Oceania

No Carnival for Robbie Waterhouse

Victoria’s Premier Denis Napthine has come under fire for lobbying to allow Robbie Waterhouse, father of high profile bookmaker Tom Waterhouse, to take bets at Warrnambool Racecourse. Australian gambling state regulator Racing Victoria confirmed that it will stand by its decision not to allow the Tom Waterhouse business (now owned by William Hill) to accept wagers at the upcoming Warrnambool’s …

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Betfred plan mobile first strategy for Aussie market entry

Betfred announced plans to launch its brand in Australia, applying a mobile first strategy to its marketing and operations, as it aims to establish itself in the market. Betfred believes that utilising mobile channels for the Australian igaming market will create a point of difference between them and their competitors. Luke Brill Managing Director of Betfred Australia, announced that the …

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Odobo partner with games developer Probability Jones

Odobo, the game developer program for the regulated real-money gambling industry, announces its latest developer partnership with game architects, Probability Jones. Beat the Croupier and Imperial 7’s will be the first of several games planned for release on Odobo by Probability Jones, a company that has established a reputation for developing original game concepts. Their titles retain the core appeal of traditional format …

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Ladbrokes set to acquire Australian Sportsbook – Eskander Betstar

Ladbrokes are set to increase its presence in the Australian igaming market, with the purposed acquisition of Melbourne based sportsbook Eskander Betstar. Industry news reports speculate that the UK listed gambling operator is set to finalise the acquisition of Betstar within the next 24 hours, for a reported AUS $20 million sum  (£11 million). Betstar operations will be merged with …

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William Hill announces technical migration of Australian brands into one platform

William Hill has announced the complete migration of its three acquired Australian brands- Centrebet, Tom Waterhouse and Sportingbet Australia. The integration will see all brands managed under a single platform, promoting unified technologies and products to its Australian customer base. William Hill will maintain all three brands active, which counters previous industry speculation that the operator would be looking to …

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Sportsbet loses injunction against Tripp’s BetEazy

Paddy Power Australian owned Sportsbet lost its Victoria Supreme Court injunction over employee poaching by operator BetEazy. Having heard the representative cases of both operators, the appointed judge, granted favour to BetEazy regarding the hiring of customer services manager Kelli Carpanini. Sportsbet lawyers claimed Carpanini breached her six-month non-compete period by commencing work for BetEasy last month and had sought …

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Sportsbet files court injunction against BetEazy.com over staff poaching

Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has filed a Supreme Court injunction against Beteasy, in order to halt staff members defecting to new online betting operator Betasy.com. BetEazy.com, is the new sports betting brand of ex Sportsbet Managing Director and Founder Matthew Tripp. Sportsbet, who are owned by Irish gambling operator – Paddy Power filed a court injuncation with the State of Victoria …

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Canberra ACTTAB sale labelled a Sham Process

The sale of Australian government owned bookmaker ACTTAB, has been labelled a ‘sham process’ by corporate gambling operators who expressed interest in acquiring the retail bookmaker. ACTTAB’s sale has hit the headlines in Australia, as its appears that private bidders have been shut out of the sale to purchase the state owned operators assets. The government is looking to sell …

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Sahara fundraisers set off this week

A team of 21 volunteers, the majority from bookmaking companies, will trek the Sahara Desert this week to raise funds for the UK’s leading problem gambling treatment charity. The team will be walking for 5 days from the “Door of the Desert” at Achbarou to Anoun El Fraolia, crossing 100 kilometres of dunes and open desert. The volunteers aim to …

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Crown Resorts looks to purchase remaining stake in Betfair Australia joint venture

Australian news sources have speculated that Crown Resorts is set to acquire the remaining 50% stake of its joint venture with sports betting exchange Betfair for control of Betfair Australia . The casino operator will buy out Betfairs stake in Betfair Australia, a joint funded venture between both parties which launched in August 206, under the licence of the Tasmanian …

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