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Australian Capital Territory pushes forward with 15% POC tax charge

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has confirmed that it will move to implement a 15% point-of-consumption (POC) tax charge on all remote gambling services. The ACT government which overseas legislation for Canberra, has confirmed that it will move to implement its POC tax charge by the beginning of 2019. The new policy will charge betting operators a 15% tax on …

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Are Lottoland on the verge of an Australian lifeline?

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The Newsagents Association of NSW and ACT (NANA) has announced that it is considering a profit sharing agreement from Lottoland, which has been previously dismissed by the Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association (ALNA). In a move that would see newsagents receive a 20% share of profits from overseas bets, when they refer customers to the site, Lottoland aims to strike a …

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Tabcorp and Tatts announce merger integration

Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group have announced that the combination of the two firms has been completed. A statement from the firm read: “Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) advises that the Scheme of Arrangement (Scheme) in relation to the combination of Tabcorp and Tatts Group Limited (Tatts) has been implemented today. Tatts is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tabcorp.” Adding: “Tabcorp …

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Supreme Court approval sees Tabcorp and Tatts merger set date

The long proposed merger between Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group has moved a further step towards completion, following approval of the scheme from the Supreme Court of Victoria. Originally announced in October of 2016, court orders have now been lodged with The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), with the scheme now effective and a date of implementation set for …

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ACCC will not stand in way of Tabcorp-Tatts merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has detailed that it will not challenge the Australian Competition Tribunal’s (ACT) decision to approve the AUS $11 billion merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group. Issuing a short market update, ACCC still believes that the Tabcorp-Tatts combination will impact industry competition within Australia’s gaming and betting markets. Nevertheless, ACCC governance will not challenge …

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Crownbet drops all oppposition to Tabcorp-Tatts merger

Updating the market, Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it has fully settled its Tatts Group merger dispute with competitor Crownbet Limited. “CrownBet has agreed not to apply for judicial review of the Tribunal’s decision on 22 November 2017 to grant authorisation for the Transaction. CrownBet has also agreed not to take any action which would impede …

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William Hill eyes Australian expansion by entering CrownBet takeover talks

Crown Resorts, the Australian gaming and entertainment group, and William Hill have both moved to confirm discussions have taken place, and are ongoing, regarding the formers 62% stake in online betting firm CrownBet. Speculation first came to light in The Australian newspaper, that ‘in depth’ talks over a potential deal were believed to ongoing between governances. Presenting a statement to the media, Crown Resorts …

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Tabcorp hails “significant step” following merger greenlight

The tortuous progress of the long planned AU$11bn merger between Tabcorp and Tatts has been eased after the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) gave the deal the go-ahead, for the second time. The case had been referred back to the ACT for a second review, following opposition to the deal from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and rival betting …

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Tabcorp reviews current business assets as Tatts merger decision looms

Entering a new financial year, Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has detailed a solid opening for its 2018 operating guidance, publishing its opening quarter trading statement (period ending 30 September). Although no longer required to provide quarterly trading statements, due to its ongoing merger with Tatts Group, Tabcorp governance has proceeded to update its investors and stakeholders. Tabcorp would …

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Canberra Casino AU$5 spin limit rejected by GTA

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A proposal to place a AU$5 spin limit on poker machines at Canberra Casino have been met with dismay by the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA). The news follows introduction of legislation by the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which allowed the venue to add 200 poker machines to its gaming floor, ending the long standing gaming machine monopoly …

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