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January to February 2020 in Review: New year sees betting accept its new duties

SBC recounts the events of an unprecedented and relentless 2020, an unforgettable year that has disrupted all betting components and relationships… SBC – Spain cracks the whip as betting leadership accepts wider responsibility remits European online gambling leadership was given no grace period to ease into a new decade of regulatory complexities, as a newly formed Spanish coalition government signed …

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Sportradar nets broadcast rights and integrity deal with Australia’s NBL

Sportradar nets broadcast rights and integrity deal with Australia’s NBL

Sportradar has been named as the international media distributor and OTT partner, as well as an official integrity partner, for Australia’s Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL). Through the agreement, which will commence from 10 January 2021, Sportradar will work closely with the NBL to enhance both distribution and coverage for its media rights across broadcast and online platforms. This …

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PlayUp Australia raises $25m to begin US journey 

Sydney-based sportsbook and fantasy sports operator PlayUp has secured $25 million through the completion of an oversubscribed capital placement.  PlayUp said that it has secured the $25 million funding on terms related to a ‘non-renounceable entitlement offer’ underwritten by Investorlink Securities AFS, which the company will use to launch its US wagering proposition. Targeting expansion within the $17 billion US …

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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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Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities

Flutter Entertainment Plc has accelerated all corporate directives related to its merger integration with The Stars Group Inc (TSG), but conceded that its 2020 outlook remains ‘highly uncertain’ dependent on further COVID-19 outcomes and regulatory changes across various markets.  This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Publishing its 2020 interim …

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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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IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity  

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has urged the government of Australia to withdraw in-play betting restrictions as a means to further protect its regulated sports betting market and consumers from black-market threats.  The IBIA made its statement as part of its response to an open consultation on the Australian Sports Wagering Scheme (ASWS) – Australia’s integrity framework protecting sports …

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Stats Perform extends NBL data and streaming deal

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Stats Perform has extended its multi-year, exclusive official betting data and streaming partnership with Australia’s fast growing Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL).  The extension will see Stats Perform provide exclusive live streams for betting, as well as collect and distribute in-stadium ultrafast betting data for licensed sportsbooks. Alex Rice, Stats Perform Chief Rights Officer, commented: “Few global basketball leagues …

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Melbourne spike sees Tabcorp close TAB Victoria betting shops

Tabcorp Holdings has been forced to close a significant number of TAB betting shops and agents across Victoria, after State Premier Daniel Andrews enforced a further coronavirus lockdown. On Monday, following a spike of more than 200 new cases in the district area of Melbourne, the Victoria government issued a border closure between Victoria and New South Wales – Australia’s …

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Victoria Police charges two following tennis corruption investigation

Victoria Police has confirmed that two individuals have been charged with attempting to corrupt at least two tennis tournaments in Brazil and Egypt in 2018, after they were found to be a part of an international tennis match-fixing syndicate. Reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, the India-headquartered syndicate is allegedly responsible for using low-ranked players from Europe and South America …

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