Pokies Discussion Category Archive

Posthumous Hall of Fame Award for Ad Man Neil Lawrene

Posthumous Hall of Fame Award for Ad Man Neil Lawrene

Following his death in a tragic diving accident in the Maldives last year, well-known adman Neil Lawrence’s children have accepted an award and started a new campaign to continue their father’s legacy. At the 35th annual ADMA awards at Star Casino, Lawrence, whose high-profile work includes the widely respected Feels Like Home campaign for Qantas, […]

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The Word on Online Gambling Legalities in Australia

The Word on Online Gambling Legalities in Australia

Is Online Gambling Legal or Not? You’d think that a question as straight forward as that would generate an answer equally so but it appears not. In fact the answer has gone the other way and is a convoluted mess that has legal practitioners rubbing their hands together and wondering how many billable hours that translates to. […]

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Are Social Games Like Candy Crush Sweetening The Appeal of Online Gambling?

Are Social Games Like Candy Crush Sweetening The Appeal of Online Gambling?

We recently stirred the hornet’s nest by asking the question – is social gaming a precursor to gambling and ultimately addiction? – and the answers were actually surprising. Read the article here for the full story but in a nutshell, the issues are around how the games like Candy Crush and Subway Surfer are designed, […]

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Study Reveals Responsible Gambling Measures Actually Work!

Study Reveals Responsible Gambling Measures Actually Work!

An Internet Gaming research study has revealed that problem gambling safeguards implemented by the state of New Jersey are being utilized at a higher than expected rate – a rare positive result for something designed to reduce problem gambling or at least minimise the harm that it does. Are Online Gamblers Getting Wiser? The “Internet […]

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Pokies: The Lower Socio-Economic Problem

Pokies: The Lower Socio-Economic Problem

Pokies have taken more than $23.4 million from punters in Stonnington, a lower socio-economic area in Victoria. This figure is an increase of around $423,000 from the same time last year – further evidence that the biggest problems associated with pokie addiction are experienced in areas that can least afford to be losing money in […]

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More Evidence Of Pokies Targeting The Poor

More Evidence Of Pokies Targeting The Poor

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, but she's always going to play. - But that's not really her fault - she was addicted before she even knew what hit her. Well played Australian Government and Clubs Victoria. Well played.

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Pokies, Profits and a Playground?!

Pokies, Profits and a Playground?!

Beretta's Langwarrin Hotel is receiving 10 new poker machines in return for a new state of the art kids playground. In a country where pokie addiction costs society $4.7billion annually it appears the Langwarrin Hotel have genuinely lost sight of what is important and are fresh out of fucks to give.

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Captain Picard Thinks You Should Play Online Pokies

Captain Picard Thinks You Should Play Online Pokies

When it comes to understanding how pokies work and what the true odds of winning are, the facts are rather depressing actually. You may have seen the signage around your local pub stating that the chances of winning the jackpot are no greater than 1 in a million – but the truth is actually a […]

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Nick Xenophon – Australia’s Only Sure Bet

Nick Xenophon – Australia’s Only Sure Bet

Nick Xenophon – The Only Sure Bet in a Gambling Obsessed Country Australia’s obsession with pokies costs the community close to $5 billion each and every year – and with a government blinded by greed and equally obsessed with pokie (revenue) it seems the problems are only going to get worse. Which is why we […]

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iPhone vs. Android – The Mobile Casino Battle

iPhone vs. Android – The Mobile Casino Battle

OPTIMIZE FOR – Spin Palace Mobile (3600) Spin Palace Mobile Casino (880) Mobile Casino (380) We look at the Mobile Casino platforms and find out if and which is the better option for playing pokies on  your mobile phone or smartphone. We’ll take a look at the two sides of the Operating System fence and […]

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