming does it anyways. This week, the company announced its latest charitable initiative which provides students in the Isle of Man with bursaries to help fund their…

Crown Casino Hunts Down Player Who Owe Millions

When operating a casino, it is likely that the owner will run into its fair share of players who owe money – but, the situation seems to have gotten out of control at Crown Casinos. There are now several Asian gamblers who owe Crown Casinos millions of dollars, and the operator is chasing them for…

Three Australian Players Cash In On Jackpot Sit-and-Go

Full Tilt Poker recently launched a new three-handed tournament format. The new sit-and-go’s have become quite popular among the casino’s players, and they can certainly expect to see more participation after two Australian players cashed in on $100 000 in a $50 comp. The Jackpot Sit-and-Go is a new format which players buy in for…

BetFred Partners With GTECH For Australian Operations

Earlier this year, UK bookmaker BetFred launched its online betting service in Australia. The company has seen a positive response, and aims to continue providing players with innovative technology. As such, BetFred has chosen to partner with GTECH to operate its interactive sports betting service. “We tasked GTECH and Betfred’s front-end development agency, Degree 53,…

Opinions Voiced About New Welfare Cards that Prohibit Gambling Spending

Last week, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forest announced his plans to introduce a new ‘health welfare card’ that would prohibit benefits recipients from using their money to gamble or purchase alcohol. As expected, the idea is quite controversial as residents are split in their support. A poll carried out by Perth Now shows that residents are not…

James Packer to Begin Construction On A Las Vegas Casino in 2015

James Packer has been working hard to expand his casino business around the world. He has made waves in Australia, Macau and the Philippines – and now, he will be entering the American gambling market. He has recently made plans to build a new casino in Las Vegas where the New Frontier Casino used to…