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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 Gets Into the Minds of Problem Gamblers

Problem gambling is a mysterious addiction that researchers around the world are still trying to decipher. Recently, researchers from Berlin’s European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress have made a ground-breaking discovery about the way a problem gambler’s mind works. As a complex addiction, problem gambling has been difficult to define. Previously, it was classified as an…

NSW Government Considers Using Pokie Clubs for Child Care

Last month, Clubs Australia proposed that pokie venues could make up for the shortage of childcare service across the country. The idea was not well-received, as many responsible gambling groups were not pleased with the idea of having children exposed to gambling venues. However, the NSW government is now considering the plan. According to a…

GamCrowd Launches First Casino Sites

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular ways of raising money for gambling projects. GamCrowd is one of the industry’s major crowdfunding platforms, and the group has recently launch its first few start-up companies in the online gambling market. The first app is Betify, which operates on mobile phones and tablet computers. Users can wager on just…

New Sumo Kitty Online Pokie From Bally Technologies

Bally Technologies has released a fun new online pokie called Sumo Kitty. The game features a fun and unique theme that we have never seen in the poker machine market before, and it offers up some unique bonuses for players to enjoy. Unlike most online pokies, Sumo Kitty does not have any paylines. Instead, the…

Betfect Launches First Real-Money Social Betting App

Social gaming is slowing creeping its way into the online gambling market. We are seeing more and more real-money operators working with social gaming apps to create new and exciting experiences for players. This week, Betfect was launched, and it will be the first-ever real-money social betting app in the online casino world. On its…

Aquis Casino Success Relies on Junkets

Tony Fung’s multibillion-dollar casino resort will soon begin construction, and the property is expected to generate huge profits for the local gaming and tourism markets in Cairns. Aquis Casino is aimed at attracting wealthy tourists from Asia, so the success of the casino will rely on the Chinese casino junket market. Casino junkets are organisations…

NetEntertainment To Supply Online Pokies to Betfair and Comtrade

NetEntertainment is one of the fastest-growing online pokie developers in the market. Month after month, we see the company release new and exciting games that impress both players and industry specialists. Now, the company is working to expand its reach by partnering with a wider range of casino developers in the gambling market. Earlier this…

HSBC Pulls Out Of Online Gambling Market

While online and land-based gambling are becoming more and more acceptable among financial institutions, some banks are still quite dubious about being involved in the market. This week, HSBC announced that it would be pulling out of the gaming industry by no longer offering its services to punters and bookmakers. The news first broke in…

Melbourne Football Players Share Responsible Gambling Advice With Youths

As gambling advertising becomes more prevalent in the sports industry, it is becoming industry important for young people to be made aware of responsible gambling measures. To help ensure that youths are making the right decisions when it comes to gambling, players on the Melbourne Victory football team have joined up with the Victorian Responsible…

Pokie Manufacturers Say Slots Are Still Relevant

The land-based gaming market is diversifying, as casinos continue to expand. We are seeing casino operators adding more non-gaming elements to attract a wider range of players, so gaming industry professionals are questioning whether or not slots are still relevant. According to a panel at the G2E Global Gaming Conference, the manufacture of slot machines…