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UK to Introduce Stricter Controls On Pokies

For the past year, responsible gambling advocates in the United Kingdom have been at odds with the betting shop industry over Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, the British version of poker machines. Now, the government is introducing new laws that will tighten controls on the games to help protect players from potential gambling harm. The new…

Pokie Tax Increase in the UK

The Victorian government may have changed its mind about increasing gambling taxes for poker machine clubs, but the same cannot be said about politicians overseas. This week, British politicians decided to raise taxes of Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBTs) gaming machines which are popular in betting shops. The tax increase will see bookmakers paying 5%…

UK Punters Can Set Limits On Gaming Machines

Over the course of the past year, responsible gambling advocates have raised concerns about fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in UK betting shops. These gaming machines are considered to be very dangerous to problem gamblers, and a new code of conduct will address these issues. In England and Wales, players will now be able to…

Gaming Machines Will Be Tested

In the United Kingdom, pokies and other gaming machines have come under fire from responsible gambling advocates over the course of the past year, many complaints have arisen about the potential harm that fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) can cause. After much pressure, UK bookies have finally agreed to test the games in order to…

Pokie Malfunction Costs Player Millions

The feeling of winning a multi-million dollar jackpot must be overwhelmingly positive – but we can’t imagine how someone would feel if their windfall was taken away from them almost instantly. This unfortunate situation happened to Jennifer Carmin, a woman who believed she had hit a $28.9 million progressive jackpot prize, but was offered a…

Debate Held Over Shamrock Hotel’s Pokie Request

Bendigo councillors are now considering the Shamrock Hotel’s request to add 20 new pokies to the property. The new games will helped to fund renovations for the property, and hotel owner Jim Hogan stated that he will give up the plans if he does not receive permission to install the new pokies. Mr Hogan wants…

Shamrock Hotel Owner Will Not Give Up New Pokies Without a Fight

Last week, OnlinePokies4U reported that the Shamrock Hotel in Bendigo has applied for 20 new poker machine licenses to fund renovations of the property. Now, the hotel’s owner, Jim Hogan, has stepped into the public eye to announce that he is ready to fight for the new games that will help to make his venue…

Bendigo Hotel Wants New Pokies

The Shamrock Hotel in Bendigo has submitted an application for the installation of 20 new gaming machines. The new games would bring the hotel’s total number of pokies up to 65, so there is likely to be some disagreement among community members as to whether or not new games should be installed. The Victorian Commission…

Gaming Machine Reform Rejected

This week, the Opposition forced the UK government to vote on a law that would change the way gaming machines and betting shops are regulated. The new law had potential to help reduce problem gambling rates across the country, but federal politicians voted against the motion yesterday. The law would classify betting shops as gambling…

Vote Forced on UK Gaming Machines

This week, the UK’s Labour Party will force a vote on a law that will change the way gaming machines are regulated in the country. The law will give local councils the power to decide whether or not fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be permitted in betting shops in various neighbourhoods across their jurisdictions….