Tag Archives: Melbourne Cup

OpenSports hits 35,000 bets per minute high for Melbourne Cup

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OpenSports hit a peak of 35,000 bets per minute for a single operator during last week’s Melbourne Cup – Australia’s most famous annual thoroughbred horse race. At peak betting times, the maximum number of bets per minute was 35 per cent higher than the previous record across 21 years of taking bets on the race. OpenSports, said parent company SG …

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Blockbuster! Victoria Racing books Taylor Swift for Melbourne Cup Day

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) plans to celebrate its upcoming Melbourne Cup Day (5 November) in pomp and style, confirming that ten-time Grammy winner and record-breaking pop sensation Taylor Swift will perform live at the Flemington Racecourse. Announcing a major coup for Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival, VRC management announces that it has secured Taylor Swift’s only public appearance in Australia …

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BetEasy swoops in as competitors crash on Melbourne Cup day

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BetEasy was the biggest benefactor in Australia as sports betting sites Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and Betfair all crashed on Melbourne Cup day – the biggest day on the nation’s betting calendar. As reported by The AGE, punters on Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and online betting exchange Betfair were temporarily unable to place bets on their smartphone apps or computers, while Tabcorp also reported …

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6 of the Best – Twelve40’s Andy Jarrett

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Andy Jarrett, Twelve40 CEO. Continue reading to discover why Melbourne conjures up both good and bad memories memories and which Quentin Tarantino classic is a particular favourite, amongst much more. Best Holiday I’m very lucky to have visited some amazing places, but if I had to pick one I’d say the Maldives. …

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Australia geared for “the race that stops a nation”

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A crowd of 100,000 people are expected to descend on Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. ‘The race that stops a nation’ is the most prosperous handicap race in the world, with prize money of $6.2m available this year, and a rich history dating back over 150 years. Ahead of the race, at 4am tomorrow (Tuesday 7th November) …

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Half a billon Melbourne Cup Carnival represents ‘make-or-break’ territory for Australian bookmakers

Australian sports betting industry stakeholders are gearing up for a market breaking ‘half-a-billion’ Melbourne Cup Carnival week (4-11 November). Flemington Racetrack is certain of sell-out crowds each day, as its showpiece Carnival takes over Australian sports commentary, context and debate. Carnival week is ‘make-or-break’ territory for Australian bookmakers. Last year it was reported that Australian betting giant Tabcorp, had signed-up …

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Stephen Harris – bettingexpert: Insider’s edge – Melbourne Cup 2017

Stephen Harris, Racing Editor for leading betting player portal bettingexpert.com, tells SBC why all industry stakeholders should follow next week’s Melbourne Cup (Tuesday 7th of November), Australia’s most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race ___________________ The ‘Emirates Melbourne Cup’  is known worldwide as “the race that stops a nation”, and with a crowd of 100,000 certain at Flemington racetrack (plus tens of …

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Tabcorp reports flat revenues on last Melbourne Cup before merger

Last week’s Melbourne Cup provided a thrilling finish when Almaddin edged out Heartbreak City at the winning post, but the amount of wagering on the day was not as exciting. According to Australian bookmaker Tabcorp, there was $141.5 million (£87.7m) wagered on the 10-race Melbourne Cup meeting at Flemington across the Tabcorp-owned NSW, Victorian and ACT TABs, which was in …

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Bookmakers celebrating 100/1 Melbourne Cup winner

Bookmakers were cheering yesterday after the Melbourne Cup was won by 100/1 shot Prince Of Penzance, the longest winner in Australia’s most famous race since 1940. It is also the first time a female jockey has ridden the winner in the race’s 155-year history, giving Michelle Payne the opportunity to speak out over the sexism she has encountered. “It is …

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Tabcorp seeks new CMO as Michael Smith exits

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp is seeking a new marketing chief, as CMO Michael Smith announced that he had left the company following just 10 months in the leadership role. Smith a former telecoms marketing senior executive for Optus and Singtel, confirmed to Australian Media news source Mumbrella, that he had chosen to leave the operator stating “it had not been …

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