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General Online Casino news from New Zealand.

Gambling Helplines Combine Forces

The issue of problem gambling has become quite prevalent in the online gambling community. Gambling reform has been presented as a suitable solution, but education and counselling are also needed to make the initiative successful. As such, two helplines in New Zealand have joined forces to take on this cause. Kidsline and Gambling Helpline have…

Queenstown Casino Missed Out On Rugby Cup Revenue

The World Rugby Cup, hosted last year in New Zealand, brought a great deal of tourism dollars into the economy. Hotels, entertainment venues and casinos all saw a boost in revenue – except for Sky City Queenstown, which seems to have missed out. Across the country, Sky City Casinos raked in over $30 million as…

Couples’ Relationship Satisfaction Linked to Gaming

Online gaming is currently one of the most popular leisure activities in the world. Believe it or not, more and more adults are spending an increasing amount of time playing games online, making it a substantial hobby. As such, it becomes an important issue in many relationships today, affecting how successful a couple is, romantically….

Online Gambling Displaces Land-Based Casinos

The New Zealand government has worked hard to outlaw online gambling over the past few years, but it was inevitable that residents would catch on to the craze. Despite politicians’ best efforts to ban the activity, online gambling is gaining popularity in New Zealand. New Zealand’s land-based casinos are seeing fewer patrons and less profits…

Women More Likely to Develop Gambling Addiction to Pokies

Recently, several studies have been commission to determine the effects of poker machines on the communities in which they are located. They have shone a great deal of light on the gambling industry in New Zealand and Australia, offering valuable insight into the ways in which people respond to the gambling industry. A recent study…

Shamed Rugby Player to Deal with Gambling Addiction

Earlier this year, former Taranaki player Willie Ripia had resigned from the rugby league, after being accused of stealing from his teammates in order to fund his gambling addiction. Recently, he announced that he is dedicated to getting treatment for his problem and hopes to right his wrongs. While Ripia did not confirm the claims…

IGT Spends $500 Million on Acquisition of Double Down Interactive

International Games Technology is really aiming to make a splash in the online gambling world. Even though the developer already has a vast web presence, IGT is still looking to expand. One way in which the company plans on doing so is by acquiring social games developer Double Down for a huge $500 million. Double…

Earthquake Still Affecting Christchurch Casino

The earthquake happened months ago, but the aftershock is still being felt across Christchurch. Many businesses are having a difficult time recovering and returning back to normal operation, and insurance firms are not making things any easier. Insurance companies are introducing new policies and clauses that may seem a little unfair in the event of…

NZ Problem Gambling Foundation to Host Conference

In February, the New Zealand Problem Gambling Foundation will host its fourth annual International Gambling Conference. The event is expected to draw in hundreds of organizations from around the world, helping them work together to fight gambling addiction on a vast scale. The event will take place from February22 to February 24, and problem gambling…

Double Mobile Jackpot Hit at All Slots Casino

The mobile gambling market is just beginning to take off in terms of popularity, so there haven’t been many jackpot hits thus far. However, things seem to be beginning to change, as one lucky player hit the jackpot twice at All Slots’ Flash and mobile casinos. On December 3rd, a player named Sharon S hit…