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SkyCity Gets Warning From DIA for Advertising Malta Online Casino to NZ Players

On Monday, the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) issued a formal warning to SkyCity Entertainment Group for emailing customers in March. Reportedly, the operator emailed customers in March, just days before Alert Level 4 was unveiled. In the email to loyalty program members, the company reportedly informed customers that its Malta-based online casino was still […]

John Allen Hands in Resignation as New Zealand Racing Authority CEO

John Allen resigns

John Allen has handed in his resignation as the CEO of Racing Industry Transition Authority (RITA). He had been in this position for four years since the change of replacing the New Zealand Racing Board. According to a statement he made, he mentioned that this was a personal decision, and it comes at the right […]

Helen Whately New Minister In Charge of UK Gambling Industry

Helen Whately UK

Helen Whately has been appointed by the DCMS, Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, as a new minister that will oversee the British gambling industry. Whately is the current Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent. Helen Whately is taking over from Rebecca Pow. She is reportedly moving to the Department of Environment, […]

Microgaming Partners with Neon Valley Studios

Microgaming Partners with Neon Valley Studios

Casino gaming giant, Microgaming is increasing its independent studio roster with the addition of Neon Valley Studios. The new partnership has already yielded new casino games for NZ players to enjoy. The association with the Microgaming allows players to receive the most popular story-driven casino pokies games with state-of-the-art graphics. Players from NZ will be […]

Chinese Online Gambling Costs the State NZ$375 Billion

chinese online gambling NZ

The popularity of Chinese online gambling is growing and the republic isn’t happy with the effects on its society. Online casinos on the other side of the world offer Chinese gamblers hundreds of gaming sessions for popular casino games on the internet. A single baccarat table at these casino sites targeting Chinese players can draw […]

Casino Brands to Receive Content Upgrade from Blueprint Gaming

Casino Brands Receive Content Boost

Casino brands affiliated with SkillOnNet will receive a content boost from the pokies software developer, Blueprint Gaming, based in the UK. The range of igaming brands will benefit from much-sophisticated technology. The casino brands will also have access to all the marketing tools of Blueprint Gaming. All the casino brands that are associated with SkillOnNet […]

SkyCity Casino Workers Strike Goes on for Second Weekend

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SkyCity Casino workers operating in the company’s New Zealand-based venues went on strike for a second consecutive weekend between 7 and 8 September. The workers, who have been looking to get a raise in pay rates for weekend and night work, undertook action after their union (Unite) and SkyCity representatives were unable to reach an […]

The Star Group Caught in Criminal Web

The Star Entertainment Group

The Star Entertainment Group has been linked to businessman and gambling industry mogul, Stanley Ho. Ho has picked up a bad reputation for himself after authorities learned about his supposed involvement in organised crime. The Star Entertainment Group is rival to one of Australia’s biggest casino operators- Crown Resorts. Crown Resorts have also been placed […]

Gambling Bosses Disclose the Negative Impact of Gambling in the UK

Carolyn Harris, labour member of parliament has unveiled that CEOs from four major gambling companies have realised the harm inflicted on people by their sector. Ms. Harris confirmed that the three executives from SkyBet, Paddy Power Betfair, bet365 and William Hill agreed that hundreds of thousands of people reveal effects of problem gambling each year. […]

NZ Video Gaming a Budding Industry

In five years, the New Zealand video game industry could be worth a billion dollars. The interactive gaming industry is said to be the future of New Zealand’s economy. A report identifying how video gaming could create jobs and export earning if the government was involved was recently released. The report was produced by the […]

Anti-Gambling Campaigners Suggest Public Consultation on NZ Gambling Advertising Ban

Anti-Gambling Campaigners Ad Ban

Anti-gambling campaigners are asking the authorities and the public to consider banning gambling ads. However, they are also willing to consider having warning labels on gambling advertising. Most of the gambling ads are not explicitly recognise them to be promoting gambling. This means that many people will not be able to identify them as gambling […]

Singapore Casino Regulator Cites Loot Boxes as Gambling Risk

singapore-casino regulator investigates loot boxes

Loot boxes in video games are in the news again and casino regulators in Singapore are investigating the ‘novel’ gambling products. They have mentioned the obvious appeal to a young demographic as the motivation to mitigate the possible risk involved in playing those games. Officially known as the Singapore’ Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA), it is […]

DIA Discussion Document Draws Criticism in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has published a discussion document looking at the state of online gambling on the island. However, the DIA discussion document is receiving some backlash from both sides of the aisle. Both supporters of web-based casinos and anti-gambling advocates find the discussion document misunderstanding and lacking in its conceptualisation […]

NZ Gambling Act Reforms Tabled for Public Discussion

NZ Gambling Act Reforms Public Contributions

Gambling Act reforms are now up for discussion by the government and public after coming up for review on 31 July. Currently, the legislation is not specific enough about Internet gambling, which will be the main focus for the reforms by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). However, the suggestions submitted are drawing criticism from […]

ASA Suspends BetIndex Gambling Adverts on Facebook

BetIndex Gambling Advert Banned

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has suspended BetIndex Gambling adverts on Facebook for showing young football players. The ASA found a paid Facebook advert on Football Index on the 20th of May 2019 that promoted the gambling application. In the advert text, there was mention of Jadon Sancho, a young English professional football player. The […]

Lotto New Zealand Recognised for Responsible Gambling Program

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Lotto New Zealand places emphasis first and foremost on safe and responsible gambling for Kiwis. The World Lottery Association has affirmed this by awarding our national lottery operator with a Level 4 Responsible Gaming Certification. A Level 4 certificate is the highest accolade or certification a lottery organisation can receive. Lotto New Zealand just confirms […]

New Lottery Commission to Benefit Agents in AU

New Lottery Commission AU

The Andrews Labour Government in Victoria, south-eastern Australia, has implemented a new lottery commission which will change how lottery tickets are sold in the region. The new lottery commission method poses great benefits for hundreds of news and lottery agents in Victoria, many of which are small businesses. The news was released on the official […]

Web-based Gambling Grows in Popularity in NZ

Web-based Gambling Grows in NZ

Gambling online has become more favored in New Zealand, according to reports. The people who have been against gambling said that the recent government has been concentrating on governing the industry. Not a lot of energy has been spent on providing people with the utmost protection against web-based gambling harm. Most of the people living […]