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South Australian Government Will Change Its Anti-Gaming Ads

Remember those stupid ‘Gambling Starts With Games’ ads that the South Australian government thought were a good idea to curb child gambling? Turns out the SA Government will change them to something less idiotic after the local gaming industry cracked the mega-feels.


South Australia Under Pressure To Remove Stupid Gaming Billboards

Remember those South Australian anti-video gaming ads? We all know they’re stupid, and now they’ve rumbled Australia’s games industry lobby. So much so that the lobby group is now straight-up demanding that they be pulled down.


Why Is South Australia Still Demonising Video Games? [Updated]

You may have seen this ad floating around your social media channels this morning. Just take a second to read it, because if you’re an adult gamer, it will probably see you spit out your corn flakes. What you don’t know about the image is the broader campaign behind it, and the South Australian government appearing to say one thing while doing another, systematically demonising video games and those who play them.


Did Florida Accidentally Ban All Computers And Smartphones?

Because Florida was hastily attached to America to be the butt of her jokes, this latest piece of ridiculousness should come as no surprise: Florida might have accidentally banned all computers and smartphones. How? It all stems from a poorly worded bill that banned internet cafes and slot machines.


10 Bar Bets You'll Never Lose (But Might Get You Punched In The Face)

Gambling might be risky, but not if you know you’re going to win. Then it’s just free money. If that sounds up your alley, conman extraordinaire Richard Wiseman has yet another set of “bets” for you to try out on your friends. The ones that won’t assault when they get wise to what you’re up to anyway.


9 Casino Games Too Ridiculous To Believe

Casinos are awesome, especially once you accept the fact that the house always wins. And if you’re going to give away your money regardless, you might as well do it at one of these incredibly, wonderfully weird games.


How Slot Machines Use Psychology And Design To Keep You Coming Back

Anyone who has ever walked into a casino has felt the lure of the slot machine. The bright lights, inviting little stools, and the promise of hitting the elusive jackpot are ever-present. It’s hard to avoid, no matter what logic tells you about the terrible odds. This Cool Hunting video shows just how involved the development of those enticing machines can be.


Should It Be Illegal To Exploit A Video Poker Bug And Win Big?

A Las Vegas District Court judge is currently weighing a big question that you may have opinions on: is exploiting a bug on a casino’s video poker machine illegal or not?


High Roller Takes Melbourne Casino For $33 Million With Security Camera Hijack

Australia’s biggest casino was taken for $32 million, when its own security cameras were used against it by a high-roller who managed to hijack the surveillance systems.


Rain Man's Finally Met His Match With This Blackjack-Dealing Robot

If you thought Dustin Hoffman’s Rain Man character took a cold, calculating approach to gambling, he’s got nothing on Yaskawa Motoman Robotics’ new SDA10F blackjack dealing robot. Using a sophisticated vision system it’s even able to recognise the cards it’s dealing, so casinos could still use their standard Bicycle decks.


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