Oceania

POC needs to be ‘properly enforced’

Ladbrokes have called for ‘proper enforcement’ of the point of consumption (POC) licensing of online gaming when it is introduced in the UK later this year. The firm estimate that the new tax, despite being planned for December this year, will hit their 2014 revenues by £2m and they want to see some benefit for this expense. They said: “How …

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FFA extend Sportradar partnership

Sportradar has  extended its partnership with Football Federation Australia (FFA). Sportradar already provides its industry leading Fraud Detection System (FDS) to the FFA to cover the A-League and FFA Cup competitions. Under this extended agreement the FDS will monitor betting patterns on the state National Premier Leagues (NPLs) for the 2014 season. In addition Sportradar has become the ‘Official Sports …

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Cricket Australia Set Up Anti Corruption Unit

Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the creation of a dedicated unit to fight corruption in the sports, the unit will focus on match-fixing,betting fraud,  doping  and other activities that might undermine the integrity of its Australian Cricket, its national team and its national competitions. CA’s senior legal counsel Iain Roy would head the special unit. A Cricket Australia statement made by …

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Tabcorp Show Online Growth

Australia’s Tabcorp has lifted its revenue for the three months to September on the back of strong growth in fixed-odds and online gambling. The company reported quarterly revenue of $503.9 million, up 3.1 per cent from the same period last year. Fixed-odds revenue grew almost 30 per cent due to a larger number of gaming products offered on racing and …

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Unibet to Shirt Sponsor Australia’s Parrametta Eels

Swedish stock listed igaming operator Unibet Group, has announced the agreement of a three year sponsorship deal with Australian National Rugby League side Parramatta Eels which willl begin for the upcoming Australian rugby league season. The sponsorship deal will see the Unibet brand displayed on the back of players jerseys. Unibet will share shirt sponsorship rights of the Parrametta Eels …

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Betfred.com stops Australian Player Registrations.

iGaming operator Betfred yesterday announced publicly that its online sports betting and igaming operations would no longer accept registrations/sign ups  from Australian user IP’s. Betfred yesterday sent communications to Australian customers and to media partners operating in the region. The communications sent out by Betfred commented that the igaming operator wanted to comply with new Australian regulations regarding online gaming. …

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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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