Tag Archives: John Allen

Racing Industry Bill “a significant milestone” for industry reform, says NZ’s RITA

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that the Racing Industry Bill, a major package of reforms to replace the Racing Act 2003, has had its first reading in Parliament. The introduction of the bill has been welcomed by Dean McKenzie, who has been named as the interim Executive Chair for RITA. He explained that the introduction of …

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NZ’s RITA names Dean McKenzie as interim Executive Chair

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that Dean McKenzie will take up the position of interim Executive Chair in a bid to support the passage of the country’s Racing Industry Bill. McKenzie will take up the role from January until June 2020 to oversee RITA’s transformation into TAB NZ, taking over from current Chief Executive John Allen …

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New Zealand to repeal betting levy in the next three years

New Zealand’s government is set to phase out the country’s betting levy over the next three years, as they move towards repealing the current system on the racing industry. As confirmed by Racing Minister Winston Peters, the funds that had been generated by the levy will now be distributed towards the racing and sports sector, instead of towards the Crown. …

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NZRB launches new betting portal with OpenBet technology

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The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) has hailed a ‘new era for Kiwi punters’ after launching its long-awaited fixed odds betting portal. Operating under the ‘New Zealand TAB’ domain – www.TAB.co.nz, the new racing platform is powered by Scientific Games’ OpenBet as lead systems provider, supported by Paddy Power Betfair. Launching TAB NZ’s new property, NZRB Chief Executive John Allen stated that …

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New Zealand Racing Board appoints John Allen as Chief Executive

Former New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) John Allen has been appointed Chief Executive of  the New Zealand Racing Board. Allen will join the Racing Board as its chief executive in March, after end his five-and-a-half years heading the government department in Januaray, MFAT said in a statement. He will take over from Stewart McRobie, who has acted …

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