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People Power – Crowdfunding in igaming

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Ahead of the GamCrowd Pitch ICE competition for start-ups at ICE next month we got to thinking about crowdfunding in igaming.  Companies from the world of igaming such as Football Index and Premier Punt have run successful campaigns in the past year. In fact, both of these overfunded on Seedrs. With this avenue for generating capital becoming ever more popular ... Read More »

William Hill revives dormant Centrebet brand for Australian betting market

Seeking to expand its corporate presence within the Australian online betting sector, William Hill will implement a multi-brand strategy for the saturated market by reviving dormant brand Centrebet (Centrebet.com). The FTSE-listed bookmaker had acquired the Centrebet brand through its £450 million acquisition of online competitor Sportingbet’s ‘regulated market’ assets in 2013.   The move to revive Centrebet will likely surprise ... Read More »

Kevin Pietersen admits fears over cricket corruption

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Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he is not surprised by Cricket Australia’s (CA) claim that its emerging players are being targeted by corrupt foreign bookmakers via social media. CA’s Head of Integrity Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of squads for the national team and Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and ... Read More »

Foreign bookies target emerging Aussie players via social media

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The Head of Integrity for Cricket Australia has confirmed that foreign bookmakers are approaching emerging Australian cricketers on social media, seeking information on squads and playing conditions. Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of making it to national squads and the Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted by ‘pitch-siders’ via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Roy ... Read More »

Ari Lewski – Digital Sports Tech – All hands on deck

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In another of our end of year roundups we spoke to Ari Lewski, Executive Director at Digital Sports Tech.  Clearly not one to believe in patience being a virtue, Digital Sports Tech only launched in 2016 but has already entered Australia and the UK, whilst it has ambitious, and advanced, plans for global expansion in the new year. The company ... Read More »

Digital Sports Tech agrees to provide TopSport with Player Props

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Digital Sports Tech has agreed a deal with TopSport to provide the Australian operator with its unique player proposition betting offering, Player Props. TopSport will become the third operator in Australia after MadBookie and Ladbrokes Australia to launch Player Props from Digital Sports Tech, which enables customers to customise and create their own bets based on player performance across a ... Read More »

TAB combines retail and mobile betting with Check and Collect

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TAB has combined the best of retail and mobile betting with ‘Check and Collect’, a product which makes it easier for Australian punters to enjoy their betting experience. The new product combines TAB’s strong retail presence with technology which allows customers to check their betting ticket and vouchers by using bar-code technology via the TAB app. If a customer scans ... Read More »

Ladbrokes Coral & William Hill eyeing Tatts wagering assets

‘The Australian’ newspaper has this weekend reported that FTSE-listed betting operators’ Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill are eyeing the potential takeover of ASX-listed Tatts Group’s sports betting assets, should the company be acquired by the Pacific Consortium. Last week, Pacific Consortium a group of investors led by London private equity firm Macquarie and New York fund KKR made a formal AUS ... Read More »

Tabcorp found guilty of illegal new accounts promotion

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Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has been found guilty of illegally luring punters to open new accounts via a promotion published both online and in the newspaper. The promotion, published in August 2015, offered bonus bets and other rewards as inducements. The company was brought to court because it is illegal for bookies to publish ads tempting NSW residents with inducements ... Read More »

Pacific Consortium makes firm £4.4bn bid for Tatts Group

The expected Tabcorp-Tatts merger (first announced October 2016) faces a major challenge as a private consortium led by London private equity firm Macquarie Group and New York fund KKR has today launched an AUS $7.3 billion (£4.4 billion) bid for Tatts Group assets. Under the proposition of ‘Pacific Consortium’ the group of investors has made an approach of between AUS ... Read More »