Oceania

Surge in Australian betting market: $287m wagered on World Cup

Whilst Australia may have bowed out in the group stage of the World Cup, they far exceeded expectations with results which included a narrow 3-2 loss against eventual third place finishers the Netherlands. Back home Australian football fans did their bit by exceeding bookmakers’ expectations in terms of the collective amount they placed in bets. Throughout the month long competiton …

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NRL suspends five players over betting allegations

The NRL has suspended five players for betting on rugby league matches in which their clubs were involved.A media statement announced the following bans: David Williams (Manly Sea Eagles)- suspended for the rest of the 2014 season after placing multiple bets on games – including several in which he was involved. Ethan Lowe (North Queensland Cowboys) – suspended for two …

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Ihre Consulting has Guts

Guts Affiliates, the official affiliate program for guts.com, has instructed Ihre Consulting to assist it with affiliate recruitment and assist them in growing to the next level. Guts.com targets casino players and sports bettors from many countries, but specifically Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Australia, Germany and UK. They have multiple currencies, languages and 24/7 customer support in Norwegian, Swedish, English …

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Betfred takes on MarginMaker for Australian operation

GTECH has announced that it has been selected to provide the technology platform to support Betfred’s launch of its new Australian interactive sports betting operation. GTECH’s industry-leading MarginMaker platform supported the launch of Betfred’s sportsbook product in May 2014. The initial sports betting launch included the mobile sportsbook, with online and racebook launches to follow in the coming months. GTECH …

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James Henderson: ‘I’m a great believer in multichannel activity’

The William Hill website is hosting an interview with new CEO James Henderson. Here is a transcript of what he had to say. You’ve been introduced today as William Hill’s CEO designate. What are your thoughts about taking over the top job? I’m absolutely delighted to be able to take over the job at William Hill, especially in its 80th …

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William Hill appoints Henderson as new CEO

William Hill PLC has appointed James Henderson as Chief Executive Officer of the group, effective from 1 August 2014. He is appointed to the Board as CEO Designate with immediate effect. James Henderson has been with the Group for 29 years and is currently Group Director, Operations, with oversight for the UK Retail business, Online, William Hill Australia and William …

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ICC backs Lou Vincent life ban

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has supported the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) Governing Council decisions to impose life bans on Lou Vincent for breaching their respective Anti-Corruption Codes. In a statement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The ICC endorses the decisions of the CLT20 and ECB to impose life bans on …

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Critical need for ROI on Queensland racing

Racing Queensland has announced changes to its race information fees structure, effective from today. The organisation said it was critical the industry received a return on the significant investment it makes in hosting meetings. “In recent years we have seen the amount of money wagered increasing but revenues back to the industry have been declining, which is simply not sustainable,” …

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Tatts Group wins trial for AUS $450 million payout from State of Victoria

Australian gaming group Tatts is set to be awarded more than $451m (£249.6m) in compensation, arising from the expiry of its gaming operator’s licence in August 2012. The Supreme Court of Victoria has found the State of Victoria liable, with an announcement regarding interest and costs expected in the coming days. A statement on the company’s website said: “Tatts welcomes the decision, which upholds an agreement …

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History of the bitcoin – infographic

BetVIP.com, the world’s first licensed bitcoin-only sportsbook, has released an Infographic detailing the rise of the popular but controversial digital currency.

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