Oceania

William Hill Prepare for Australia with Relaunch of Brand

iGaming operator William Hill announced this Friday a 20% rise in it’s first half of 2013 year sales. William Hill stated that it had experienced a “record” Grand National, after Auroras Encore, the 66-1 outsider, rode to victory.The bookmaker also noted a gain of £400,000 staked on the birth of the Royal baby, which William Hill claimed to gain 4,000 …

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Aussie Tom Waterhouse Sued by Bet247

Australian white label sports betting brand Bet247 has filed a legal lawsuit against  sports betting expert Tom Waterhouse over  in the 2011 rescue of Bet247 customers following the failure of Bet247′s wagering services provider – Sports Alive to secure transaction funds for player wagering. The Melbourne-based  Sports Alive brand went into  quickly into liquidation, and an investigation by the Australian Gambling …

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William Hill Show Interest in Australian Sportsbook – Tom Waterhouse

Australian business and  financial review newspaper ‘Australia Business’, issued reports that British bookmaker William Hill is understood to be leading the race to acquire celebrity businessman Tom Waterhouse’s Australian betting operation. Tom Waterhouse is a popular figure in Australian sports television and shares half-time sports betting reports on Australian rugby and Australian  football broadcasts. The potential deal allegedly values TomWaterhouse.com …

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Odds Against New Curbs On Australian Bookmakers

It is hard to miss bookmaker Tom Waterhouse on Australian television. No matter the channel or the sport, be it Wimbledon or the Melbourne Cup horse race, the bookmaker is never too far away to give the latest betting odds. But when he took an even more prominent role in March by sitting alongside the TV commentators for the National …

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Australia Reins In Sports Betting Advertising

Australian parliamentary committee has urged the government to review its laws on publicity and advertising of gambling and sports betting advertisements during sports broadcasts in order to protect children and  Australia vulnerable. The Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform  (COAG) released a report yesterday containing a series of recommendations to restrict the influence of sports betting and gambling promotions on …

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Betfred appoint new Australian MD

Betfreds continued expansion into new international markets has seen them target the Australian igaming market. The igaming operator operator have applied for an Australian Northern Territory online gambling license  at the start of 2013.  Betfred have announced its first Australian senior appointment in the form of new Betfred Australian MD – Luke Brill, joining as the first full time employee …

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Australian Broadcaster Live Odds Restrictions!

Australian media broadcasters have prohibited the publicity of live odds on radio and televisual mediums as a means of protecting the viewer and curving problem gambling. These upcoming changes to bookmaker advertising have been commented on by Prime Minister Julia Gillard stating that citizens are becoming ‘increasingly frustrated’ with the promotion of odds. Reports state current estimates that up to …

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