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General Online Casino news from New Zealand.

Zoom Poker Out of Beta

This week, Zoom Poker has come out of Beta mode. After successful testing and trials, PokerStars’ Zoom Poker is an official offering from the online poker giant. To mark the occasion, Stars has also released Zoom Poker as a mobile application. During the beta testing period of Zoom Poker, over 300 million hands were dealt….

Study Shows that Gambling May Not Be An Addiction

When you think of problem gambling, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘addiction’; however, a new study by researchers at the University of Sydney suggests otherwise. Instead of calling it an ‘addiction’, they believe that it is more of a ‘misguided obsession’. Dr. Fadi Anjoul of the University’s Gambling Treatment Clinic notes that…

Apple Beating Out Android in Mobile Gaming

Last year, there was talk that Android was going to dominate the mobile gaming market; however, this year has seen Apple forge ahead of the Google-powered mobile operating system. According to recent reports, Apple now has 84% of the mobile gambling market, leaving Android in its dust. Over the course of the past year, the…

IGT Sees Increase in Interactive Market

A recent report indicates that IGT has seen some significant financial increases over the course of the past few months. From the first quarter to the second quarter of 2012, the company has seen a 13% increase. The company attributes this increase to a rise in sales in the interactive gaming market, which includes mobile…

Auckland Residents Concerned About Sex Tourism

City Councillors in Auckland are excited about the prospect of having a new convention built for them by Sky City Casino at no cost. The only catch is that the casino will be allowed to install 500 new pokie machines. While this is the primary concern for most residents of Auckland, new worries are arising…

New Sky City Pokies to Pay Off Convention Centre

While $350 million is a lot of money for one company to spend on the construction of a new convention centre, Sky City does not seem very worried at all. While it seemed liked the casino operator was getting the short end of the deal by offering to build the new centre, Sky City will…

Is Full Tilt Preparing to Return?

It has been quite some time since Full Tilt Poker has made headlines, but the company is finally back in the public eye. A recent report claims that Full Tilt Poker has reapplied for its gambling license, a positive step forward for the infamous online poker operator. The first sign that the company had started…

$26 Million Winner Will Stay A Grocery Store Clerk

When someone wins a million-dollar jackpot prize, one of their first announcements is that they will quit their day job – but that is not the case for the most recent Powerball winner. 34-year-old Trevor from Waikato is a grocery store clerk, and he plans on staying in his position despite winning a $26 million…

Prime Minister Prefers Casinos Over Pubs

Prime Minister John Key has stated that casinos are a safer alternative to pubs which host poker machines. This seems to be his case for justifying the recent agreement he’s made with Sky City, offering the casino group more pokies in return for the construction of Auckland’s new convention and conference centre. The deal will…

Five Auckland Players Take Home Lotto Prize

It is a fine day in Auckland today, as five lucky winners from the city have struck the huge jackpot offered by the NZ Lotto. What you would normally think is that all five players bought into a lottery pool; however, that’s not the case – each player has won a separate prize! Two players…