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Victoria Police charges two following tennis corruption investigation

Victoria Police has confirmed that two individuals have been charged with attempting to corrupt at least two tennis tournaments in Brazil and Egypt in 2018, after they were found to be a part of an international tennis match-fixing syndicate. Reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, the India-headquartered syndicate is allegedly responsible for using low-ranked players from Europe and South America …

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Tabcorp secures debt interest amnesty for 2020  

Tabcorp Holdings has reached an agreement with its US debt holders which will allow the ASX gambling group to defer payments on its debt covenants.  Last month, Tabcorp communicated that it had entered negotiations with US debt holders to obtain new ‘covenant terms’ on its corporate debt tranche of AUS $2.1 billion, maximising financial flexibility as it looks to navigate …

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Tabcorp cancels 2020 dividend as part of new debt arrangement

Tabcorp Holdings has informed investors that the company will sanction no dividend in relation to financial-year 2020 trading. The firm has been forced to terminate the 2020 dividend (fiscal year ending 30 June) as part of its agreed terms with bank lenders, allowing the ASX betting group to waiver approximately AUS $2.2 billion (€1.3bn) of debt covenants until 2021.  Updating …

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Diversified Stars Group rides out first wave of COVID-19 headwinds 

Mirroring merger partner Flutter Entertainment, this morning The Stars Group Inc (TSG) has issued a trading update detailing that Q1 2020 revenue performance has been maintained despite facing COVID-19 disruptions. TSG has predicted that it will generate circa $735 million in group revenues for Q1 2020 trading, reflecting a 27% increase on Q1 2019’s $580 million. The TSX Group cited …

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International profile buoys Flutter during troubled times

The continuation of racing across Australia and the US has come as a welcome relief for Flutter Entertainment, as its retail estate faces a blow from the postponement of global sporting events. Publishing a Q1 trading update for the three months ended 31 March 2020, Flutter reported group-wide year-on-year revenue growth of 16% in Q1, reported at £547 million for …

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TAB urges punters to ‘spend local’ in support of Australian racing

Tabcorp Holdings’ flagship sportsbook property TAB has launched its new “Back the Industry” campaign, urging punters and businesses to support Australian racing during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Despite all Australian professional sports leagues postponing their imminent 2020 schedules, Australian horse and greyhound racing remain as the last organised sports still operating during the Australian COVID-19 lockdown, maintaining all meetings behind …

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Tabcorp donates funds and volunteer support to Australia’s bushfire crisis

Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it will donate AUS $1.5 million to Australian emergency services battling the bushfire crisis which has engulfed the entire Gold Coast of Sydney. The ASX listed operator has confirmed that all lottery proceeds taken from its Saturday Lotto draw scheduled for 25 January will be donated to Australia’s ‘Bushfire Relief’. Seeking to generate as much …

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Winning Post – Another week, another credit card consultation

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kick starts the week by assessing the global changes to taxes, the Australian government’s crackdown on credit cards, and the recent NHS statistics released in the UK. Global: gambling tax changes – call of duty This week has seen three elements of ‘bad news’ from a tax perspective. Denmark (€520m run-rate online market) has announced …

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Australia introduces National Self-Exclusion Register

The Australian Senate and House of Representatives have passed new legislation which would establish a National Self-Exclusion Register for those at risk of problem gambling behaviours. Alongside the new legislation, the government has also introduced a bill which would bring in a levyt for operators which would go towards covering the costs of the new register, which is due to …

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Tabcorp seeks new CIO as Mandy Ross departs for academic fields

Australia ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the departure of c-level executive Mandy Ross, who has chosen to pursue a new career in academia. Ross has served as Tabcorp’s Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) since 2017 and is set to leave the company in April of next year. In its update, Tabcorp informs that Ross has chosen to join Griffith …

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