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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…

Over 1/3 of Social Casino Poker Players Are Female

International Game Technology is a leader in social casino gaming. To maintain its standing, the company is always on the up and up with trends in the social gambling market. Recently, IGT has found that more than 30% of all poker players at social casinos are women, marking a new trend in the industry. Poker…

Ladbrokes Australia Introduces New Debit Cards For Gamblers

Ladbrokes Australia is offering players a new online casino banking method, which will make it easier for players to withdraw cash. The new debit card will provide players with the opportunity to withdraw online winnings from cash machines, which will benefit players but put land-based gambling providers at a competitive disadvantage. According to James Burnett…

Social Slots Players Seem Eager For Real-Money Gambling

Facebook is becoming a popular social gambling destination. Every month, millions of players log on to their Facebook accounts to play free online casino games like Double Down Casino and Mirrorball Slots. But, how willing are these players to wager on these games with real-cash? A new study by Traffic Generation finds that players are…

Man Spends Own Money On Problem Gambling Campaign

Problem gambling is becoming a significant issue among Australians. While the government has taken steps to curb problem gambling rates across the country, some individuals feel that more can be done. Paul Bendat is one such person, and he has spent $70 000 of his own money on a campaign to promote pokie reform. As…

Nintendo Could Get Involved with Social Gaming

Important shareholders at Nintendo are urging the company to get involved the mobile and social gaming market. The console manufacturer’s latest hardware release, the WiiU, is not selling as well as was forecasted, and shareholders believe that Nintendo could make a better profit by creating games for hardware designed by Apple, Samsung and Sony. Smartphones…

Pokie Spending At Its Lowest in New Zealand

Responsible gambling advocates across New Zealand have recently been concerned about rising rates of problem gambling across the country. Over the course of the past five years, pokie spending has been rising significantly – but things have taken on a different direction recently. According to Radio New Zealand, pokie spending is now at the lowest…

Traffic Generation Provides Insight Into Social Casino Player Behaviour

Social gambling is a relatively new phenomenon in the gambling market, so industry experts are still figuring out how players respond to social casino games. A new report by Traffic Generation offers some new insight into the minds of social gamblers. Traffic Generation, a data analytics and marketing provider, recently surveyed more than 1500 social…

IGT Hires Former Zynga GM

IGT is making some significant changes to its free-to-play gambling app, DoubleDown Casino. The gaming designer has appointed former Zynga executive Jim Veevaert as DoubleDown’s new Vice President of Games. The news of the appointment comes shortly after DoubleDown’s founders left the company in January 2014. Founders Greg Enell and Cooper DuBois have been attributed…

Walking Dead Pokie Is A Huge Hit Among Players

Aristocrat’s new Walking Dead poker machine has proven itself to be a huge hit among land-based casino players. The game was only recently released, and it is already making a big impact in the brick-and-mortar gambling market. When the game was first previewed at gaming conferences in 2013, casino operators were instantly intrigued and players…