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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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Australian Senate moves to shut down poker & in-play betting services

The Australian Senate has moved to revamp and amend the nation’s ‘Interactive Gambling Bill’, adding a number of new provisions and restrictions for internet gambling service providers. This Wednesday, the Senate approved the passing of its ‘2016 Amendment Bill’ seeking to overhaul a number of provisions within Australia’s existing ‘2001 Interactive Gambling Bill’. The new provisions have been designed to …

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‘Disappointing’ Sun Bets one of many impacts on Tabcorp balance sheet

Major Australian operator Tabcorp believes it has learned some lessons in its involvement with new UK operator Sun Bets, although these appear to have come at a rather expensive cost. The performance of the brand was one of three major deficits to Tabcorp’s balance sheet, which has seen the company report a loss for the financial year of AU$20.8m (£12.6m) …

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CrownBet backs ACCC filing against ACT’s review of Tabcorp-Tatts

James Packer’s CrownBet has again reiterated its stance against the AUS $11 billion merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group Plc, by filing a judiciary appeal against the deal’s progress. CrownBet joins the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) in demanding a new competition review of Tabcorp-Tatts, stating that review body Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) had acted in an ‘inconsistent’ …

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Las Vegas relocation sees Toni Korsanos step down as CFO of Aristocrat Leisure

Australia ASX-listed gambling technology firm Aristocrat Leisure is seeking a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), following the decision of current incumbent Toni Korsanos not to relocate to Las Vegas. Following a corporate restructure, Aristocrat has plans to relocate its executive management team to Las Vegas, moving the company closer to its main market. However, Korsanos who has acted as CFO …

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‘Integrity First’…Basketball Australia selects Genius Sports as Official Data Partner

Seeking to boost its data controls and further safeguard the integrity of its syndicated competitions, Basketball Australia has formed a sport/betting monitoring partnership with Genius Sports. Basketball Australia, the governing body of Australia professional basketball, will have all its sanctioned matches/competitions monitored by Genius Sports systems. The partnership will see Genius Sports further become Basketball Australia’s ‘Official Data Partner’, controlling …

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ACCC demands new review of Tabcorp-Tatts merger highlighting ACT review failures

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed a federal court order demanding a ‘further judicial review’ of the AUS $11 billion merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group Plc. The Tabcorp-Tatts combination to form the ‘outright Australian gambling market leader’ was approved on 20 June by the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). However, the ACCC who acted as the …

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Tabcorp governance reviews Luxbet asset

The Australian Business Review has reported that Tabcorp Holdings governance may fold its online sports betting brand Luxbet (Luxbet.com). The Tabcorp asset is currently under review, with Group CEO David Attenborough revealing that the sports betting brand was set to report record losses for its 2017 performance. Following this month’s Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) approval of the merger of Tabcorp …

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ACT says YES to Tabcorp-Tatts AUS $11 billion merger

Following an arduous nine-month regulatory compliance review, the AUS $11 billion merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group has received approval by The Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). Tabcorp governance this morning issued a corporate update detailing the ACT’s ‘merger greenlight’, with full details of its competition review expected to be published on Thursday 22 June. Updating investors, Tabcorp governance stated …

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Racing Post moves to acquire ANZ Bloodstock News.

Horseracing media firm the Racing Post has confirmed that it has moved to fully acquired Bloodstock Media Limited, the media owner of ANZ Bloodstock News. The media acquisition sees Racing Post takeover all Bloodstock Media assets, the leading news authority for the Australasian bloodstock industry. Racing Post management stated that it would begin to combine the resources of its Racing …

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