Oceanic news – Australia and nearby countries

ACMA expands blocking remit against illegal betting sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it has ‘stepped up its efforts’ against illegal betting, and will now block websites that promote and drive traffic towards ‘online casino type services’. Australian internet service providers (ISPs) have been asked by the ACMA to block designated affiliate advertising websites, which the Authority argues ‘present themselves as independent reviewers …

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Sportsflare and HUDstats deliver first positional esports betting widget


Sportsflare will collaborate with HUDstats on a first-of-its-kind positional betting widget for CS:GO, League of Legends and Dota 2 as part of a new esports data partnership. Through this agreement, the Tiidal Gaming Group subsidiary said that both parties will add complementary and best in-class skills to create and deliver innovative esports products to market, resulting in a complete software …

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Sky Racing World ‘expands menu of North American content’ via AmTote deal

Tabcorp subsidiary Sky Racing World has signed an agreement with North American 1/ST TECHNOLOGY, leveraging the latter’s AmTote International product. As 1/ST TECHNOLOGY’s leading offering in its portfolio, AmTote will be utilised by Sky Racing World as its wagering platform, initially to facilitate international commingling into Australian racing hosts’ pools for greyhound racing from the North American market. The new …

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Queensland outlines four-year gambling-harm reduction plan

The government of Queensland, Australia has announced a four-year plan for the minimisation of gambling harm, in line with the state administration’s commitment to the issue. Under the plan, Queensland administrators will focus on industry social responsibility and the implementation of technological, collaborative and systemic approaches to the minimisation of gambling related harm.  Furthermore, the Gambling harm minimisation plan for …

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GLMS publishes 2021 Mid-term intelligence report

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has published its 2021 Mid-term Monitoring & Intelligence Report, citing ‘a busy first six months’ of the year, from education to policy-making, engaging with its members and monitoring to maintain sport integrity. The GLMS shared several activities in which its lottery, associate and regulating members have participated, enhancing the quality of sports betting and especially facilitating the …

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Sportsflare boosts esports appeal for BOA Gaming clients


Sportsflare, a subsidiary of Tiidal Gaming, has announced a new partnership with B2B sportsbook provider BOA Gaming.  This partnership will see Sportsflare provide BOA Gaming with its suite of esports betting markets and data for CS:GO, Dota 2 and League of Legends, including new and exciting player proposition markets and the first BetBuilder for esports. Virgil Townsend, Chief Commercial Officer …

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Sportsflare: Introducing the only BetBuilder in esports


Over recent years we have become increasingly accustomed to seeing the BetBuilder tab appear as an option for matches on our favourite sportsbooks, but the product has so far eluded the esports punter. Until now. Sportsflare, a New Zealand-based tech company focused on providing innovative new betting experiences for esports, has become the first to offer same-game parlay betting around …

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Entain expresses disappointment at Tabcorp demerger plans

Entain has issued a statement expressing ‘disappointment’ at the decision by Australian operator Tabcorp Holdings to demerge its Wagering & Gaming and Lotteries & Keno businesses. Making its announcement this morning, Tabcorp revealed plans to establish the aforementioned business sections as independent ASX registered companies – known as Wagering & GamingCo and Lotteries & KenoCo respectively – with jurisdiction across …

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Gregg confirms break-up of Tabcorp business

Tabcorp Holdings will proceed with its intentions to demerge its Lotteries & Keno and Wagering & Gaming units with the objective of ‘creating two market leading companies’, following the completion of its ‘comprehensive strategic review’. Approved by company Chairman Steven Gregg and the company’s new board of directors, Tabcorp believes that the unit divestments will deliver Tabcorp investors their long-awaited …

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Entain to blowout all bid competition in pursuit of TAB

Australia’s sports betting incumbents will be closely monitoring the interim results of Entain Plc, published on Thursday 8 July, to see if the FTSE100 gambling group increases its offer to acquire Tabcorp Holdings’ TAB wagering unit. First off the mark, last February Entain launched its initial AUS $3 billion (€2bn) offer to acquire TAB’s wagering and media divisions – an …

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