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Half a billon Melbourne Cup Carnival represents ‘make-or-break’ territory for Australian bookmakers

Australian sports betting industry stakeholders are gearing up for a market breaking ‘half-a-billion’ Melbourne Cup Carnival week (4-11 November). Flemington Racetrack is certain of sell-out crowds each day, as its showpiece Carnival takes over Australian sports commentary, context and debate. Carnival week is ‘make-or-break’ territory for Australian bookmakers. Last year it was reported that Australian betting giant Tabcorp, had signed-up …

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Stephen Harris – bettingexpert: Insider’s edge – Melbourne Cup 2017

Stephen Harris, Racing Editor for leading betting player portal bettingexpert.com, tells SBC why all industry stakeholders should follow next week’s Melbourne Cup (Tuesday 7th of November), Australia’s most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race ___________________ The ‘Emirates Melbourne Cup’  is known worldwide as “the race that stops a nation”, and with a crowd of 100,000 certain at Flemington racetrack (plus tens of …

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Peter Woodfine – Total Performance Data – In-play betting is ‘vital for racing’s future’

Using innovative global navigation satellite systems Total Performance Data (TPD) aims to expand in-play horse racing betting into the mainstream, whilst opening up betting operators to a vast number of new horse racing betting opportunities. TPD attaches trackers to the saddlecloths of horses and allows operators access to data which was previously not available. The data ranges from sectional times …

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Tabcorp reviews current business assets as Tatts merger decision looms

Entering a new financial year, Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has detailed a solid opening for its 2018 operating guidance, publishing its opening quarter trading statement (period ending 30 September). Although no longer required to provide quarterly trading statements, due to its ongoing merger with Tatts Group, Tabcorp governance has proceeded to update its investors and stakeholders. Tabcorp would …

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Arena Racing Company agrees double greyhound deal

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has agreed a global deal with Vermantia, shortlisted in four categories at the SBC awards 2017, for distribution of greyhound racing content from the UK and Australia. Vermantia, the worldwide omni-channel content provider, will become ARC’s exclusive supplier to a range of international markets, and preferred worldwide partner for producing and delivering bespoke channels to retail …

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Canberra Casino AU$5 spin limit rejected by GTA

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A proposal to place a AU$5 spin limit on poker machines at Canberra Casino have been met with dismay by the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA). The news follows introduction of legislation by the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which allowed the venue to add 200 poker machines to its gaming floor, ending the long standing gaming machine monopoly …

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Tabcorp governance remains positive on 2017 Tatts deal closure

The governance of Tabcorp Holdings remains positive that it will conclude its planned AUS $11 billion merger with Tatts Group despite this week’s set-back following the Australian Federal Court’s ruling to ‘refer back’ the deal’s review by the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). The Tabcorp-Tatts merger hit a further hurdle on Wednesday, as the Federal Court sided with former deal supervising …

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ACCC’s Federal Court win derails Tabcorp-Tatts merger

The Federal Court of Australia has dealt a major blow for the planned merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group, ruling against the Australian Competition Tribunal’s (ACT) right to approve the AUS $11 billion combination. Former merger review body the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) had filed for a Federal Court review in July 2017, having been dropped by Tabcorp …

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Betfair Australia moves away from generic themes with The Game Within The Game’ campaign

Betfair Australia is targeting savvy customers with the launch of its new marketing campaign ‘The Game Within The Game’. The advertising campaign has been developed by Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne, who stated that they wanted to move Betfair away from generic themes and messaging which have inundated Australian sports betting marketing. Leading the campaign’s creative context, Mark Cochrane, MD of …

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