Tag Archive: Australian gambling news

Candy Crush-Style Social Games May Be Made Into Pokies

Gaming developers around the world are thinking up new ways to engage players in the casino gambling market. One popular tactic has been the introduction of skill games into slot machine gameplay. Now, the state of New Jersey hopes to turn actual social games like Candy Crush into pokies in order to attract a new…

Modern Players Want Skill-Based Pokies

The poker machine market is always changing to keep up with the demands of players. Recently, we have seen games designers working hard to capture the interests of younger, more modern casino patrons. To do this, many operators are developing skill-based poker machines to appeal to punters that have grown up playing video games. The…

MONA Casino Gets Support From Industry Specialists

Earlier this week, philanthropist David Walsh announced his plans to build a casino at the Museum for Old and New Art. Even he admitted that it was unlikely that the plan would ever come to fruition, but it seems that it has attracted some positive attention from industry experts and politicians. Walsh’s plan includes building…

Bwin.Party Launches Social Sports Betting App

In the online gaming market, we are beginning to see a bit of oversaturation among social casinos. What we have yet to see is a social version of sportsbetting, and bwin.party is finally offering this service to punters. bwin.party has now launched the ‘Sportster – Bet and Win’ Facebook application, which allows players to place…

Aquis Casino Operator Hopes to List Company on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Billionaire Tony Fung has been given the go ahead to build his Aquis Casino Resort in Cairns. He has recently announced his plans to list his development company, Aquis, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to help fund the construction of the $8 billion casino resort. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Fung has…

New Zealand Jockey Banned For Seven Years Over Betting Breach

The New Zealand Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) is getting serious about betting breaches. This week, famed jockey David Walker has received a seven-year ban after he was found guilty of breaching the country’s betting laws. It was discovered that Walker had bet against his horse in a head-to-head race. He then ensured that his horse…

Record Set For Most Popular Political Wager

Novelty betting is hugely popular in the gambling market. Whereas success in sportsbetting requires an interest in and knowledge of a particular sport, novelty bets can be placed by anyone. Recently, the novelty market experienced record-breaking activity due to the referendum for Scottish independence. In case you’re not familiar with the referendum, Scottish citizens were…

Government Probe Leads to Decline in Macau Revenue

Since Macau opened up as gambling capital in 2009, the city’s gaming revenue has only seen significant increases. However, 2014 has been a tough year for gaming operators in the city, as a government probe for corruption in the market has caused a dent in Macau’s casino market revenue. For three months in a row,…

Criminal Concerns About High Roller Casino In Australia

The latest trend in the Australian gambling market sees operators making big plans to attract high rollers from Asia. While bringing these visitors into local casinos will certainly boost the economy, concerns have been expressed about the potential dangers that could come with them. In a recent report by ABC News, reporter Linton Besser investigated…

New Strict Betting Rules for Jockeys

In the horseracing industry, there have been betting scandals abound, as many jockeys have been reprimanded for taking part in illegal gambling activities. This week, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has introduced new rules that prevent such scandals from occurring again in the future. The new rules ban jockeys from betting on races in New Zealand…