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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

TAB Sees Growth Thanks to Online Betting

Betting industry staples have struggled to stay relevant in Australia’s ever-expanding gaming gambling market. While TAB has been around in the online gambling market for years, the company has only just started to make its digital betting service a priority – and the move has proved to be a successful one. This week, Racing and…

IGT Celebrates 1 Million Fans on Facebook

International Game Technology is one of the most successful poker machine operators in the social networking world. While most casino operators and game designers struggle to interact with fans on Facebook and Twitter, IGT is thriving. This week, the company has celebrated a major milestone after acquiring 1 million Facebook fans. In the years since…

Self-Exluded Online Gamblers Receive Casino Promotions

Compulsive gambling is a very difficult habit to kick. Like all addictions, there is constant temptation so it is important for many problem gamblers to completely cut themselves off from any association with casinos. To aid in this process, online casinos offer self-exclusion programs – but one operator’s program recently backfired terribly. In the American…

Net Entertainment Teases New Cosmic Fortune Online Pokie

Net Entertainment has teased the released of an upcoming online pokie called Comic Fortune. The new title will be available at online casinos later this year, and you can get a sneak peek on Net Entertainment’s YouTube page: The new Cosmic Fortune will be a ground-breaking online pokie for Net Entertainment. As the company’s first…

Aristocrat Launches Rolling Stones Poker Machine in Europe

Aristocrat is one of Australia’s most successful poker machine developers, and the company is working hard to spread its wings internationally. This month, Aristocrat launched its new Rolling Stones poker machine in the European gambling market – after experiencing a very successful debut in North and South America. The Rolling Stones is a 40-payline poker…

Ainsworth Signs Deal With Playtech

Ainworth is one of the oldest poker machine developers in Australia. Through the decades, the company has earned itself a top spot in the country’s land-based gambling market. Now, Ainsworth is making plans to get involved in the online casino world. This week, Ainsworth announced that it has signed a deal with Playtech, one of…

New Zealand Gets New Lottery Provider

The New Zealand Lotteries Commission has just signed a deal with Scientific Games, a world-renowned lottery games provider. The company will provide Lotto New Zealand with instant lottery games for the next seven years. The deal, which was finalised this week, will run from 2014-2015 to 2020-21. According to iGamingBusiness, there is also the potential…

Japan Puts Casino Plans On Hold Indefinitely

The Japanese government has recently suspended its plans to legalise casino gambling across the country. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stated that there does not seem to be enough government support for the plan, and it is unlikely that the law will be passed before the end of the year. Originally, lawmaker hoped to rush…

DIA Publishes Updated Pokie Stats

Gambling is one of the most popular leisure activities in New Zealand, as many residents play pokies, casino games and the lottery. To measure the performance of the gambling industry and problem gambling reforms, the Department of Internal Affairs regularly publishes industry statistics. Today, they have released updated numbers. According to a new report from…

Echo Entertainment Has Back Up Plan For Brisbane Casino Bid

Over the course of the past few months, Crown Casino and Echo Entertainment have been competing fiercely over a license to operate a high-roller casino in Brisbane. The two companies have recently submitted their bids, and they are eagerly awaiting a decision from the state government. While both companies are fighting hard to have their…