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Beth is a professional gambling writer who loves online slots and New Zealand...

New Jolly Roger’s Jackpot Slots From Rival Gaming

When it comes to online slots, Rival Gaming is a lesser-known developer. The company had its heyday in 2010 with the launch of its i-Slots series, but things have died down recently. Now, Rival Gaming is back on the scene with the release of the new Jolly Roger’s Jackpot online slots game. With 3D animations…

Christchurch Casino’s Underground Lounge Opens on Friday

This Friday, Christchurch’s newest nightclub will open to the public. Mashina, located in the former underground car park of Christchurch Casino, will be making its debut this week, and members of the public are invited to check out this hot new venue. It has taken just over 3 months to build Mashina Lounge, and Christchurch…

The Greens Propose Harm Minimisation Strategy

Responsible gambling advocates argue that the SkyCity convention centre deal will be harmful to the local community. SkyCity Auckland will receive 230 new pokies and 40 new table games in return for building the capital’s new convention centre, and there are mounting concerns that this will cause an increase in problem gambling rates. To offset…

The Greens Protest SkyCity Deal With Cardboard Casino

The Greens have been against the SkyCity convention centre deal since Day 1. They have argued that the deal could be harmful, as adding 230 new pokies has the potential to cause an increase in problem gambling rates across Auckland. Now, to prove their point, The Greens plan to construct cardboard casino in Aotea Square…

New Halloween Slots From Microgaming

This month, Microgaming has released two new mobile slots – just in time for Halloween. Halloweenies and What a Hoot are two HTML5 slots games that will provide players with the chance to win generous cash jackpots while they game on the go. Halloweenies is one of Microgaming’s most popular games based on this particular…

New Zealand Punters Spend $2 Billion On Betting Annually

The New Zealand Racing Board has recently released figures about the country’s gambling market. Its findings may come as a shock to some, as the report states that Kiwis spend upwards of $2 billion on sportsbetting every year. The Racing Board, which runs New Zealand’s TAB, earned $144.1 million from July 2012 to July 2013….

Prime Minister Confirms SkyCity Convention Centre Job Estimates

Last month, Prime Minister John Key finalized the terms for the SkyCity convention centre deal. While the general public is concerned that the deal will result in increased problem gambling rates, Mr Key confirms that it will actually benefit the community by boosting the economy. To prove this, he has recently confirmed that the convention…

All Slots Mobile App in Top 5

Mobile gambling is the hottest trend in the online casino industry nowadays. More and more online slots fans prefer to play their favourite games while on the go from their tablet computers and smartphones. All Slots has decided to meet this demand with its mobile casino application – and it is seeing a hugely positive…

New Social Gaming Association

This month, the Social Gaming Association has been established. In recent years, social gaming has become increasingly popular, causing local politicians to wonder if the activity should be regulated. When the industry does become regulated, the new Social Gaming Association will protect the regulatory interests of developers, players and affiliates. “The SGA will also provide…

New Christchurch Casino Club To Be Named ‘Maschina’

Christchurch Casino will be home to a hot new nightclub called Mashina. The new entertainment venue will feature a Russian theme, bringing an entirely new experience to Christchuch’s nightlife scene. “It’s got a Russian background; Mashina means car or machine. We wanted something fun and funky,” says Blair McIntyre, Christchurch Casino’s casino food and beverage…