Oceania

NZ TAB confirms talks with Australia’s Tabcorp

Tabcorp is part of a 3-way race for a wagering deal with New Zealand’s TAB, as the Australian company looks to push into overseas markets and diversify its earnings. NZRB chief executive John Allen commented: “The New Zealand Racing Board is currently in discussions with three organisations, of which Tabcorp is one, to explore options to automate our fixed-odds betting …

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Crown Resorts looks to split domestic & international assets

Seeking to soften the blow of its underperforming Macau division, Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd is reported to be seeking to spilt its domestic and international business assets. The casino and leisure operator, which is majority owned by Australian property tycoon James Packer (53% equity) stated that it was considering demerging its domestic division by creating a new ‘listed …

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Favourit ceases operations following Celsius ASX block

Australian online betting operator Favourit (favourit.com) has ceased its operations, no longer accepting wagers or deposits from customers following its failed Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) IPO by  new owners Celsius Coal (Celsius). This weekend Australian business news sources reported that Perth businessman Ranko Matic, investor in mining company Celsius, had been blocked off the company’s planned ASX listing by Australia’s Securities …

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ACCC wanted Bet365 fine for misleading promotion doubled

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had pushed for Bet365 to receive more that double the AU$2.75m fine it has received for posting a misleading sign-up offer on its Australian site. The ACCC believed that the bookmaker should pay between AU$5m- $6m for the sign up offer, which was accidentally promoted between March 2013 and January 2014 on its Australian landing page …

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Tatts Group rebrands all lottery assets

Continuing the restructure of its lottery division, Australian gambling operator Tatts Group has created unified brand ‘The Lott’, which will align the services of state lotto operators Golden Casket, New South Wales Lotteries, Tatts, South Australia Lotteries and Tatts Northern Territory. New brand ‘The Lott’ will be introduced this June throughout all Tatts Group lottery assets and delivery channels (desktop, …

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SBTech celebrating ‘very strong and successful year’ at Super Show

Sportsbetting supplier SBTech is to showcase its cutting-edge product portfolio at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam June 7th – 10th at stand B60. SBTech believes combination of localised offerings, expert legal oversight, versatile tools and expert industry knowledge has positioned it as a ‘world-leading sportsbetting provider’. This is shown be the wide geographical spread of its operating partners, who are based in the …

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‘Archaic’ Australian in-play ban will force players offshore

Scott Longley looks at the future of the in-play betting in Australia and finds that it might not have one after this summer’s General Election. If there is a song which occasionally typifies the relationship betting and gambling companies have with regulators and governments when they end up pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable according to the limits of …

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Tabcorp reviews media planning & buying account

Australian marketing news sources have reported that Tabcorp has called out for a review of its media planning and buying account as the operator looks to restructure its marketing division. Tabcorp will review its partnership with long-term incumbent OMD Australia, who have acted as its media planning lead for the past twenty years. It is understood that Tabcorp management carried …

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NRL secures Australia’s most lucrative sponsorship ever with Sportsbet

Paddy Power Betfair Australian online betting subsidiary Sportsbet (Sportsbet.com.au) has confirmed that it has renewed its biggest sponsorship partnership with the National Rugby League (NRL). Confirming the renewal, Sportsbet declared that it had extended its sponsorship until 2020 at a value of more than AUS $60 million (£30 million). Australian marketing news sources revealed that the operator had beaten an …

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Accuscore predicts Russian conquest at Eurovision

Global expert in sports forecasting Accuscore has turned its talent to the Eurovision Song Contest and is predicting Russia to run away with the competition. The firm estimates that the rest of the top five positions will be taken by Australia, France, Ukraine and host country Sweden. Russia’s Sergey Lazarev’s You Are the Only One has been a clear favorite for a …

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