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

Melbourne

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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Tabcorp eyes unifying Australian Tote systems in 2020

Continuing its corporate transformation programme, the governance of Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it plans to launch a ‘single tote pool’ product for Australia. Tabcorp confirmed to The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) its 2020 ambitions to merge all three separate tote systems into a single totalizer pool, sharing punter liquidity across all Australian states. Marked as a major project for …

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Tabcorp seeks new CIO as Mandy Ross departs for academic fields

Australia ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the departure of c-level executive Mandy Ross, who has chosen to pursue a new career in academia. Ross has served as Tabcorp’s Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) since 2017 and is set to leave the company in April of next year. In its update, Tabcorp informs that Ross has chosen to join Griffith …

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Tabcorp governance survives investor AGM backlash

Tabcorp Holdings governance has survived a bruising annual general meeting (AGM), in which the firm’s corporate governance and executive leadership were questioned by frustrated investors of the ASX-listed gambling group. AGM voting saw 35% of Tabcorp shareholders oppose the re-election of Paula Dwyer as corporate chairman, extending her tenure for a further two-years. Further investor upheaval saw 37% of Tabcorp …

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Tabcorp boosts TAB broadcast capacity with NBA TV deal

Australian ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has announced a major coup for its TAB sportsbook subsidiary, which has become the official Australia broadcast and betting operator for the NBA. Securing a multi-year agreement, TAB is set to broadcast ‘NBA TV’ across its digital platforms and 4,400 retail venues. Confirming the partnership Scott Levy, Executive VP of NBA Asia, said: “Tabcorp’s extensive …

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Gambling regulators body IAGR appoints Paul Newson as new President

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), the body which represents global regulatory stakeholders and actors advancing fair and balanced gambling legislation, has confirmed the appointment of Paul Newson as new President. IAGR confirms the appointment of Newson as its new leader, following the conclusion of its annual conference held in Jamaica from 30 September to 3 October, which attracted …

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City anticipates tough choices in Flutter’s pursuit of Stars

City analysts are pondering how Flutter Entertainment will sooth competition concerns across multiple markets, attached to its bold merger pursuit with digital rival The Stars Group Inc. Since the merger was propositioned on 2 October, Flutter CEO Peter Jackson and corporate governance have emphasised confidence in clearing all regulatory hurdles to deliver a £10 billion online gambling powerhouse. The stakes …

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Tabcorp names David Gallop as non-executive director

Australian  ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the appointment of former-National Rugby League  (NRL) Chief Executive David Gallop to its Board of governance, assuming the position of Non-Executive Director.  Gallop also served as the CEO for Football Federation Australia from 2012 up until his resignation in July. His tenure is due to end on December 31. The appointment, which is yet …

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IBIA suggests New Zealand adopts ‘open’ licensing system

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has suggested that the New Zealand government implements a ‘suitable regulatory and fiscal structure for sports betting’ which will ensure that licensed operators are able to deliver a wide range of betting products.  Confirmed in its response to the public consultation on online gambling across New Zealand, the IBIA divided its response into two …

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GVC secures global racing partnership with BetMakers

GVC Holdings has strengthened its commitment to racing after securing a new global racing partnership with Australia-based BetMakers Technology Group, which will roll out BetMakers’ technology and wagering products rolled out in Australia and other international markets. Under the terms of the new agreement, BetMakers has confirmed that it will continue to service GVC Australia brands. However, it has now …

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