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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

New Study on Jackpot Expiry Times for Pokies

Researchers in Australia are always searching for answers regarding gambling addiction. They aim to study human behaviour and gambling systems to determine how to best reduce problem gambling rates across the country. One of the latest studies on the topic tests whether or not ‘jackpot expiry’ features would be effective in helping players make responsible…

NetEntertainment Will Provide Pokies to Bwin.Party

NetEntertainment is really making waves in the online gambling market. Over the course of the past year, the online pokie developer has been increase its presence at online casinos by partnering with new operators. This week, NetEntertainment continues its expension by teaming up with bwin.party. As part of the new deal, bwin.party will offer NetEntertainment…

NRL Announces Zero Tolerance Policy for Betting

In light of recent accusations of players and managers betting on NRL matches, the league has announced that it will be taking a zero tolerance stance on gambling. This week, NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle has stated that there will no longer be any ambiguity with regards to rules against player betting, as the…

Australian Casino Mogul Attends Shinzo Abe Address

This week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Senate to address Japan’s new free trade agreement with Australia. In attendance were a wide range of politicians – and casino mogul James Packer, who is working hard to secure a license in Japan’s soon-to-be-regulated casino market. “I hope very much that you bring forth a…

BetSoft Online Pokie License Suspended

It is always a shame when a gaming firm that creates high-quality online pokies encounters legal issues. This week, BetSoft has had its online gaming license suspended by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), and the restriction will take effect immediately. The action is a result of the AGCC’s suspension of operations for Digitus Limited,…

Bally’s Acquisition of DragonPlay Is Complete

Last month, it was announced that Bally Technologies would purchase social gaming giant DragonPlay. This week, the deal has been completed, as Bally makes its first foray into the world of social gaming. DragonPlay was launched in 2010, and has become a leader in the social gambling market. The company is well-known for its social…

More Criticism For Remote Pokies Plan

In the ACT, local politicians are planning to give clubs and pubs in remote areas permission to offer pokies to their players. The plan has come under fire by many residents, including members of the Opposition and public health experts. It is no secret that pokie clubs tend be concentrated in low-income areas. In these…

Hopes High for Japan Casino Regulation

If Japan decides to legalise and regulate casino gambling, it could be a game-changer for the international gambling market. Australian operators like James Packer have a particularly vested interest in the Japanese gambling market, as it presents very fruitful opportunities. According to The Age, even locals are hopeful that the Japanese casino market will open…

IGT to Provide Pokies to Bwin.Party

International Game Technology (IGT) has recently teamed up with bwin.party to provide the world-renowned casino operator with a wide range of high-quality pokies. The new deal will see IGT online pokies at bwin.party-powered online gambling websites available around the world. One of the most important aspects of the deal is that the games will be…

NRL Players Found To Be Involved In Betting Scandal

The National Rugby league has strict rules against betting by players and other individuals in the league. To prevent match-fixing and other sports crimes, players and managers are prohibited from betting on league matches. A recent investigation has found that many players may be disobeying these rules and wagering on rugby games in the NRL….