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New Lightning Box Games slot gets exclusive launch on Betsson

Viking Fire has been launched exclusively on Betsson for a two-week period, before it is released to the general market on November 30. The latest release from Lightning Box Games is a 4×5-reel, 40-line slot game, available on both desktop and mobile. Players with shields and helmets catapult rocks at enemy ships to earn up to four extra wilds and …

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Champion jockey McDonald faces betting charges in Australia

James McDonald, a champion jockey in Sydney, has been charged with betting on the horse that he rode to victory on his debut. Racing New South Wales (NSW) stewards have interviewed the Godolphin’s retained rider over the betting activity on Astern ahead of his race win at Randwick in December of last year. A late flurry of money saw Astern’s …

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Tabcorp reports flat revenues on last Melbourne Cup before merger

Last week’s Melbourne Cup provided a thrilling finish when Almaddin edged out Heartbreak City at the winning post, but the amount of wagering on the day was not as exciting. According to Australian bookmaker Tabcorp, there was $141.5 million (£87.7m) wagered on the 10-race Melbourne Cup meeting at Flemington across the Tabcorp-owned NSW, Victorian and ACT TABs, which was in …

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Digital Fuel creates new entity for sports, racing and betting

Digital Fuel Marketing has established Digital Fuel Innovations (DFI), a new entity that will focus on content, technology, development, and products for the sports, racing and betting sector. As part of the launch, DFI will manage the relationships between Chroma Sports and wagering operators. Based in Sydney, and with offices in Melbourne, Hong Kong, London and Brighton, DFI will aim …

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Tabcorp governance faces investor pressure with regards to executive pay & merger voting process

Australian business news sources have reported that a number of Tabcorp investors have expressed disappointment with regards to executive compensation at the firm’s ‘annual general meeting’ (AGM). Although the majority of Tabcorp investors’ voted in favour of increasing CEO David Attenborough’s pay package, it has been reported that 22% of votes cast were against the motion, falling just short of …

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WantMyBet takes social sports betting to Australasia

WantMyBet, the UK based social network for football betting, has signed a distribution deal with the Cardinal House Group to target mobile users in Asia and Oceania. The partnership is a strategic move by both companies to take advantage of the booming overseas interest in European, particularly English football which is at an all time high. The Premier League’s Director of Communications Dan Johnson said …

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Sun Bets confirmed as new All-Weather Championships sponsor

Sun Bets, the sports betting website powered by Australian gambling giant Tabcorp, has been confirmed as the new sponsor of the Mile division in the 2016-17 All-Weather Championships. Sun Bets joins fellow Authorised Betting Partners, 32Red and Betway, as category sponsors in the competition. The 2016-17 All-Weather Championships will run from Thursday 27th October through to Finals Day at Lingfield …

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Tempobet becomes Regional Betting Partner for Arsenal FC

Online sportsbook Tempobet has added to its English football portfolio by penning a deal to become a regional betting partner of Arsenal FC. The three-year deal will give the operator extensive LED advertising coverage at Emirates Stadium for all Premier League games. It will also allow Tempobet to use the North London club’s crest on its website and grant them …

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AUS $9 billion merger back on Tatts & Tabcorp agendas

Australian business news sources are reporting that market leading gambling operators’ Tabcorp Plc and Tatts Group have entered advanced talks to create an AUS $9 billion enterprise. The operators have previously engaged in merger discussions. In November 2016, Tabcorp and Tatts governance entered initial discussions but quickly repealed discussions after failing to agree on any potential merger terms. Today both …

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Australian Greyhound racing gets ‘one last chance’

The government of New South Wales (NSW) has reversed its decision to ban greyhound racing, stating that the sport had ‘one last chance’ to prove itself against animal cruelty. The Australian greyhound racing industry has come under fire following a string of investigations which found overwhelming evidence of animal cruelty including mass killings and the use of live baits in …

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