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Amatic Premieres New Double Roulette Gaming Machines

G2E Asia is a huge gaming exhibition, in which manufacturers and designers from around the world show off their new innovations. One of the most exciting new pieces of technology is the Double Roulette gaming machine from Grand Jeu, which will make its debut at the event. Double Roulette from Grand Jeu is an automatic…

More International Gambling Operators Move Into Australia

Australia is one of the top gambling destinations – for both players and operators. Over the years, gambling spending has significantly increased across the country, inspiring many international gambling operators to enter in the local market. The latest operator to make the move is BetFred, a UK-based casino operator that will be launching mobile and…

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…

New Townsville Casino Owners Plan Revamp

When Jupiters sold Townsville Casino earlier this year, there were doubts that the new owner would make any changes to the property. Now, Colonial Leisure Group has announced plans to revamp the casino over the course of the next three years, hoping to turn the venue into a ‘mini Crown Casino’. At the moment, CLG…

IGT’s Money Problems Affecting Other Pokie Providers

The poker machine manufacturing market is very competitive. So, you would think that one company’s troubles would be to another company’s advantage. However, this does not seem to the case for IGT. As the pokie provider lowers its earnings prospects, its competitors are also starting to feel the pinch. Earlier this week, IGT announced that…

TV-Themed Pokies Trend Inspired By Young People

In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of poker machines based that use popular television shows as their inspiration. The trend has been spawned by pokie manufacturer’s need to get in touch with the younger generation of casino and pub goers. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, industry reports have found that the younger…

Senate Want to Put Pokies in Airport

Australia has enacted a ban on poker machines and other forms of gambling in airports, but no such law exists in the United States. Still, American residents are speaking out again a new provision that would allow pokies to be installed at JFK Airport in New York. According to the New York Post, New York…

Pokies Linked to Decline in Childhood Obesity

Poker machines have been getting a bad rap lately, but several recent studies have highlighted the positive points of the games. One study has even gone so far as to suggest that pokies are linked to a decline in childhood obesity. In the Journal of the American Medical Association, a study has found that an…

Auckland Pokies Spending on the Decline

Across Auckland, we are seeing fewer poker machines. As a result, pokie spending is on the decline. Players across the capital are losing less money on gaming machines, and responsible gambling advocates want to take things even further. According to the Department of Internal Affairs, there are now 95 fewer poker machines in the city’s…