Oceania

Better Collective ups media profile by hiring Shane Anderson as Group Content lead

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective AB has appointed racing figurehead Shane Anderson as ‘Senior Director of Group Content & Brand’. Anderson, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Australian racing portal Racing.com (2014-2019), will be tasked with overseeing Better Collective’s content and editorial strategy across multiple formats and new markets. Holding an extensive broadcasting background, Anderson has worked as TV host …

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NSW launches ‘lived experience project’ to support responsible gambling strategy

New South Wales’ The Gambling Impact Society (GIS) has launched a new ‘lived experience project,’ which aims to help support communities by providing responsible gambling initiatives to raise awareness of associated harms. Funded by the New South Wales Office of Responsible Gambling, the new initiative will bring first-hand stories from individuals who have experienced such issues, and aims to encourage people across …

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SIS pens new greyhound content distribution deal with BetMakers

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has continued to boost its international profile after agreeing to a new content distribution agreement with BetMakers which will see them provide access to British and Irish greyhound racing content. As part of the deal, BetMakers will distribute the 53-meeting portfolio to its network of online Australian bookmakers. SIS currently offers coverage …

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New Zealand to repeal betting levy in the next three years

New Zealand’s government is set to phase out the country’s betting levy over the next three years, as they move towards repealing the current system on the racing industry. As confirmed by Racing Minister Winston Peters, the funds that had been generated by the levy will now be distributed towards the racing and sports sector, instead of towards the Crown. …

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BetMakers pens deal with Betgenius to deliver global racing content

After entering into a new two-year partnership with Genius-Sports subsidiary Betgenius, BetMakers could begin to offer its racing data and pricing services to as many as 150 more operators around the world The Australia-headquartered supplier – formerly B2C brand TopBetta – is set to offer proprietary fixed pricing and data from 250,000 races per year to Betgenius’ clients, with content to …

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Victoria makes first move on AUS National Framework

Victoria has become the first Australian state to implement the mandate of the federally approved ‘National Consumer Protection Framework’, adding several new policies and requirements to its online gambling laws. Commonly referred to as the ‘National Framework’, the mandate was first established in December 2018, with the governments of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia agreeing to collaborate …

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New Zealand plans to revamp racing industry with governance restructure

The New Zealand government has set out new plans to completely revamp the country’s horseracing industry, with proposals to impose new taxes on offshore bookmakers and establish new governance structures. Following an industry-wide review carried out by John Messara, two new pieces of legislation are set to be rolled out by the country’s deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. The first …

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NZ ASA launches new ‘Gambling Advertising Code’ emphasising ‘fair representation’

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New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has published its new advertising code, updating, policy, guidance and standards on promoting gambling services. Updating NZ media and gambling stakeholders, ASA details that its new code will be effective from 5 August 2019 for new adverts, with all incumbents expected to comply with the new laws by 4 November 2019. The new code …

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Ainsworth confirms Lawrence Levy as inbound CEO

Novomatic Group AG’s Australian gaming machine manufacturer and supplier Ainsworth Game Technology (Ainsworth), has confirmed the appointment of Lawrence Levy as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment, sees Ainsworth complete its 6-month executive search to find the leadership replacement of long-term CEO incumbent Danny Gladstone, who last September announced his pending departure set for June 2019. A seasoned industry executive in gaming …

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Sportschamps becomes latest operator to be fined by New South Wales authorities

New South Wales authorities have continued their crackdown on illegal gambling advertising this week, as Sportschamps becomes the latest operator to be sanctioned for a deposit bonus promotion published on its site last year. The advert in question stated that customers would be able to sign up to the site for free, while also adding: “Matched first time deposit bonus …

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