Retail

Tatts Group sees 19% profits fall in 2014

Australian betting and lottery operator Tatts Group reported a weaker than expected full year 2014 (ending 30 June) company performance, as group revenues fell 8% to  $ 2.9 billion, further resulting in  Tatts Group witnessing a net profit slump of 19% to $200 million. Tatts Group performance was impacted negatively by a $42.6 million health benefit levy charged by the …

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Tatts Group unveils new logo & brand identity

Australian gambling operator Tatts Group today unveiled its new corporate brand identity. Tatts Group operators of lottery and gaming solutions, presented their new corporate logo, which was accompanied with a the launch of a their newly redesigned website – tattsgroup.com. The Tatts Group new corporate identity project, was undertaken with the help of branding specialists Hulsbosch. Tatts Group senior management …

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European football organisations join forces to combat match fixing

International anticrime and corruption agency  Transparency International, has partnered with European football organisations  Association of European Professional Football League (EPFL) and the German Football League (DFL) to combat match fixing in football. The organisations are set to publish a special report next month highlighting core concerns in the fight against match fixing “We strongly believe awareness-raising and education are key …

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ICSS & Portuguese Olympic Committee introduce ‘Code of Conduct on Sport Betting Integrity’

The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) and the Comité Olímpico de Portugal (COP) have announced a landmark code of conduct on sport betting integrity that will be introduced throughout Portugal and other members of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP). With existing and emerging threats to the integrity of sport on the increase, the new code of conduct …

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Tattersalls Ireland – August National Hunt Sale “hugely successful”

Tattersalls Ireland has described last week’s August National Hunt Sale as “hugely successful with great trade seen at all levels of the market”. According to the bloodstock auctioneer’s Irish website, the three day auction produced the second-best aggregate total ever, €4,767,000 (£3,814,077)-a clearance rate just shy of 80 per cent. The group said the average and median prices, €9,829 (£7864) and €6,000 (£4800), …

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Paddy Power releases comprehensive study on Rose of Tralee Festival

Ahead of tonight’s Rose of Tralee, Paddy Power and its number crunchers have put together a comprehensive study on the festival. The bookie’s research has revealed that Luxembourg tops the charts in terms of wins per size of its Irish community, with one victory from a tiny pool of 20,000. Tralee itself is next on the list, with one win per 47,000, with …

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Racing Victoria purchases Racing.com domain

Australian south east state horse racing authority Racing Victoria, have confirmed the purchase of domain name Racing.com for an undisclosed fee. Racing Victoria will use the domain to further its services and racing coverage throughout national and international markets, with a new website and further digital inventory set to be launched by mid-September. Racing.com will target a broader demographic for …

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Governor Christie calls for Atlantic City commercial meeting

Having vetoed the passing of the New Jersey Sports betting bill last week, Governor Chris Christie has asked for a special meeting of New Jersey legislative leaders to address concerns regarding Atlantic City. The meeting scheduled for September 8, will look to study the causes for Atlantic Citys declining commercial performance, which has affected state funding. Christie’s office  further highlighted …

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Racing stars join Irish Injured Jockeys Fund’s Jog For Jockeys event

Top National Hunt and Flat Jockeys Barry Geraghty, Andrew McNamara, Niall ‘Slippers’ Madden, Pat Smullen, Fran Berry, and Shane Foley are just some of the names who have signed up for the Jog for Jockeys 5km & 10km races at the Curragh on Sunday 24th August. All monies raised will be donated to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund. Grand National and Gold Cup winning Jockey, Barry Geraghty said: “I ran the 10km race last …

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GTECH creates French Subsidiary – GTECH France S.F.M.

GTECH is building direct contact and communication with French gaming operators through the creation of its new French subsidiary, GTECH France S.F.M. Based in Paris and spearheaded by its Director Marc Attal, GTECH France S.F.M. will directly provide sales, service and maintenance of gaming machines for the French gaming market. The transition from GTECH’s former French partner and distributor Ludi …

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