The gaming industry has always been viewed as more male-dominant, and it's no surprise as to why. Back in the day gambling was considered a man's activity and perhaps back in the day it was. This might explain why online casinos originally set their eyes on men to make up their target market. But in the past years a number of reports have shown that women make up nearly half of the online gambling community in New Zealand. Yet for some reason, the majority of online casinos and pokies, as slot machines are called in Down Under, seem to cater almost exclusively to men! Live casinos are almost exclusively run by sexualized female dealers, the pokies feature main characters who more often than not are butch, strong men. Even the non-human characters are given male names.
That being said, there are a number of online casinos and software providers that have picked up on the importance of catering to their female clientele. While new pokies are released every month we are slowly starting to see more and more female-oriented ones pop up. Not only are they fancy and colourful but they also offer a ton of advanced features that enable the player to quickly learn how to win on pokie machines nz. Here are a few of these fantastic slot games to try out:
All of us ladies can agree that Bridesmaids was a great movie. It has drama, comedy, a hearty feel - we laughed, we cried, we enjoyed. It was so common in the online casino world for slots to be made after popular male-oriented films, but this was one of the first pokies produced based on popularity by a female audience. This pokie features friendship spins, a boutique bonus, and even a magic moments bonus - all thematic from the film and very relatable. The symbols are a blend of classic card symbols (spade, heart, etc.) and photos of the characters in their finest wedding garb. This pokie is sure to take you on a trip down memory lane to all the drama of when you were a bridesmaid yourself.
Let's go GNO! We all love a night out on the town with our favourite gal pals, and this online slot is based off of just that. The symbols are spot on - fruity cocktails, a tube of lipstick, a bedazzled flask, and more. And the server with the platter of drinks? A guy! What brings this female forward pokie to the next level is the wild glitterball which gives you the chance to double your winnings.
A pokie with a strong female lead? Yes, please! This is one of the most popular online pokies of all time, and it's no wonder why. The graphics are state-of-the-art and with the wild that doubles payouts you can win up to 180 free spins. Players can even win 10,000x their stake on every single spin. This pokie breathes the richness and luxury that was infused in Cleopatra and her kingdom.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and in this pokie a diamond is a player's very best friend. This slot machine features gems, cats, fruits and even a butler who tends to your every wish. When playing this pokie you're meant to feel as though you're living a life of luxury full of glamorous shopping sprees and fabulous nights out on the town. Spin a double diamond and your winnings will cover your next trip to the spa!
At times even the most progressive woman might feel as though she's living in a man's world, and it's our duty as women to change that reality for the better. Online gaming is a fun activity which can be very rewarding. Many players turn to online gaming for some fun and relaxation, and no woman should ever feel as though she is not represented in the pokies she plays. The pokies on our list are meant to make you feel feminine while doing what you love.
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Help! My Friend Is a No Show
Dear Armchair Psychologist,
I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.
Dear Sadsies,I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.
I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!
- The Armchair Psychologist