Oceania

Tennis Australia deepens integrity protections with Sportradar

Coinciding with the opening day of the Australian Open, which kicks off professional tennis’ 2020 Grand Slam schedule, Sportradar has confirmed that it has expanded its partnership with Tennis Australia to bolster the governing body’s data and integrity capacities. Sportradar has served as lead data collector and distributor of Tennis Australia syndicated tournaments since 2016. The new partnership arrangement will see …

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Tabcorp donates funds and volunteer support to Australia’s bushfire crisis

Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it will donate AUS $1.5 million to Australian emergency services battling the bushfire crisis which has engulfed the entire Gold Coast of Sydney. The ASX listed operator has confirmed that all lottery proceeds taken from its Saturday Lotto draw scheduled for 25 January will be donated to Australia’s ‘Bushfire Relief’. Seeking to generate as much …

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Fitzdares to donate all Australian Open winnings to the Red Cross bushfire fund

Private bookmaker Fitzdares has committed to donating all winnings from the Australian Open 2020 to the Red Cross, supporting victims and emergency services countering the bush fires impacting the Gold Coast of Australia. The announcement mirrors that of tennis player Nick Kyrgios who has promised to donate $200 to the bush fire crisis for every ace he serves throughout the …

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RITA begins search for TAB NZ CEO

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that it has begun the search for the first chief executive of TAB NZ, following the reform of the country’s racing sector. The search has been carried out by executive recruitment specialists Caldwell Partners, which has been asked to find a candidate with “proven experience in Australasia across the wagering, gaming …

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DynamicOdds strengthens Racing Victoria partnership with VBA Price launch

BetMakers Technology Group’s subsidiary DynamicOdds has strengthened its existing partnership with Racing Victoria (RV) by launching its new pricing system which will be made available via its app. Under the partnership, DynamicOdds has developed the VBA Price feature for RV and the Victorian Bookmakers Association (VBA). Racing Victoria’s Chief Financial Officer Aaron Morrison commented: “We are very pleased to offer …

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Steve Morro steps down as Aristocrat Non-Executive Director

Australia ASX-listed gambling technology group Aristocrat Leisure has confirmed that its Non-Executive Director Steve Morro will be stepping down from the company. The news was confirmed in the company’s 2019 annual report for the financial year ended 30 September 2019, where the technology group praised a ‘strong performance over the 2019 fiscal year.’ In a joint statement issued by Aristocrat …

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Liquor & Gaming NSW sanctions Betchoice for gambling inducements

Betting operator Betchoice, trading as Unibet, has been ordered to pay a penalty of $25,000 for offering illegal gambling inducements to residents in New South Wales. The sanction was issued by Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on 15 December after the operator was found to display an advert on the Unibet website in February 2019 offering “Earn $50 CASH For …

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Tabcorp appoints ‘finance pro’ Anne Brennan as governance advisor

Issuing a market filing, the governance of Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the inbound appointment of Anne Brennan as a corporate non-executive director. Updating investors, Tabcorp governance awaits the necessary regulatory and ministerial approval to confirm Brennan’s appointment, with the executive expected to serve as Tabcorp governance advisor from February of next year. An expert in corporate …

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Racing Industry Bill “a significant milestone” for industry reform, says NZ’s RITA

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that the Racing Industry Bill, a major package of reforms to replace the Racing Act 2003, has had its first reading in Parliament. The introduction of the bill has been welcomed by Dean McKenzie, who has been named as the interim Executive Chair for RITA. He explained that the introduction of …

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NZ’s RITA names Dean McKenzie as interim Executive Chair

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that Dean McKenzie will take up the position of interim Executive Chair in a bid to support the passage of the country’s Racing Industry Bill. McKenzie will take up the role from January until June 2020 to oversee RITA’s transformation into TAB NZ, taking over from current Chief Executive John Allen …

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