Oceania

Oceanic news – Australia and nearby countries

BetMakers to upgrade Royal Sabah tote system with Quantum solution

BetMakers has signed an agreement with the Royal Sabah Turf Club, providing its solutions to the Malaysian racecourse operator and its betting network.  The five-year deal will see BetMakers deliver a tote betting system along with content management services at the Tambalang Race Course and the Royal Sabah’s off-course betting network, via its Global Tote and Global Racing Network divisions. …

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Sportradar secures global Australian Ice Hockey League data rights

Sportradar has entered into an agreement with the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL), covering audio-visual distribution rights and integrity operations.  The agreement, in place until the end of 2024, will see Sportradar distribute the AIHL’s data worldwide, with the exception of Australia and New Zealand, whilst also leveraging its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS). UFDS will be used for bet …

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Tabcorp split signals new era for Australian betting 

Australian gambling stands on the verge of a market transformation, as shareholders of ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings have unanimously approved splitting the business.  This morning, Tabcorp’s board disclosed that 99% of shareholders had approved for the demerger of ‘The Lottery Corporation Limited’ – the unit that operates the Tatts Lotto and Keno business across Australia’s six states. The demerger …

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Rivalry expands into second regulated market with Australian entry

Canadian sportsbook and esports betting provider Rivalry Corp has gained market access in Australia, securing a licence from the Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC). The development marks Rivalry’s second market entry, building on last month’s launch in the Ontario market, and the firm has detailed it has already accepted deposits and bets in Australia.  Under the conditions of the Racing …

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Tekkorp disruptor fund adds Steve Schrier as strategic commercial advisor 

Tekkorp Capital the online gambling investment fund led by Matt Davey (CEO) and Robin Chhabra (President), has bolstered its strategic advisory, welcoming industry figurehead Steve Schrier to its ranks.  An expert in the commercial development and planning of igaming enterprises, Schrier is the former Commercial Director and founding team member of Ash Gaming, an independent slot developer acquired by Playtech Plc …

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Australia’s comms authority takes legal action against ‘alleged gambling service’

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has initiated legal proceedings against an ‘alleged online gambling service’ in the country’s Federal Court. There are three defendants in the case – two individuals and a company – accused by Australia’s communications regulator of providing gambling services in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA). The accused in question are Rhys …

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Ladbrokes Australia brings the bromance with ‘Mates Mode’

Ladbrokes Australia has debuted a new nationwide advertising campaign ‘Mates Mode’, showcasing its mobile app as the most fun and interactive device for Aussie sports fans to play on. The new campaign devised by Sydney-based creative advertising agency The Monkeys, part of Accenture Interactive, forms part of the betting group’s ongoing Australia brand campaign ‘Ladbroke It Together’. Mates Mode showcases …

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Tekkorp announces AUS power-play venture backed by BetMakers and News Corp

Venture capital fund Tekkorp Capital has announced that it will launch a new sportsbook business in Australia, partnering with the Murdoch family’s News Corp Australia media subsidiary.   Expected to launch in the latter half of this year, Tekkorp’s venture will be led by Australian market figurehead Matt Tripp, Founder of Sportsbet AUS, who will be charged with establishing Australia’s next …

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GBGB assigns Racing and Sports PTY to upgrade UK greyhounds data intelligence

Racing and Sports PTY (RAS) has announced its first major UK partnership, becoming the new data intelligence partner of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB). Securing a long-term partnership, RAS will overhaul the GBGB’s database capabilities to help the governing body monitor and record all greyhound racing fixtures in the UK. Further to optimising GBGB’s database, RAS will aim …

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Tabcorp secures approval to spin-off Tatts lottery business

Directors of the Australian lottery, gaming and wagering corporation Tabcorp have ‘unanimously recommended’ that shareholders vote in favour of the proposals to demerge its Tatts lottery and keno operations from its gaming and wagering business. Publishing its ‘Demerger of The Lottery Corporation – Briefing Presentation’, the firm detailed the proposed new business structure which would see Tabcorp separate into two ASX-listed …

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