Tag Archives: poker machines
- Pokies spending in Victoria Australia rose by $32 million
July 26, 2016
Spending from poker machines in the state of Victoria, in Australia rose by $43 million (US$32.33 million) in the past 12 months. ABC News reported that Victorians spent almost $2.6 billion (US$1.95 billion) on poker machines, with gamblers from some of the state's most disadvantaged areas pouring large amounts of...
- Legal action targets poker machines in Australia
October 22, 2015
Lawyers are preparing legal action against operators and designers of video poker machines aka pokies, based on claims that the machines are designed to be addictive and could be illegal. The Maurice Blackburn firm said they were exploring whether the machines breached consumer laws because they were designed to deceive...
- New Zealand posting stronger betting turnover numbers
September 30, 2013
Quietly and in the shadows of Australia's bustling gambling scene, New Zealand is posting some pretty impressive betting action of its own. According to the New Zealand Racing Board, almost $2 billion ($1.957 billion, to be exact) was spent by bettors in the country in the last fiscal year with...
- New Zealand gamblers moving online
January 31, 2012
Gamblers across New Zealand are changing their attitudes towards different parts of the gambling industry as the country’s poker machine players move online. Money being put into poker machines dropped 24% in 2011 as players spent almost $8million less than a year before. Internal Affairs figures show that in the...
New Zealand online gambling point of consumption tax looms
March 23, 2017
New Zealand TAB site forced to block Australian bettors
September 14, 2017
Legal action targets poker machines in Australia
October 22, 2015