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Tabcorp outlines ‘new enlarged capacity’ despite Sun Bets setback

Publishing its 2017/18 (period ending 30 June) annual results, a new look Tabcorp Holdings demonstrates its enlarged capacity, recovering from its 2016/17 woes. The ASX-listed gambling group points towards a new direction as it incorporates the lottery and betting assets of Tatts Group, forming Australia’s biggest gambling enterprise (deal concluded December 2017). A significantly enlarged Tabcorp records 2017/18 group revenues …

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Winning Post – Deals continue to be secured in the US market

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: post PASPA positioning – first mover advantage? It has been a very busy week of deal-making, launches and planning in the US, as well as the Q2 reporting season. The biggest …

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Rightlander elevates reach with global expansion

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Affiliate compliance tool for the iGaming industry, Rightlander has announced the expansion of its scanning capabilities to 35 new territories. Until recently, Rightlander’s main focus was on the UK market where affiliate compliance has become the responsibility of operators to police. The scanning tool visits affiliate sites from within the UK and looks for specific words, phrases, T&Cs, images and …

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Manchester United expands MUTV streaming capabilities

After the successful launch of MUTV on iOS, Android and MUTV.com last season, Manchester United has elevated its digital network by making it available on four new platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. The announcement comes at one of the most popular times for the MUTV platform, with the club’s official media outlet getting exclusive access of …

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Aristocrat hooks Jeff Karp as new Big Fish Games CEO

Australia ASX-listed gambling technology group Aristocrat Leisure has confirmed the appointment of Jeff Karp as Managing Director & President of Big Fish Games, heading up its recently acquired social gaming subsidiary. Seeking to diversify its corporate entity beyond casino technologies, in December 2017 Aristocrat completed its $1 billion acquisition of Seattle-based Big Fish, from former owner Churchill Downs. Regarded as …

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ARC and Vermantia launch European Racing Channel

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Vermantia have announced the official launch of the European Racing Channel, which both parties describe as “the most complete offering of its kind worldwide”. Available via both satellite and streaming services, the new channel is set to feature a daily schedule compromising of at least 40,000 live premier thoroughbred and greyhound races per year. …

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Optus feels wrath of Australia following shambolic Russia 2018 weekend broadcast

Socceroo fans have lambasted Australian media and telecoms firm Optus, for its shambolic handling of World Cup Russia 2018’s opening weekend. The SingTel subsidiary which has secured the rights to broadcast/stream all Russia 2018 matches has come under fire, as its digital platform Optus Yes could not handle the weekend demand for World Cup matches. Optus broadcast issues begun as …

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End of UK affair… Tabcorp moves to terminate Sun Bets

Australia ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has entered discussions with News UK to terminate its involvement in the Sun Bets joint-venture. Launched in 2016, the operating woes of Sun Bets have been well documented, with the Tabcorp-News UK joint venture reporting operating losses of AUS $46 million (£26 million) for FY2017 trading. Last October, Tabcorp governance moved to place an …

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Vermantia expands and strengthens in African market

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Vermantia is strengthening its presence in Africa, and the nation of Nigeria in particular, via an expansion of racing partnerships with growing operator Fortune Bets. Fortune Bets, headquartered in the Nigerian city of Ibadan in the Oyo State, is to receive the Ultimate Live Greyhound Channel, which is being offered with a daily schedule of more than 40,000 live greyhound …

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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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