Tag Archive: gambling news

New Study Looks at Responsible Gambling Strategies

Whenever a new gambling study is published, you can guess that it will be about problem gambling and its effects on players. A recent study by researchers at the UK’s Nottingham Trent University is a departure from this usual focus, as it takes a look at ‘positive players’ and their methods for gambling responsibly. The…

New Zealand Bar Loses Pokie License

The operation of poker machines is a serious business, and club owners are trusted with a great deal of responsibility. Normally, they are able to rise to the occasion and ensure that the games operate with integrity in fairness; however, there are some rare instances where this simply does not happen. Recently, a New Zealand…

Crown Casino’s Lending Loophole Exposed

Across Australia, it is illegal for casino operators to lend money to local players, but one of the countries biggest gaming firm has been doing so for years. According to a report in the Brisbane Times, Crown Casino has been getting away with offering credit to players using a loophole. The issue has been brought…

Opinions Voiced About New Welfare Cards that Prohibit Gambling Spending

Last week, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forest announced his plans to introduce a new ‘health welfare card’ that would prohibit benefits recipients from using their money to gamble or purchase alcohol. As expected, the idea is quite controversial as residents are split in their support. A poll carried out by Perth Now shows that residents are not…

Ballarat Group Wants Pokie Limits

Across Australia, responsible gambling advocates are doing their part to ensure that players gamble safely. In Ballarat, a group called the Ballarat Action on Gambling Harm has taken up this cause, and they will fight for the local government to introduce gambling limits on pokies. The group is made up of advocates from various organisations…

EU Plans to Introduce More Stringent Online Gambling Regulations

The worldwide online gambling market is booming. Over the course of the past few years, we have seen huge growth in the number of players at online casinos, poker sites and betting shops. As Europe is home to some of the most biggest growth in the online gambling market, the European Union (EU) plans to…

New Study on Jackpot Expiry Times for Pokies

Researchers in Australia are always searching for answers regarding gambling addiction. They aim to study human behaviour and gambling systems to determine how to best reduce problem gambling rates across the country. One of the latest studies on the topic tests whether or not ‘jackpot expiry’ features would be effective in helping players make responsible…

Paddy Power Reveals Controversial Ad Campaign With Luis Suarez

The 2014 World Cup is almost over, but its drama will stick around for months to come. During the Round of 16, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez was suspended after biting an Italian player. Now, weeks later, it has been revealed that bookmaker Paddy Power had plans to milk the opportunity and launch a publicity stunt. Shortly…

Aristocrat And VGT Finalise Purchase

Last month, Aristocrat was in talks to acquire VGT, a video gaming firm from America. Now, the two companies has agreed that the acquisition will take place with Aristocrat paying $1.3 billion for the company. When the deal was first reported, possible acquisition was valued at $1 billion, as VGT is a well-recognised name in…

Aristocrat Acquires Paltronics

Australian-based pokie developer Aristocrat continues to expand in the gaming world. Over the course of the past few years, the company has worked hard to improve its offering of games, bonuses and jackpots in both online and land-based markets. Now, the company is pushing things one step further by acquiring Paltronics, a software provider for…