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.

AliBaba Launches KT Play Social Gaming Network

Social gaming is the current going trend in the online gambling market, and we are seeing all types of companies jumping on the bandwagon. This week, Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba.com announced the launch of its own social gaming platform, KTPlay. This social gaming network has been around for several weeks in beta testing mode, and…

Holiday Promotions at Casino.com

During any given holiday, you can always count on Casino.com to deliver generous promotions. This Christmas the popular online casino has several promotions on offer – providing players with the chance to win generous cash prizes, exciting vacations and luxury items. The Pick Your Own Adventure promotion was launched earlier this week, and offers players…

Australian Researcher Criticises ABB’s Responsible Gambling

Dr Charles Livingstone of Monash University is a well-known gaming researcher. He provides plenty of insight and commentary on problem gambling in Australia, and he has recently set his sights on the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB). This week, Dr Livingstone criticised the ABB for its problem gambling measures and player protection code. He stated…

Net Entertainment Launches Invisible Man Online Pokie

Net Entertainment has recently released its new Invisible Man online pokie. The game offers players a unique and engaging online gaming experience, and we anticipate that it will be a big hit at online casinos and gambling sites. While the legend of the invisible man dates back to 1897 with H.G. Wells’ novel, the new…

New Gung Pow Online Pokie Coming From Microgaming

Hot on the heels of the release of the highly anticipated Game of Thrones pokie, Microgaming continues to launch new titles. This week, the developer has announced the release of a new online pokie called Gung Pow. This new online pokie features an exciting Chinese fireworks theme. The colour scheme is bright red and gold,…

TATTSBET To Launch New Sensory Immersion Gaming

TATTSBET has recently rebranded as UBET, and the company is working on ways to attract players to its new gaming identity. This week, UBET announced its plans to release a ‘multisensory immersive experience in the new year. The new technology is being touted as the ‘TAB of the future’, bringing land-based gaming to a whole…

New Study Provides Insight Into Land-Based Casino Design

Casinos are engaging venues that draw in millions of visitors per year – but what makes them so magnetic? A new book by professor Bill Friedman delves into this issue to reveal the design principles that draw people to casinos and what makes them come back for more. In his book called Designing Casinos to…

DIA Sends ‘Mystery Shoppers’ to Clubs and Pubs

Gambling venues across Australia and New Zealand have a responsibility to keep players safe from gambling harm. Staff members and managers are supposed to keep out an eye for problem gambling behaviour, but a new study by New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs has found that most venues are neglecting their responsibilities. This week, the…

Microgaming’s Game of Thrones Online Pokie Launches

Today, Microgaming released its new Game of Thrones online pokie. The game was originally announced towards the beginning of 2014, and players have spent the past ten months eagerly awaiting its release. Now, Microgaming-powered online casinos are offering the game for real-play wagering. The new Game of Thrones online pokie is based on one of…

Research Shows Link Between Sportsbetting Advertising and Problem Gambling

Sportsbetting advertising during live and televised matches continues to be a concern for responsible gambling advocates. A new study by the Australian Gambling Research Centre delves into the issue, determine whether or not they is a like between sportsbetting advertising and problem gambling. The sportsbetting advertising market has grown significantly recently. In 2012, 3069 sportsbetting…