Oceania

Tabcorp appoints M&C Saatchi to develop new AUS profile

Australian marketing news source Mumbrella has reported that ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has awarded its creative advertising account to M&C Saatchi Australia. The Sydney based marketing agency will takeover the AUS $ multi-million account from incumbent Clemenger (BBDO Group), who have served as Tabcorp’s creative lead since 2016. Mumbrella reports that M&C Saatchi, were not required to pitch for …

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NZRB launches new betting portal with OpenBet technology

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The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) has hailed a ‘new era for Kiwi punters’ after launching its long-awaited fixed odds betting portal. Operating under the ‘New Zealand TAB’ domain – www.TAB.co.nz, the new racing platform is powered by Scientific Games’ OpenBet as lead systems provider, supported by Paddy Power Betfair. Launching TAB NZ’s new property, NZRB Chief Executive John Allen stated that …

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Sportradar: Tennis data blackout doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – …

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Sportsbet advert draws record number of complaints

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An advert for one of Australia’s biggest online bookmakers Sportsbet has drawn 793 complaints, a new record in the country, for making a link between betting and sexual success. The Ad Standards said that the Paddy Power Betfair owned online bookmaker had sent a “false message to young males that gambling will improve their sexual appeal”. As reported in the …

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Tabcorp drops UBET focusing on TAB as lead betting domain

Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed it will utilise its flagship ‘TAB’ brand as its lead sports betting property. Tabcorp governance continues its corporate re-alignment, integrating the assets of Aus $11 billion merger partner Tatts Group, detailing that its enlarged enterprise will deliver ‘stronger consumer-facing properties’ in 2019. The decision to lead with TAB as its sole sports …

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Tabcorp appoints Patrick Mcglinchey as group legal lead

Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Patrick Mcglinchey as new Group General Counsel. Mcglinchey is expected to join the legacy Australian gambling group on 4 March 2019, and will act as a chief legal aid for a much-changed Tabcorp senior executive team, following the merger completion and integration of Tatts Group assets and operating divisions. …

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Early Morning racing content switch up for SIS

Horse racing from Melbourne Racing Club and South Australia is now included in the Early Morning Product from Sports Information Services (SIS), while UK and Irish greyhound racing is being phased into the service for the first time. This new Early Morning content replaces the firm’s existing early morning Australian racing, which ceased to be part of the SIS service …

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New chapter for Australian online gambling, as states commit to ‘National Framework’ mandate

Australia’s six state governments have committed to the mandate of the nation’s first ‘National Consumer Protection Framework’ ensuring greater public safeguards and standards on interactive wagering and gambling services. Referred to as the ‘National Framework’, the governments of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia will collaborate on developing consistent nationwide policies, regulating the online gambling sector. Despite …

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GVC boosts Aussie muscle acquiring Neds International for £37 million

FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has expanded its profile within the Australian online betting scene after acquiring Neds International (Neds – neds.com.au) for an initial sum of AUS $68 million (£37 million).  A relatively new entrant within the Australian online betting scene, having launched in 2017, Neds has established itself as a dynamic incumbent achieving reported wagers of AUS $1 billion …

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Problem gambler gets $150,000 refund for unlawful Betfair activity

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Betfair failed to ‘reasonably recognise’ the red flags after one of its own customers – identified as Mr M, convinced the company to refund $150,000 which he quickly gambled away from his account. As reported by ABC News, the betting exchange should have identified “red flag behaviours” that showed the customer had a gambling problem before it agreed to reverse …

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