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Fraser has worked in the online gambling industry for 10 years and he keeps up to date with all the latest news and views.

Business Is Booming for Yggdrasil Gaming

Yggdrasil Gaming is new to the online casino market, and has experienced plenty of growth in a very short amount of time. This week, the company posted its first quarter financial results for 2016, and it seems that things are going very well for Yggdrasil. Overall, the online slots developer saw a 519% surge in…

Full Tilt Now Migrated to PokerStars Platform

Full Tilt players will now be playing their favourite online poker games on PokerStars’ software. This week, the company completed its migration to the PokerStars platform, so both player pools will be combined for bigger prizes and better game selection. All Full Tilt players who attempt to login to their accounts this week will be…

Generous Holiday Giveaways from Casino.com

Casino.com is an online gaming site that always offers players the chance to cash in on amazing prizes both inside and outside of their casino games. There is always a generous promotion on at Casino.com, and currently the site is running two great holiday giveaways. The Dubai Dreams promotion offers players the chance to win…

Harawira would ban pokies in poor areas

The MP of Te Tai Tokerau has spoken of a radical plan to reduce gambling problems in New Zealand’s poorer communities… He believes that banning pokies altogether would be a simple way to eradicate the problem. Mr Hone Harawira thinks that the NZ$3.7m lost by gamblers in the Whangarei area, from April to June alone…

Imigrants to NZ can have gambling problems

Simon Tam, a councillor for the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGFNZ) has said that immigrants from Asia who find it hard to adjust to life in New Zealand, can be susceptible to loneliness and can turn to life in casinos by way of forging a life in the country. Tam states that life…

Wairarapa area to have a poker machine review

The Wairarapa Times-Age reports that as many as 500 people in the Wairarapa area could be problem gamblers – it based on the stat that 1.8% of Kiwis are reported to be problem gamblers. It’s an interesting figure, given that spending on lotteries, pokies and casinos have dropped in New Zealand over the past 12…

Online gambling companies pay commission to third parties for new players

Originally Posted on Tuesday Aug 16 9:19:00 BST 2011 There is an interactive and online gambling inquiry in Australia at the moment, and no doubt interested parties in New Zealand are keeping a watchful eye on proceedings. The Chief Executive of Sportsbet, which is based in the Northern Territory in Australia, has revealed that it…

World Cup inspires online gambling

Originally Posted on Saturday Sep 17 16:19:00 BST 2011 TAB has reported that the World Cup has seen record numbers of punters placing a bet. Gambling, particularly online, is easier than ever before. The number of people with access to smartphones and computers has never been higher, and a touch of a button will give…

Smoking in pokie machine areas

Originally Posted on Thursday Sep 1 15:55:00 BST 2011 The New Zealand Gambling Commission surprised many people recently by allowing the Auckland and Dunedin casinos to have pokie machines in smoking areas. Critics of this move say that allowing people to smoke while playing the machines will increase gambling problems. On top of this Auckland’s…

Interactive gambling scene in New Zealand

Originally Posted on Monday Aug 1 15:11:00 BST 2011 The online gambling scene in New Zealand is developing in a similar way to any unregulated market, with many people feeling that it is out of control. Although online gambling is against the law in the country, there does not appear to be any move afoot…