Tag Archives: australia

AFL’s Tigers step away from sports betting sponsorship

Australian Football League (AFL) club Richmond has entered into a partnership with the Victorian Responsible Gaming Foundation, with a deal that precludes the Australian rules club from having sports betting sponsors. As reported in iGaming Business, the agreement will run for three seasons, from 2016 to 2018. Richmond, also known as the Tigers, will sign the Responsible Gambling Charter and …

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Will Tabcorp and News UK launch Sun Bets within six months?

It has been reported that Australian betting company Tabcorp is scheduled to launch Sun Bets, in partnership with Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, within the next six months. Chief Executive at Tabcorp, David Attenborough, had this to say: “It is a natural step for us. We have worked with News Ltd. closely in Australia and built up a high degree of trust. They have one …

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iSport Genius appoints Lee Richardson for European expansion

Sydney based sports data and user engagement developer iSport Genius has confirmed the appointment of Lee Richardson as Head of European Commercial Development. Richardson an 18 year gambling veteran joins iSport Genius from private industry consultancy Gaming Economics, where he advised numerous start-ups and new services targeting market entry. Richardson has further held governance positions at Boylesports (2010 -2011), Chartwell …

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Chairman rejects suggestion of fixing at Burnie International

Despite recent allegations around the Australian Open, organisers of the Burnie International are confident their event has not been targeted by match fixers, even though self-confessed ‘tanker’ Nick Lindahl has played there in the past. As reported in The Mercury, two other players allegedly among the 15 former and current professionals said to have played in matches surrounded by unusual …

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Tabcorp and German Tote to pool totalisators

Germany’s totalisator is the latest to join Tabcorp’s multi-billion dollar wagering pools, following an agreement completed between Tabcorp and German Tote. German Tote is majority-owned by French wagering operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU), while German racetracks (BGG Betriebsgesellschaft der Galopp-Rennvereine mbH) also have a minority stake. The deal will involve the German Tote taking all Australian thoroughbred and harness racing and co-mingling their …

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Tabcorp reported to have rejected Ladbrokes Australian joint venture

The Sydney Morning Herald (smh.com.au) has reported that Tabcorp governance rejected a joint venture approach by Ladbrokes Plc, in a move that would have rocked the Australian betting market. Ladbrokes are reported to have proposed the joint venture in late 2013, with the firm looking to create Australia’s biggest gambling operator. At the time Ladbrokes had launched its Australian betting division …

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Promotional Analysis of Sky Bet’s Major Golf Offer

Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy are the current superstars of world golf. Having collected 5 of the last 8 major championships between them, the trio are expected to dominate again this year. Indeed, Sky Bet came straight in with a special market, offering inflated odds for the new ‘Big 3’ to land all four major titles between them …

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William Hill aims for strong new year following tough 2015 readjustments

Having issued an unaudited 2015 trading statement this morning, William Hill governance is positive that the company is well placed for a strong 2016, following a year of re-adjustments to new market conditions and tax headwinds imposed on UK betting operators. Despite recording a 22% drop in its group operating profits to £290 million (FY 2014: £371 million), William Hill governance …

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James Fleming – Quick payments ‘the most important retention tool available’

James Fleming, Commercial Director at emerchants Europe, talks about how his firm’s payment service has transformed the way customers get funds from bookmakers. Emerchants is providing gaming operators with the ability to give their customers instant access to funds via a prepaid card. Can you give a bit of flavour how it works? Our original goal was to dramatically improve …

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Sportsbet adds in-play betting markets

The Australian subsidiary of Paddy Power, Sportsbet has added the popular in-play betting function to its offering.  In-play betting is made complicated in Australia due to the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act which restricts in-play bets to personal ones made at betting shops, or via a phone line. Betting operators get around this in a variety of ways, the likes of …

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