Oceania

Tatts Group to merge all operations under UBET brand

Australian gambling operator Tatts Group is set to unify all its regional operations under the brand UBET. The operator’s senior management announced that it would be launching the UBET brand throughout all product verticals in Q1 of 2015. Tatts Group currently operates multiple retail and online betting verticals, including Tabonline, Queensland TAB, UniTab and TattsBet operations. The brands will be …

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EveryMatrix enters social sports betting partnership with Favourit

Social sports betting operator Favourit, has entered a platform provisions partnership with sports betting technology provider EveryMatrix.  The integration of the EveryMatrix platform will provide customers with one of the most competitive betting product ranges on the market with over 10,000 pre-match and 5,000 live betting opportunities per month. Favourit has been redesigned from the ground up as the “social …

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New Zealand Racing sets to tackle remote betting

New Zealand Racing Minister Nathan Guy identified tackling remote betting by national consumers as his number one priority. Addressing the New Zealand Racing Board’s annual meeting, Guy stated that his administration would look to tackle the growing numbers of offshore online betting operators targeting New Zealand’s consumers. In order to curb remote betting, Guy and the Racing Board of New …

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Freebets.com launches Australia iPhone app

Sports betting media portal Freebets,com has released an Australian app available to download from the Australian Apple iTunes store. The new app caters to the huge Australian betting market, estimated to be worth over AUD $19 billion, and has a host of innovative features that gives users information on all bookmakers’ betting offers, bonuses and incentives, as well as offering exclusive …

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Ainsworth Game Technology sets to enter social gambling market in January 2015

Casino technology provider Ainsworth Game Technology is set to enter the social gambling market, with the upcoming launch of its Players Paradise Casino, scheduled for release in January. Danny Gladstone Ainsworth GT Chief Executive said that the company could no longer afford to ignore the fast growing market, which had seen other land based casino competitors successfully enter “Whilst our …

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bet365 signs pre-paid card partnership with Emerchants

Australian payment prepaid solution provider Emerchants Limited has announced that it has signed an agreement with corporate bookmaker, bet365, to provide their customers with reloadable payment cards. It is planned that these cards will be rolled out in the first half of 2015, pending approval from Emerchants’ sponsoring Authorised Deposit-Taking Institution (ADI). Mr Tom Cregan, Managing Director of Emerchants Limited …

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RWWA urges TAB to focus on online & mobile betting development

Western Australia state owned betting operator TAB is set to focus its business towards online sports betting amid a decline in its racing operations. Last week Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) issued its annual sports betting report outlining that revenue growth jumped 36% in the past 12 months to July 31 – AUS $160 million, the increase was driven …

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Melbourne Cup cruelty accusations dismissed by horse racing industry

Two horses, Admire Rakti and Araldo, died at the recent Melbourne Cup which has led to campaigners heavily criticising the event and racing industry as a whole. The horse racing industry has swiftly rebuked these criticisms, and stated that those making them have no idea how the horses are treated. Admire Rakti, a Japanese stallion, had been amongst the favourites …

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bet365 appoints Daniel Moran as CEO of bet365 Australia

eGaming Review has revealed the appointment of Daniel Moran as the inaugural CEO of bet365 Australia. Moran will head up governance and operations of bet365 Australia, as the operator looks to establish itself as one of the region’s top igaming and sports betting operators. Daniel Moran had served as CEO of Sportingbet Australia (2000 – 2002) and defunct igaming operator …

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Ladbrokes partners with Brisbane Roar FC

Ladbrokes has continued to expand its brand presence and coverage in the Australian sports betting market with the announcement that it had entered a marketing partnership with A-League soccer team Brisbane Roar FC. Ladbrokes Australia confirmed that it had agreed a one season deal with Brisbane Roar, the partnership agreement will see the Ladbrokes brand promoted throughout the football clubs …

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