Tag Archives: video poker machines
- Crown Resorts, Aristocrat Leisure sued over “deceptive” pokies machines
October 26, 2016
Australian casino operator Crown Resorts and gaming device maker Aristocrat Leisure have been sued for allegedly deceiving gamblers on their chances of winning on video poker machines. On Wednesday, Australian resident Shonica Guy filed a lawsuit in Australia’s Federal Court alleging that she suffered significant financial losses playing the pokies...
- Social casino apps tipped as way to wean Australian problem gamblers off pokies
August 3, 2015
Could social casino apps be the key to weaning Australia’s pokies addicts off their drug of choice? Australia boasts the world’s most avid gamblers, with the average Aussie adult losing over $1k per year to various gambling activity. The chief beneficiary of this national gambling jones is the video poker...
- Aussie pokies clubs offer to host daycare centres; UK arcades want FOBT “parity”
September 14, 2014
British adult gaming centers (AGC) are working on a legal dodge to allow them to host the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) so despised by anti-gambling campaigners. The Independent on Sunday reported that AGCs, which are by law prohibited from hosting FOBTs on their premises, are looking to reclassify their...
- Study debunks Slot Player Stereotypes; Problem Gamblers Born, not made
November 11, 2012
The traditional stereotypes surrounding slot machine players don’t jibe with reality, according to a new study by Sandy Chen, an assistant professor of Hospitality Management at Oregon State University-Cascades. In stark contrast to the cliché of the poor, uneducated senior feverishly stuffing his or her social security check into the...
- Aussie gov’t teeters on precipice after revising pokies pre-commitment plan
January 21, 2012
Video poker machines may be something of an afterthought in most developed countries, but the pokies, as they’re known in Australia, have come perilously close to bringing down the national government. Following Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s decision to back out of a deal to introduce mandatory pre-commitment pokies technology, independent...
- Australia to ban earphone-equipped pokies and treat gamblers like heroin addicts
December 22, 2011
Australia’s moral panic over its citizens turning into pokie-playing zombies is well documented, as are the various proposals for methods of decoupling the zombies' lips from their video poker teats. The latest is a ban on earphone-equipped poker machines in the state of Victoria. Around 130 such machines currently operating...