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Sportschamps becomes latest operator to be fined by New South Wales authorities

New South Wales authorities have continued their crackdown on illegal gambling advertising this week, as Sportschamps becomes the latest operator to be sanctioned for a deposit bonus promotion published on its site last year. The advert in question stated that customers would be able to sign up to the site for free, while also adding: “Matched first time deposit bonus …

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Sportsbet fined for displaying illegal gambling advertisements

Australian operator Sportsbet has been hit with an AUS$10,000 (£5350) fine from New South Wales’ authorities after being convicted of displaying illicit gambling advertisements on its website. The advert in question displayed cartoon depictions of two male characters with their thumbs up, alongside the text: “Refer a Friend – Get a $100 Bonus Bet for every friend you refer to …

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Second jockey is charged by Racing Victoria for betting offences

Australian jockey Daniel Schmitt has become the second rider to be charged by Racing Victoria for betting offences, after it was found that he had placed over 71 bets across a two-and-a-half period. In February, apprentice jockey Chris Casareta was also charged with placing 6 bets on thoroughbred racing, something that is forbidden for Australian racers. Racing Victoria stewards have …

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Sky Racing World Launches OZ simulcasting for North America

Tabcorp Holdings’ international racing subsidiary Sky Racing World (Sky World) has announced the launch of an Australian racing High Definition (HD) simulcasting channel for the North American marketing. The launch of the channel marks Sky World’s continued focus on the North American market, with its racing content accompanied by a new customised graphics package for North American clients. David Haslett, President and CEO, …

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Q4 revenues highlight growth potential for enlarged Stars Group

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has published its Q4 and full-year 2018 accounts, detailing that it has completed a ‘landmark year’, laying the foundations for its future global growth initiatives. Incorporating the assets of Sky Bet and BetEasy Australia, an enlarged Stars Group records group revenues of $2.1 billion (FY2017: $1.3bn), with the company detailing that it now operates …

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Player props from DST to drive Neds Australian market growth

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Digital Sports Tech (DST) has agreed a deal to launch its Props Data Feed service with Neds, which will enable the operator to deliver the most extensive player props portfolio in the Australian market. Integration of this low latency push service feed for Neds – part of the GVC stable of online brands – is powered by DST’s industry-leading props …

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BetEasy pens Australia sports betting agreement with NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has penned an exclusive agreement with Stars Group-owned BetEasy to enter into its first ever sports betting partnership in Australia. As part of the agreement, BetEasy will have access to and be able to use official NBA betting data and marketing materials. In addition, BetEasy will work closely with the NBA to protect the game’s …

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Tabcorp places ‘revitalising TAB’ at top of its enlarged agenda

Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings Plc, has upgraded its corporate integration and synergy targets, as governance aims to display the firm’s enlarged capacity across all product verticals and services. Publishing its interim 2018/19 results (period ending 31 December 2018), a significantly enlarged Tabcorp records group revenues of AUS $2.7 billion, primarily attributed to incorporating Tatts Group keno and lottery …

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Tabcorp confirms sponsorship of Brisbane Racing Club

Australian gaming operator Tabcorp has confirmed a major two-year sponsorship deal with the Brisbane Racing Club and hopes to broker several more deals with Racing Queensland. Racing Queensland’s chief executive Brendan Parnell noted that this deal would be the first in the state’s racing industry, and expects many more deals to follow. He commented: “RQ is thrilled to see Tabcorp …

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OtherLevels launches personalised real-time solution

Digital marketing and messaging platform, OtherLevels Holdings Limited, has launched its new real-time module which enables igaming operators to carry out in-play engagements. OtherLevels In-Play 2.0 will offer an automated, real-time solution that combines event feeds, live odds, condition evaluation, dynamic message content and smart segmentation which will be developed using historical betting data. Brendan O’Kane, Managing Director for OtherLevels, …

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