Tag Archives: Tatts

Tabcorp split signals new era for Australian betting 

Australian gambling stands on the verge of a market transformation, as shareholders of ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings have unanimously approved splitting the business.  This morning, Tabcorp’s board disclosed that 99% of shareholders had approved for the demerger of ‘The Lottery Corporation Limited’ – the unit that operates the Tatts Lotto and Keno business across Australia’s six states. The demerger …

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Tabcorp secures approval to spin-off Tatts lottery business

Directors of the Australian lottery, gaming and wagering corporation Tabcorp have ‘unanimously recommended’ that shareholders vote in favour of the proposals to demerge its Tatts lottery and keno operations from its gaming and wagering business. Publishing its ‘Demerger of The Lottery Corporation – Briefing Presentation’, the firm detailed the proposed new business structure which would see Tabcorp separate into two ASX-listed …

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Tabcorp sees TAB comeback jinxed by NSW venue restrictions 

Tabcorp Holdings has underlined that its business recovery continues to be affected by COVID-19 restrictions applied across Australia’s five-state provinces.  Publishing its half-year 2021/2022 results for the six-month period ending 31 December, the ASX gambling group recorded a 2% increase in corporate revenues to AUS $2.93 billion (€1.52 bn). Topline growth was attributed to Tabcorp’s Lotteries-&-Keno unit registering an 11% …

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Entain to blowout all bid competition in pursuit of TAB

Australia’s sports betting incumbents will be closely monitoring the interim results of Entain Plc, published on Thursday 8 July, to see if the FTSE100 gambling group increases its offer to acquire Tabcorp Holdings’ TAB wagering unit. First off the mark, last February Entain launched its initial AUS $3 billion (€2bn) offer to acquire TAB’s wagering and media divisions – an …

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TAB chasing pack must clear regulatory hurdles

Suitors pursuing a break-up of Tabcorp Holdings’ wagering and media assets will have to clear a number of regulatory hurdles in order to complete a deal. As further parties declare their interests in bidding to acquire TAB, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has stated that it is ‘monitoring developments closely’ in a situation that will likely change the …

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Dwyer and Attenborough warn of Tabcorp’s civic duties as company transitions to a new era

Tabcorp Holdings Group CEO David Attenborough and Executive Chair Paula Dwyer have issued their final joint statements as the corporate leaders of the Australia ASX gambling and lotteries firm.  As previously communicated to markets, Attenborough and Dwyer will formally depart from all Tabcorp leadership and governance duties prior to the firm’s 2021 AGM. The leadership duo, who have led the …

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Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges

Tabcorp Holdings has declared annual statutory operating losses of AUS $870m (€520m), as group performance was anchored by a combination of asset impairment charges and COVID-19 impacts recorded across its retail wagering portfolio.  Publishing its 2019/2020 financial results, the ASX-listed gambling group recorded a 5% decline in group revenues, falling to AUS $5.22bn (FY2018/19: $5.44bn), with the company absorbing double-digit …

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Tabcorp enlargement struggles test investor patience

Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings Plc has posted an underwhelming corporate performance, publishing its half-year 2019 trading results (six-month period ending 31 December 2019). Despite recording a 4% increase in corporate revenues to AUS 2.9 billion, Tabcorp results detailed a number of concerns for investors as it delivered a further quarter trading performance below market expectations. Tabcorp’s group performance …

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Tabcorp eyes joining the National Lottery’s hot pursuit

Australia ASX-listed Tabcorp Holdings will renew an ambition to establish its presence within UK gambling, as it prepares to bid for the 2023 National Lottery operating contract. The Daily Telegraph reports that Tabcorp governance has held discussions with investment bank Rothschild, one of four strategic advisors forming the UKGC’s tender evaluation body. A turbulent 2019 saw Tabcorp governance criticized by …

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