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Steve works in house as a copy writer for a well known UK soft-gaming brand where he writes game rules, promotional copy and winners stories, so he's well versed in the gambling world. Steve is from the UK and lives and works in London - he contributes news articles to Online Pokies 4U in his spare time. Steve loves writing and is in the process of finishing the third book of a fictional trilogy that he has published himself... If you'd like to get in touch with Steve please drop him a line at Steve (at) onlinepokies4u.com

Higher Pokie Taxes May Compromise Youth Sports Programs

In Victoria, local politicians are currently considering raising poker machine taxes. While this move aims to benefit the economy as a whole, it also has potential to have a negative impact on local clubs and sports programs. According to a report in Adelaide Now, Premier Jay Weatherill released a tax review paper that would increase…

ACT To Reconsider Poker Machine Note Increase

Earlier this year, ACT Gaming Minister Joy Burch enacted a new note limit for poker machines in the area. Due to public backlash and Burch’s failure to consult with other members of the community, it was withdrawn within days. Now, the limit increase is back on the table. Chief Minister Andrew Barr rebuked Burch for…

SkyCity May Require Taxpayer Funding For Convention Centre

The SkyCity convention centre deal has always been highly divisive, and the project is attracting even more controversy. This week, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced that the project may need additional assistance in order to thrive – and, this may require the help of taxpayers’ dollars. In 2013, SkyCity struck a deal with…

Victoria to Introduce Precommitment for Pokies

Responsible gambling advocates have spent years campaigning for the introduction of precommitment technology for poker machines across the country. While most states were reluctant to adopt the plan, Victoria has announced its plans to launch a precommitment program across the state. Starting in December 2015, all of the poker machines in Victoria will be required…

Aristocrat Launches New Super Wheel Blast Poker Machine

Aristocrat continues to be one of the most forward-thinking poker machine manufacturers in the gaming world. We are consistently impressed with the new games that the company produces, and we are excited about the launch of the new Super Wheel Blast poker machine range. Bonus wheels are always very popular features in poker machines. Now,…

New The Best Witch Online Pokie from iSoftBet

iSoftBet has launched an exciting new online pokie called ‘The Best Witch’ that will provide players with a fun gaming experience. With inventive gameplay features and engaging graphics, this upcoming pokie will certainly keep players entertained. The Best Witch is a 5-reel online pokie with 15 paylines. So, the base game is quite basic –…

Yggdrasil Gaming Launches First Progressive Online Pokie

Progressive jackpots offer online casino players the chance to cash in on huge cash prizes, often worth millions of dollars. This week, Yggdrasil Gaming has announced the launch of its first-ever pooled progressive jackpot game – Joker Millions. The new Joker Millions progressive pokie will offer players the chance to earn generous jackpot prizes worth…

Leander Games to Launch New Pokie Based on ‘Taxi’

A major trend in the poker machine market sees plenty of designers creating games that are based on popular television shows and movies. These themes are hugely popular among online pokie fans, and companies are working hard to meet the demand. This week, Leander Games announced its plans to launch a new online pokie based…

University Issues Warning About Problem Gambling Among Students

Youth gambling is a major problem across Australia, especially among university students. Researchers at James Cook University have found that some are more likely than others to develop gambling addictions, determining that international students from China have unique risk factors. A report on the university’s webpage notes Wendy Li’s findings from the study. With a…

New Three Musketeers Online Pokie From QuickSpin

The Three Musketeers is a classic adventure tale that has made the rounds in a wide range of formats. Now, the popular story has been immortalised as an online pokie from QuickSpin Games. QuickSpin’s new Three Musketeers online pokie features sharp and vibrant graphics. The art style is very polished, and the overall look is…