Oceania

Tabcorp boosts TAB broadcast capacity with NBA TV deal

Australian ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has announced a major coup for its TAB sportsbook subsidiary, which has become the official Australia broadcast and betting operator for the NBA. Securing a multi-year agreement, TAB is set to broadcast ‘NBA TV’ across its digital platforms and 4,400 retail venues. Confirming the partnership Scott Levy, Executive VP of NBA Asia, said: “Tabcorp’s extensive …

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Gambling regulators body IAGR appoints Paul Newson as new President

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), the body which represents global regulatory stakeholders and actors advancing fair and balanced gambling legislation, has confirmed the appointment of Paul Newson as new President. IAGR confirms the appointment of Newson as its new leader, following the conclusion of its annual conference held in Jamaica from 30 September to 3 October, which attracted …

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City anticipates tough choices in Flutter’s pursuit of Stars

City analysts are pondering how Flutter Entertainment will sooth competition concerns across multiple markets, attached to its bold merger pursuit with digital rival The Stars Group Inc. Since the merger was propositioned on 2 October, Flutter CEO Peter Jackson and corporate governance have emphasised confidence in clearing all regulatory hurdles to deliver a £10 billion online gambling powerhouse. The stakes …

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Tabcorp names David Gallop as non-executive director

Australian  ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the appointment of former-National Rugby League  (NRL) Chief Executive David Gallop to its Board of governance, assuming the position of Non-Executive Director.  Gallop also served as the CEO for Football Federation Australia from 2012 up until his resignation in July. His tenure is due to end on December 31. The appointment, which is yet …

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IBIA suggests New Zealand adopts ‘open’ licensing system

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has suggested that the New Zealand government implements a ‘suitable regulatory and fiscal structure for sports betting’ which will ensure that licensed operators are able to deliver a wide range of betting products.  Confirmed in its response to the public consultation on online gambling across New Zealand, the IBIA divided its response into two …

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GVC secures global racing partnership with BetMakers

GVC Holdings has strengthened its commitment to racing after securing a new global racing partnership with Australia-based BetMakers Technology Group, which will roll out BetMakers’ technology and wagering products rolled out in Australia and other international markets. Under the terms of the new agreement, BetMakers has confirmed that it will continue to service GVC Australia brands. However, it has now …

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Ainsworth names Danny Gladstone as new chairman

Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT) has confirmed that its former CEO Danny Gladstone will take up the position of Chairman of the Board following its most recent AGM. Gladstone, who will take over from outgoing Chairman Graeme Campbell, stepped down as AGT’s CEO back in June. AGT has since confirmed, however, that Campbell will remain on the board as Lead Independent …

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Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance

The management of The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has confirmed that US pop icon Taylor Swift has withdrawn from performing live at the Flemington Racecourse, headlining Melbourne Cup Day (5 November) celebrations. Marked as the singer’s only performance in Australia for 2019, promoting her new album ‘Lover’, Swift had been scheduled to play a televised mini-set at Flemington’s ‘Mounting Yard’ …

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GVC appoints Dean Shannon as Australia CEO

The governance of FTSE250 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning confirmed the appointment of Dean Shannon as inbound Chief Executive of its Australian division. Shannon will succeed Jason Scott as leader of GVC’s Australian business unit, overseeing the corporate development of ‘Ladbrokes Australia’ and ‘Neds’ brands. Prior to the appointment, Shannon has maintained a close relationship with GVC, serving as an …

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Blockbuster! Victoria Racing books Taylor Swift for Melbourne Cup Day

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) plans to celebrate its upcoming Melbourne Cup Day (5 November) in pomp and style, confirming that ten-time Grammy winner and record-breaking pop sensation Taylor Swift will perform live at the Flemington Racecourse. Announcing a major coup for Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival, VRC management announces that it has secured Taylor Swift’s only public appearance in Australia …

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