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Peter Woodfine – Total Performance Data – In-play betting is ‘vital for racing’s future’

Using innovative global navigation satellite systems Total Performance Data (TPD) aims to expand in-play horse racing betting into the mainstream, whilst opening up betting operators to a vast number of new horse racing betting opportunities. TPD attaches trackers to the saddlecloths of horses and allows operators access to data which was previously not available. The data ranges from sectional times …

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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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Arena Racing Company agrees double greyhound deal

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has agreed a global deal with Vermantia, shortlisted in four categories at the SBC awards 2017, for distribution of greyhound racing content from the UK and Australia. Vermantia, the worldwide omni-channel content provider, will become ARC’s exclusive supplier to a range of international markets, and preferred worldwide partner for producing and delivering bespoke channels to retail …

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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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Tabcorp governance remains positive on 2017 Tatts deal closure

The governance of Tabcorp Holdings remains positive that it will conclude its planned AUS $11 billion merger with Tatts Group despite this week’s set-back following the Australian Federal Court’s ruling to ‘refer back’ the deal’s review by the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). The Tabcorp-Tatts merger hit a further hurdle on Wednesday, as the Federal Court sided with former deal supervising …

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ACCC’s Federal Court win derails Tabcorp-Tatts merger

The Federal Court of Australia has dealt a major blow for the planned merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group, ruling against the Australian Competition Tribunal’s (ACT) right to approve the AUS $11 billion combination. Former merger review body the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) had filed for a Federal Court review in July 2017, having been dropped by Tabcorp …

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Betfair Australia moves away from generic themes with The Game Within The Game’ campaign

Betfair Australia is targeting savvy customers with the launch of its new marketing campaign ‘The Game Within The Game’. The advertising campaign has been developed by Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne, who stated that they wanted to move Betfair away from generic themes and messaging which have inundated Australian sports betting marketing. Leading the campaign’s creative context, Mark Cochrane, MD of …

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TopBetta raises AUS $9 million for ‘Global Tote’ US & Euro expansion

Updating the market, Australian ASX-listed racing pools operator TopBetta Holdings has confirmed that it has raised AUS $9 million (€6 million) to expand its international services.   The funding round has seen TopBetta governance place an allotment of +21.4 million shares priced at 42 cents, with firm securing investment from ASX institutional investors. Moving forward, TopBetta governance seeks to expand …

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GVC exits partypoker from the Australian market

Updating the market, FTSE-listed GVC Holdings has informed that it has withdrawn all poker operations for the Australian market. The operator will no longer service its partypoker brand, following this month’s introduction by the Australian Senate of provisions amending the ‘2001 Interactive Gambling Bill’ banning online poker and in-play sports betting services offered by online gambling operators. partypoker, GVC’s lead …

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Tabcorp Venues gain Premier League content with Optus broadcast partnership

Australian telecoms and media firm Optus has formed an agreement with Tabcorp Holdings to broadcast English Premier League matches across the operator’s land-based retail network. The agreement sees Optus open up its exclusive Premier League content, making it available to the general public across 4,500 syndicated Tabcorp venues. Moving forward, Optus Sports Premier League content will be installed at Tabcorp …

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