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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

NYX Gaming Launches Miss Midas Online Pokies

Miss Midas is a new online pokie from NYX Gaming, an online gaming developer that is well-known here in Australia. This new game features a unique theme and interesting bonus features that provide players with great winning potential as they spin the reels. The Miss Midas online pokie is based on the legend of King…

TAB Betting Network Crashes

TAB is one of the biggest betting providers in Australia, providing wagering services for thousands of punters across the country. So, when the network crashes, it is certainly a huge deal. This week, TAB’s computer system suffered a huge breakdown, and engineers spent three hours getting the network back online. According a report in the…

First-Ever IGA App Awards Held

The International Gaming Awards are well-known in the online gambling industry for honouring operators who work hard to satisfy players around the world. This week, the IGA hosted it’s first-ever App Awards, which recognises excellence in the mobile gambling market. The mobile gaming market continues to grow and expand rapidly. It is important for the…

Google Comes Under Fire For Gambling Ads

Google has recently been chastised by the Russia government for displaying gambling ads to local residents. Gambling has been prohibited in Russia since 2009, and the local government may impose a penalty on the search engine provider if the issue is not rectified soon. The issue game to light this week, when it was discovered…

New Safe Gambling Measures from PokerStars

Recently, PokerStars announced the addition of casino games and sportsbetting to its site. To help keep players safe and uphold its dedication to responsible gambling, PokerStars has introduced new measures. Player will be given the option to opt out of seeing the casino games and sportsbetting offerings. So, players who are only interested in playing…

American State to Test Pre-Commitment Software For Pokies

Australia isn’t the only country that is exploring the possibility of allowing players to set betting limits on their poker machines. Several states across America are also considering pre-commitment technology, including Massachusetts. This week, Massachusetts’ state Gaming Commission agreed to start a pilot program at selected clubs across Boston. It will be the first program…

Problem Gambling More Prevalent Among Athletes

Problem gambling is a major concern among the general population, and a new study has found that it is even more of an issue among athletes. According to The Guardian, professional sportsmen are three times more likely than people who do not play sports professionally to have a gambling addiction. The Professional Players Federation commissioned…

Christmas Promotions at Casino.com

Casino.com has earned a reputation as a top online casino operator, thanks to its wide range of generous promotions and high-quality games. This week, the company has launched various promotions to keep players warm throughout the holiday season, offering up generous prizes and plenty of opportunities to win. Starting today, players can take advantage of…

Skrill Acquires UKash

Skrill is a one of the leaders in the online casino payment market. Over the course of the past year, the company has been expanding its horizons into the operation of prepaid cards, and has recently acquired UKash to get even further. The acquisition deal was made on November 28, 2014, for an undisclosed amount….

UK Councils Want Lower Betting Limits

In the United Kingdom, the gaming industry is currently in a battle over gaming machines similar to the pokie debate here in Australia. Members of the general public are working hard to reduce the potential harm that gaming machines can cause. This week, 92 local councils have petitioned the government reduce the maximum bet on…