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PayPal Condemned for Letting Gambling Addicts Surpass Bank Limits

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Gambling legislators and watchdogs in the United Kingdom have spoken out against online financial services provider PayPal for allegedly allowing gamblers to circumvent bank limits. Due to this loophole in safety bank limit practices, some gamblers have been using the e-wallet to spend excessive amounts. Reports suggest perhaps even more than NZ$273 000 on gambling per […]

Mega Millions NZ$2.2 Billion Jackpot Still Unclaimed

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In October 2018, the Mega Millions Lottery in the United States saw the largest single payout jackpot in America’s history. One lucky player managed to win the US$1.5 billion (NZ$2.2 Billion) jackpot. However, the winner is yet to come forward and claim their prize. The ticket was sold in South Carolina and matched all six […]

Norwegian Gaming Authority Bans Malta-Licenced Casino Payments

In a report by the Times of Malta, six Malta-based gambling companies had their transactions banned by the Norwegian Gaming Authority, Lotteritilsynet. The watchdog ordered its banks to block all payments linked to gambling-related transactions. Read on for more. According to the spokesperson of NGA, Norwegian banks are restricted from transferring money to accounts held by […]

Best Slots to Celebrate Valentines

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Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on the 14th of February. Many online slots providers have used this occasion as an inspiration for many of their slot’s titles and themes. To commemorate this day, we have put together a list of some of the popular love slots that celebrate the Valentine love. What’s more, is […]

Bede Gaming Seals a Deal with AGS

Bede Gaming Seals a Deal with AGS

Bede Gaming casino software and platform provider was founded in 2011. The gaming software provider is not really a newbie in the industry.  However, it is a relatively new when compared to some of the long-standing leading names in the gambling markets. At this stage of the game, tactical partnerships are vital, and the provider […]

SkyCity Hamilton Pokie Application to Get Public Hearing

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Earlier this year, SkyCity Hamilton submitted an application to remove three blackjack tables from their casino floors to make space for 60 additional pokie machines. The additional machines would increase the total number of pokies available at the casino to 399. The application did result in opposition from the community. Now, it seems that a […]

Tabcorp Apparently Lodges Complaint Against Lottoland

Tabcorp complains against Lottoland Jackpot Betting

Tabcorp has reportedly filed a complaint against Lottoland for its latest offering. Known as Jackpot Betting, many rivals are unhappy with Lottoland. Tabcorp has reportedly become the latest company to file a complaint to the Australian Communications and Media Authority. Lottoland claims that as many as 750 000 gamblers use their service, and has allowed players […]

Luxor to start with Ocean Resort Casino licensing process

Luxor Capital Group, a New York-based hedge-fund and the new major investor of Ocean Resort Casino, have requested gaming regulators to go ahead and start the process of being licensed by the state. This private investment business has submitted its application for the interim casino authorization. This is according to the documents that are filed […]

Fortnite to Ditch Paid Loot Box Microtransactions

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Anybody who has played Fortnite knows about the game’s famous llama paid loot box offering. A recent update published on Epic Games blog revealed that the developer would soon be doing away with the “loot box” aspect of these llamas. Players familiar with the controversial microtransaction system will know that they aren’t able to see […]

Victoria Gamblers Lose Record Amount of Money on Pokies in 2018

Victoria Gamblers lose record amount of money in 2018

Gamblers in Victoria, Australia, have lost a record amount of money playing pokies in 2018. This has caused quite a controversy and has led to anti-gambling groups calling for reform. Figures published by the Victorian Commission for Liquor and Gambling Regulation revealed their six-monthly venue loss data. This revealed that during 2018, gamblers in Victoria […]

Fox Countersues Genting Resort Over Failed Theme Park

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Fox Entertainment is striking back at Genting with a US$46.4 million (NZ$67.83 million) countersuit. In case you missed it, Fox cancelled its licence for its Fox World theme park. Which has yet to be completed at the Resorts World Genting complex in Malaysia. Fox, together with The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox Inc, […]

British Airways Criticised for ‘Gambling Ad’

British Airways Under Fire for Gambling Ad – NZ Gambling News

Members of Parliament and anti-gambling campaigns are filing complaints against British Airways. According to reports, the airline ‘popularised gambling’ in a new ad for ‘British Airways Holidays’. Aired on television, the ad featured a couple ‘easily winning on slot machines’. Complaints have already been filed with the advertising regulator. Just weeks after UK gambling operators […]

US Mega Millions Jackpot Falls Short

Mega Millions Jackpot Winning Numbers Revealed – NZ Gambling News

While it was billed as ‘the largest jackpot in US history’, last week’s win fell a little short of the estimated US$1.6 billion (NZ$2.45 billion). However, the lucky US Mega Millions winner probably won’t be complaining. The winning numbers and ticket have been traced to South Carolina, where winners can choose to remain anonymous. So, […]

US MegaMillions Betting Surges in Australia

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Despite calls for banning third-party betting on lotteries, Australian bets are reportedly rising for the US MegaMillions. According to TheLotter.com, AU ticket sales have ‘sky-rocketed’, along with bets. Many punters have been using Lottoland and TheLotter.com to place their bets, probably for the last time. The jackpot for the American lottery has reached US$900 million […]

Global Gaming Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Global Gaming Awards 2018 Winners in Las Vegas – NZ Gaming News

This year’s top operators and software providers have been announced at the Global Gaming Awards. The ceremony, held at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, opened the 2018 Global Gaming Expo (G2E). Winners were voted on by 70 gambling industry judges, and the awards were handed out in front 700 industry professionals. Two companies […]

Perth Banker stole NZ$4 million, Sentenced to Jail Time

Perth Banker Jailed for Stealing to Fund Gambling Habit – NZ News

A Perth banker has been sentenced to five years and six months’ jail time for stealing AU$3.7 million (NZ$4.04 million). Daniel Petkov, a 37-year-old bank manager, was sentenced this week in District Court. Petkov was allegedly suffering from ‘an undiagnosed bipolar disorder’ when he stole the money. According to reports, the full amount was appropriated […]

Pause the Pokies Reveals Waiuku Problem Gambling

Waiuku Pokies Gambling-Related Harm Rising – NZ Gambling News

Gambling Harm Awareness week, also called ‘Pause the Pokies’, was held in early September. The initiative, headed by the Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF), was meant to raise awareness in New Zealand. However, statistics from Pause the Pokies have revealed a larger problem. In Waiuku specifically, PGF experts have shared shocking data. According to their findings, […]

Playtech Sells off Plus500 Shares

Plus500 Shares Sold by Playtech for Debt Reduction – NZ News

Gaming giant Playtech has sold off all of its Plus500 shares, three years after trying to buy the trading platform provider. Their 10% stake is worth £176 million (NZ$311 million), which Playtech will use for ‘general corporate purposes and debt reduction’. The decision to sell off the shares appears to fall in line with five […]