Tag Archive: poker machines

Committee Looks at Taverns’ Dependence on Pokies

Across Australia and New Zealand, responsible gambling advocates have been concerned that clubs and pubs rely too heavily on revenue brought in by poker machines. Now, gaming professionals in Las Vegas are examining the game issue. The Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning the Impact of Technology Upon Gaming was established recently by lawmakers,…

New Zealand Pubs Want to Profit From Pokies

In New Zealand, local politicians have thrown their support behind a new legislative initiative called the Harm Reduction Bill. Aimed at helping to reduce problem gambling and underage gambling rates, the bill could change the way poker machine funds are allocated and how local governments decide how many poker machines should exist in any one…

New Residential Program for Pokies Clubs

Nine gaming clubs across Australia will receive $15 000 to explore the possibility of redeveloping their sites for residential purposes. The grants are part of the new Small Club Site Redevelopment Support Scheme, allowing club owners to consider developing housing on the unused parts of their property. “In discussions with the clubs sector the Government…

Pokie Player Pays $1800 for Machine Damages

When gambling, it is common that players will get frustrated. After all, losing a hand or a round means losing money. In the casino world, this frustration is called ‘tilt’ – and one local player let it get to him in the worst way possible. Earlier this week, Paul Bates was playing pokies at the…

More Chilli Pokies Now Available Online

Aristocrat has been very busy lately, creating a wide range of online casino and mobile games. While land-based gaming was previously the developer’s bread-and-butter, Aristocrat is venturing into the digital gaming world by creating fantastic online versions of its most popular traditional poker machines. Now, Aristocrat’s famous More Chilli poker machine is now available at…

Aristocrat Launches Online 50 Dragons Pokies

50 Dragons is one of Aristocrat’s most popular land-based poker machine, offering Australian players the chance to win impressive jackpots with 50 paylines of fun and excitement. Built on the same format as 50 Lions and featuring a similar theme to 5 Dragons, 50 Dragons presented players with an amalgamation of two of Aristocrat’s most…

Sports Benefit Most from Pokies Funding

When it comes to sports funding, there is mounting concern that clubs are becoming too dependent on funds donated from poker machine revenue. With local governments seeking to implement caps on poker machines and sinking lid policies, it may be time for sports clubs to seek out other financial resources, but some are concerned that…

Voluntary Pre-Commitment Comes to Queensland Casino

Echo Entertainment has announced that the Treasury Casino will be the third of its gambling venues to install voluntary precommitment technology on its games. 3000 games will receive the makeover treatment, bringing total percentage of equipped games to 18% in Queensland. The casino operator will begin installing the software on its machines over the course…

Geelong Pub Wants 40 New Pokies

The Fyansford Hotel in Geelong is about to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation. In addition to create a new dining spa, outdoor patio and playground area, the venue also wants to install a new area for gambling. According to reports, the development company, PJ Cook Investments, will not go through with the renovation unless the…

Community Not Impressed With New Gambling Licenses

Last week, The Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation approved a proposal for a new poker machine venue, despite the community’s protests. The opposition to the new venue was one of the biggest the community has ever seen, but the local government seemed to disregard the protest movement and grant the venue a license anyways. As…