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Harry Styles of One Direction Seen Playing Roulette In Perth

The last time the boys of pop sensation One Direction were in Australia, they got themselves in trouble with their management thanks to their irresponsible gambling spending. Now, One Direction is back in the country, and Harry Styles does not seem to have learned his lesson. According to TVNZ, the youngest member was seen playing…

New Harm Reduction Amendments

When MP Te Ururoa Flavell’s Gambling Harm Reduction was reviewed last month by a select committee, it was ‘gutted’ – according to many responsible gambling advocates across the country. They were not impressed that most of the harm reduction measures were eliminated, making the bill a futile attempt to reduce problem gambling rates. Now, Labour…

New SkyCity Casino Will Target High Rollers

SkyCity Casino has recently been granted permission to purchase Lasseter’s Wharf Casino in Queenstown. While the operator already owns another venue in the city, SkyCity has different plans for The Wharf. Shortly after it was announced that SkyCity would purchase The Wharf Casino, the operator announced its plans to make the venue into a high…

Electronic Roulette Launched at Airport Gaming Lounge

Casino games are everywhere nowadays. Clubs, pubs, hotels all host electronic gaming machines – and now airports are catching on to the trend. This week, it was announced that Finland’s Helsinki Airport has opened a gaming lounge, which will provide players with access to electronic roulette and other table games. The lounge will cover 81…

DIA To Run Facial Recognition Trial

The Department of Internal Affairs has agreed to run a trial of facial recognition software in New Zealand gambling venues. The technology is meant to reduce problem gambling rates by upholding the bans of self-excluded gamblers. The trial will be operated by Positive Outlook, a New Zealand-based hardware manufacturer. The company proposed the idea of…

Community Trusts Not On Board with Sinking Lid Policy

In Auckland, an upheaval is underway. Local residents have been campaigning for the Auckland City Council to implement a sinking lid policy on poker machines. While responsible gambling advocates back the policy, community trusts are not convinced that this is the best course of action. The Lion Foundation and other trusts across the country have…

New Mobile Multiplayer Roulette App

Big Fish mobile casino has launched a new multiplayer roulette game. It is the first-ever mobile roulette application that synchronizes the games for an entire table of players. Most mobile roulette games only allow players to witness their own wagering, and each player gets their own digital table. While this is the most common form…

Former Rugby Player Pleads Guilty to Stealing Pokie Grants

There has been yet another casino of the misappropriation of poker machine funds. This time, the crime has been committed by a former All Blacks player named Lindsay Raki, who used pokie grant money for his own personal gain. In addition to being a member of the All Blacks, Raki was also a certified accountant….

New Multiplayer Roulette Game At Big Fish Casino

Recently, Big Fish Casino has earned the honour of being the top casino title in the iTunes Marketplace. To celebrate this impressive achievement, the company plans on releasing a number of unique new games, including a multi-player roulette title, for its mobile casino app. Multi-player roulette brings the real-life casino gambling experience online. Traditional online…

Zynga Real-Money Gambling Debuts

Last month, social gaming developer Zynga launched ZyngaPlusCasino.com and ZyngaPlusPoker.com, two domains that would host its new-real money gambling services. This week, they have gone live, allowing players to access a new range of online poker and online casino games. These two new websites will host online poker and online casino games, allowing players to…