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

Full Tilt Gears Up For Recreational Focus

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Full Tilt Poker is implementing its recreational gaming strategy. Just one year after adding online pokies and other luck-based casino games, the site is now working on ways to attract more casual poker machines, as well. There was a time when Full Tilt Poker was a leader in the online poker market, but the industry…

No Funding Cut For Problem Gambling Foundation

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Last year, the Ministry of Health sparked outrage by pulling funding from the Problem Gambling Foundation – but the organisation was not going to go down without a fight. For the past year, the Problem Gambling Foundation has been fighting the decision, and its hard work has finally paid off. This week, it was announced…

New Weekend in Vegas Online Slot From BetSoft

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This week, BetSoft has launched a new online slot game called Weekend in Vegas. This fun new online slot game features a unique theme and generous bonuses that all types of online slots fans will enjoy. Weekend in Vegas is a 243 Ways to Win online slots game. This means that there are no paylines;…

Microgaming Releases New Hot As Hades Online Slots

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Microgaming’s latest release is an online slots game called Hot As Hades. In this kooky and cartoony casino game, Hades must obtain the Crystal Helm and heads off to Mount Olympus to retrieve it. This slots game offers up a unique online gaming experience with generous bonuses and interesting gameplay. Hot As Hades is a…

NZ Pokie Funds Involved in FIFA Scandal

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This month, FIFA shocked the sports world when it was revealed that the football organisation has been involved in various corruption scandals. Now, it seems that the local pokie market may be involved. According to a Scoop report, Stephen Williamson – chairman of the Auckland Football Federation – was once a chair for CueSports. From…

Does a Smaller Convention Centre Mean Fewer Pokies?

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Recently, the design of the SkyCity Convention Centre has received a makeover. It is much smaller than it was originally made out to be, and some responsible gambling advocates believe that this should effect the number of pokies that SkyCity receives in turn for funding the new building. Originally, the cost convention centre was budgeted…

Skill Games Will Be Allowed On Slot Machines

As slot machine technology becomes more and more sophisticated, we are seeing all sorts of new special features introduced. Now, some slot machines will be able to offer players the ability to take part in skill-based in order to boost their bonus winnings. This week, Nevada lawmakers passed Senate Bill 9, which was originally brought…

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…