Tag Archive: gambling news

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…

More Criticism For Remote Pokies Plan

In the ACT, local politicians are planning to give clubs and pubs in remote areas permission to offer pokies to their players. The plan has come under fire by many residents, including members of the Opposition and public health experts. It is no secret that pokie clubs tend be concentrated in low-income areas. In these…

Match-fixing Allegations for World Cup 2014

The World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. So, you would never expect that anyone would actually attempt to fix a match while the whole world is watching – but it seems that some players were just that bold. The media is all abuzz with news that several players on…

Amaya Gaming Campaigns for PokerStars to Receive American License

Amaya Gaming has recently purchased Rational Group, which operates PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker – both of which were kicked out of the American gambling market in 2011. The company has expressed interest in getting PokerStars back into the American online gambling industry, and Amaya will work hard to make it so. In case you’re…

New Red Mansion Online Pokie from IGT

You can always count on International Game Technology to release new and exciting games on a regular basis. This month, the company has released a new title called Red Mansion, an online pokie with a vibrant Japanese theme and great winning potential. Red Mansion online pokie comes equipped with a unique format. Initially, there are…