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Virtual reality is the future of mobile gambling

Apr 29, 2016 8:18 AM
By: paul swaddle

Source: Growth Business UK

It’s no secret that virtual reality technology is gaining serious momentum. Across various industries and sectors, virtual reality, or VR to those in the know, is being extensively developed for a host of different uses. Organisations such as Sony are...

Government ignores elephant in the room in response to online gambling review

Apr 29, 2016 2:24 AM
By: charles livingstone

Source: Conversation AU

The federal government has released its response to former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell’s review of the Interactive Gambling Act . O’Farrell’s review supposedly focused on “illegal offshore gambling...

Bay gamblers spend $15.7m on pokies

Apr 28, 2016 10:25 PM

Source: Sun Live

Gamblers in the Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatane and Rotorua districts fed some $15.7 million into pub and club gaming machines from January to March of this year. According to the...

Tasmanian Government refuses to change poker machine inquiry terms of reference

Apr 28, 2016 8:22 PM
By: richard baines

Source: ABC Online

The Tasmanian Government has rejected concerns the guidelines for a state gambling inquiry are too narrow. Key points: Greens want the community to have its say on pokies in pubs and clubs...

It's hard to say 'Goodbye' in new Fallsview campaign

Apr 28, 2016 5:09 PM

Source: Marketing Magazine Canada

First of four commercials planned for 2016 features a humorous twist on a familiar trope Fallsview Casino Resort is doubling down on its signature brand of humour in a new marketing campaign from...

Brockton casino shot down by gambling commission

Apr 28, 2016 2:44 PM
By: sean p. murphy

Source: Boston Globe

Chase the Ace takes off in Nova Scotia, with 222 licences issued last year

Apr 28, 2016 2:33 PM
By: lisa blackburn, cbc news

Source: CBC

If the Sydney jackpot is awarded this weekend at $2.6 million, the province will receive $55,380 Figures released by the province suggest the number of Chase the Ace lottery licences issued in 2016...

Online gambling sites banned from giving free credit

Apr 28, 2016 6:03 AM

Source: NewsMail

ONLINE gambling companies will be banned from offering their clients credit on betting websites. The...

Crackdown on overseas gambling

Apr 28, 2016 1:35 AM

Source: 9News.com.au

The federal government will close a loophole that allows offshore wagering companies to offer Australians in-play betting. Human Services Minister Alan Tudge said on Thursday the government would...

Casino breaks ground

Apr 27, 2016 3:11 PM

Source: Belleville Intelligencer

Belleville, ON By Tim Miller, The Intelligencer Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:01:40 EDT PM Tim Miller/The Intelligencer Mayor Taso Christopher celebrates as the ribbon is cut at the official...