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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

Sports Betting Ads Maintain Prominence

Recently, there was a public outcry against the advertisement of betting during sports matches in Australia. Laws have been passed to reduce the number of ads, but research shows that sportsbetting firms still maintain a prominent presence during football and cricket games. Researchers at La Trobe University recently conducted research on the topic to determine…

New Hitman Online Pokie from Microgaming

Hitman was one of the first-ever branded pokie games to be released by Microgaming. Based on the popular shooter game of the same name, Hitman online pokie was a huge hit. Now, Microgaming is releasing a new version of Hitman with improved graphics and bigger bonuses. At first glance, the two titles may seem very…

New Study Finds Potential Cause For Problem Gambling

When it comes to problem gambling, psychologists tend to be stumped about its causes, which results in difficulty determining suitable treatment. Now, researchers have discovered a potential cause of gambling addiction, which suggests that problem gamblers have developed a different brain patterns to non-players. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that a part…

New Mobile Pokies from Microgaming

As mobile gaming becomes increasingly popular, it is important that online casino operators always have something new to offer players. So, it’s no wonder why Microgaming is constantly adding new titles to its mobile roster of online pokies. This month, the company has added three new mobile games: High Society, Hitman and Eagle’s Wings. High…

NSW’s Most Profitable Pokie Clubs

Responsible gambling advocates have requested information about the poker machine clubs that earn the most money in the country. While this information is not generally made public, 7 News was able to gain hold of the data, which revealed that nine of the top ten pokie venues in New South Wales are located in Western…

Pokie Profits Could Be Used to Fund Live Music Venues

Poker machine profits are used to fund a wide range of community efforts across the country. From sports to education to healthcare, various community initiatives receive substantial benefits from pokies. Now, live music venues may be able to receive funding from poker machines, under a new law that has been proposed by local politicians in…

Problem Gamblers Falling in With the Wrong Crowd

One of the major dangers of addiction is falling in with the wrong crowd. Many individuals with compulsions eventually have difficulty paying for their habit and they resort to crime for funding. At The Star Casino, this situation is being taken to the extreme, as gang members are recruiting problem gamblers as drug mules to…

Buffalo Stampede Wins Top Honours From Casino Managers

Every year, the Goldman Sachs’ Slot Manager Survey determines which games are the most popular among casino players. For the past two years, Aristocrat’s Buffalo poker machine series earned top honours – and this year is no different. Buffalo Stampede is new to Aristocrat’s Buffalo series, but it offers up the same exciting experience and…

Atari to Venture into Social Casino Games Market

Classic video game developer Atari will be getting involved in the social gaming market. Although the company has reinvented itself in the 21st Century, Atari has not truly attained a reputation as a modern developer. Its new social casino partnership with FlowPlay aims to change that. The new Atari Casino brand will provide players with…

New Zealand Gambling Spending Increases

Kiwis tend to be big spenders when it comes to gambling. In recent years, we have seen a slight increase in the amount of money that New Zealand residents spend on gambling activities every year – and 2013 was no different. According to new figures from the Department of Internal Affairs, there was a $7…