Category Archives: Law & Society

Andrew Wilkie Starts Pushing For $1 Pokie Limits Again

Last year, the federal government decided to introduce poker machine reform across the country. However, responsible gambling campaigners like Andrew Wilkie are not impressed with the steps that have been taken to reduce gambling harm across the country. As such, Wilkie has introduced a new bill that will further regulate poker machines in Australia, which…

YouTube Is Shutting Down Channels Featuring Pokies

YouTube is a popular online destination for sharing information about popular pokies and casino games. However, it has recently been revealed that the streaming site is shutting down channels that have posted videos of pokies. A recent thread on CasinoMeister has drawn attention to the situation, noting that YouTube is shutting down the channels of…

Russian Online Casino Fakes Accreditation

One of the main reasons that gamblers choose to play at online casinos over their land-based counterparts is because they are strictly regulated. Accrediting bodies work hard to ensure that online casinos and online poker sites keep players safe and secure – so, it is a big deal when an operator fakes accreditation. On November…

Microgaming Launches PlayItForward for Social Responsibility

Microgaming is well-known as an online gaming operator that develops a wide range of innovative online pokies. Experiencing huge success in its time, Microgaming is always eager to share the wealth by donating funds to various health, education and charity initiatives. Recently, the company has established a new corporate identity for all of these generous…

Forum Focuses on Problem Gambling in Vulnerable Communities

Last week, gaming industry professionals and representatives from welfare organisations gathered in Dandenong to discuss the impact of poker machines in vulnerable communities. They want to ensure that more careful consideration is given to new pokie applications in low-income neighbourhoods to help reduce the negative impact of gambling on individuals who live in  these areas….

UK To Pass New Pokie Laws

Australia isn’t the only country that is setting up reforms for its poker machine market; the United Kingdom is also changing the way in which players can access electronic gaming machines. This week, the UK government has announced the introduction of new restrictions on pokie bet limits. The new restrictions target players who tend to…

Taskforce Assigned to Help Clubs Find Alternatives to Pokie Revenue

A recent study has found that many sports clubs across Australia rely heavily on gambling revenue from poker machines. This type of dependence on a form of gambling may have a detrimental effect on the local community, and the Canberra government has launched a new taskforce that will help clubs find alternative means of raising…

New BetRegret Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness of Problem Gambling

It is no secret that problem gambling is a growing issue in Australia, and local organisations are working hard to help players kick their compulsive behaviour. Recently, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation launched a campaign called ‘BetRegret’, which puts actual problem gamblers in the spotlight so they can share their struggles with the general public….

Study Finds That Social Gambling Can Help Addicted Players

When social casino games were first introduced, they were criticised for potentially tempting problem gamblers and underage players. Now, a new study finds that they may actually be productive for problem gamblers in helping them kick their addictions. If you are unfamiliar with social casino games, they are free-play titles which look exactly like roulette,…

ACT Hotels Oppose New Pokie Law Amendments

The gambling industry in Canberra is undergoing an overhaul, and we are seeing many changes being made to local laws that govern pokie entitlements. While the new laws benefit clubs and aim to reduce problem gambling, hotels are critical of the amendments. Under the new laws, hotels across the ACT have been prohibited from upgrading…

Category Archives: Law & Society

Andrew Wilkie Starts Pushing For $1 Pokie Limits Again

Last year, the federal government decided to introduce poker machine reform across the country. However, responsible gambling campaigners like Andrew Wilkie are not impressed with the steps that have been taken to reduce gambling harm across the country. As such, Wilkie has introduced a new bill that will further regulate poker machines in Australia, which…

YouTube Is Shutting Down Channels Featuring Pokies

YouTube is a popular online destination for sharing information about popular pokies and casino games. However, it has recently been revealed that the streaming site is shutting down channels that have posted videos of pokies. A recent thread on CasinoMeister has drawn attention to the situation, noting that YouTube is shutting down the channels of…

Russian Online Casino Fakes Accreditation

One of the main reasons that gamblers choose to play at online casinos over their land-based counterparts is because they are strictly regulated. Accrediting bodies work hard to ensure that online casinos and online poker sites keep players safe and secure – so, it is a big deal when an operator fakes accreditation. On November…

Microgaming Launches PlayItForward for Social Responsibility

Microgaming is well-known as an online gaming operator that develops a wide range of innovative online pokies. Experiencing huge success in its time, Microgaming is always eager to share the wealth by donating funds to various health, education and charity initiatives. Recently, the company has established a new corporate identity for all of these generous…

Forum Focuses on Problem Gambling in Vulnerable Communities

Last week, gaming industry professionals and representatives from welfare organisations gathered in Dandenong to discuss the impact of poker machines in vulnerable communities. They want to ensure that more careful consideration is given to new pokie applications in low-income neighbourhoods to help reduce the negative impact of gambling on individuals who live in  these areas….

UK To Pass New Pokie Laws

Australia isn’t the only country that is setting up reforms for its poker machine market; the United Kingdom is also changing the way in which players can access electronic gaming machines. This week, the UK government has announced the introduction of new restrictions on pokie bet limits. The new restrictions target players who tend to…

Taskforce Assigned to Help Clubs Find Alternatives to Pokie Revenue

A recent study has found that many sports clubs across Australia rely heavily on gambling revenue from poker machines. This type of dependence on a form of gambling may have a detrimental effect on the local community, and the Canberra government has launched a new taskforce that will help clubs find alternative means of raising…

New BetRegret Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness of Problem Gambling

It is no secret that problem gambling is a growing issue in Australia, and local organisations are working hard to help players kick their compulsive behaviour. Recently, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation launched a campaign called ‘BetRegret’, which puts actual problem gamblers in the spotlight so they can share their struggles with the general public….

Study Finds That Social Gambling Can Help Addicted Players

When social casino games were first introduced, they were criticised for potentially tempting problem gamblers and underage players. Now, a new study finds that they may actually be productive for problem gamblers in helping them kick their addictions. If you are unfamiliar with social casino games, they are free-play titles which look exactly like roulette,…

ACT Hotels Oppose New Pokie Law Amendments

The gambling industry in Canberra is undergoing an overhaul, and we are seeing many changes being made to local laws that govern pokie entitlements. While the new laws benefit clubs and aim to reduce problem gambling, hotels are critical of the amendments. Under the new laws, hotels across the ACT have been prohibited from upgrading…

Category Archives: Law & Society

Andrew Wilkie Starts Pushing For $1 Pokie Limits Again

Last year, the federal government decided to introduce poker machine reform across the country. However, responsible gambling campaigners like Andrew Wilkie are not impressed with the steps that have been taken to reduce gambling harm across the country. As such, Wilkie has introduced a new bill that will further regulate poker machines in Australia, which…

YouTube Is Shutting Down Channels Featuring Pokies

YouTube is a popular online destination for sharing information about popular pokies and casino games. However, it has recently been revealed that the streaming site is shutting down channels that have posted videos of pokies. A recent thread on CasinoMeister has drawn attention to the situation, noting that YouTube is shutting down the channels of…

Russian Online Casino Fakes Accreditation

One of the main reasons that gamblers choose to play at online casinos over their land-based counterparts is because they are strictly regulated. Accrediting bodies work hard to ensure that online casinos and online poker sites keep players safe and secure – so, it is a big deal when an operator fakes accreditation. On November…

Microgaming Launches PlayItForward for Social Responsibility

Microgaming is well-known as an online gaming operator that develops a wide range of innovative online pokies. Experiencing huge success in its time, Microgaming is always eager to share the wealth by donating funds to various health, education and charity initiatives. Recently, the company has established a new corporate identity for all of these generous…

Forum Focuses on Problem Gambling in Vulnerable Communities

Last week, gaming industry professionals and representatives from welfare organisations gathered in Dandenong to discuss the impact of poker machines in vulnerable communities. They want to ensure that more careful consideration is given to new pokie applications in low-income neighbourhoods to help reduce the negative impact of gambling on individuals who live in  these areas….

UK To Pass New Pokie Laws

Australia isn’t the only country that is setting up reforms for its poker machine market; the United Kingdom is also changing the way in which players can access electronic gaming machines. This week, the UK government has announced the introduction of new restrictions on pokie bet limits. The new restrictions target players who tend to…

Taskforce Assigned to Help Clubs Find Alternatives to Pokie Revenue

A recent study has found that many sports clubs across Australia rely heavily on gambling revenue from poker machines. This type of dependence on a form of gambling may have a detrimental effect on the local community, and the Canberra government has launched a new taskforce that will help clubs find alternative means of raising…

New BetRegret Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness of Problem Gambling

It is no secret that problem gambling is a growing issue in Australia, and local organisations are working hard to help players kick their compulsive behaviour. Recently, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation launched a campaign called ‘BetRegret’, which puts actual problem gamblers in the spotlight so they can share their struggles with the general public….

Study Finds That Social Gambling Can Help Addicted Players

When social casino games were first introduced, they were criticised for potentially tempting problem gamblers and underage players. Now, a new study finds that they may actually be productive for problem gamblers in helping them kick their addictions. If you are unfamiliar with social casino games, they are free-play titles which look exactly like roulette,…

ACT Hotels Oppose New Pokie Law Amendments

The gambling industry in Canberra is undergoing an overhaul, and we are seeing many changes being made to local laws that govern pokie entitlements. While the new laws benefit clubs and aim to reduce problem gambling, hotels are critical of the amendments. Under the new laws, hotels across the ACT have been prohibited from upgrading…