Tag Archives: New Zealand Racing Board

Messara report outlines tough remedies for New Zealand Racing

A New Zealand government-sanctioned report undertaken by Oceania racing expert John Messara has delivered a ‘blunt appraisal’ of the nation’s horseracing industry and standards Presenting findings to NZ Racing Minister Winston Peters, Messara the current Chairman of Racing New South Wales (Australia) concludes that ‘New Zealand’s racing industry is in a state of serious malaise, and requires urgent reform.’ Furthermore, …

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Triple Play…New Zealand Racing Board forms FOB project with NYX OpenBet & Paddy Power Betfair

The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) has selected NYX Gaming sports betting subsidiary OpenBet and Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) to deliver its platform solutions and operational services for its fixed odds betting (FOB) business. In January 2016, NZRB governance announced that it would work with NYX Gaming on enhancing its FOB services, seeking to update provisions for modern consumer habits …

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NYX OpenBet wins contract to revamp New Zealand Racing Board’s FOB platform

Toronto TSX-listed NYX Gaming has confirmed that it has secured an agreement with the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) to deliver a bespoke fixed odds betting platform through its OpenBet technology subsidiary. Updating the market, OpenBet development teams will work with NZRB with aim of automating and revamping its ‘largely manual fixed odds’ betting services.  NZRB stated that a new …

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NZ TAB confirms talks with Australia’s Tabcorp

Tabcorp is part of a 3-way race for a wagering deal with New Zealand’s TAB, as the Australian company looks to push into overseas markets and diversify its earnings. NZRB chief executive John Allen commented: “The New Zealand Racing Board is currently in discussions with three organisations, of which Tabcorp is one, to explore options to automate our fixed-odds betting …

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MRG Systems – new solutions to address the global growth in sports betting

SBC spoke to MRG Systems, a company renowned for cutting edge display technology predominantly in the betting shop environment, to discuss what the firm’s plans were in the face of industry consolidation. SBC: MRG Systems were up for sale last year, but nothing seemed to progress. What happened? Are you still up for sale? MRG: The short answer is 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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New Zealand Racing sets to tackle remote betting

New Zealand Racing Minister Nathan Guy identified tackling remote betting by national consumers as his number one priority. Addressing the New Zealand Racing Board’s annual meeting, Guy stated that his administration would look to tackle the growing numbers of offshore online betting operators targeting New Zealand’s consumers. In order to curb remote betting, Guy and the Racing Board of New …

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