Tag Archives: australia

Tabcorp appoints Jamie Hart as Sun Bets Executive Director

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has appointed Jamie Hart former Innovation Director of William Hill to lead its News UK joint venture Sun Bets as Executive Director. Industry veteran Hart who left William Hill in March, following a senior executive restructure will be tasked with launching the new Sun Bets sports betting proposition for the UK market. As Sun Bets Executive …

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Favourit ceases operations following Celsius ASX block

Australian online betting operator Favourit (favourit.com) has ceased its operations, no longer accepting wagers or deposits from customers following its failed Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) IPO by  new owners Celsius Coal (Celsius). This weekend Australian business news sources reported that Perth businessman Ranko Matic, investor in mining company Celsius, had been blocked off the company’s planned ASX listing by Australia’s Securities …

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ACCC wanted Bet365 fine for misleading promotion doubled

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had pushed for Bet365 to receive more that double the AU$2.75m fine it has received for posting a misleading sign-up offer on its Australian site. The ACCC believed that the bookmaker should pay between AU$5m- $6m for the sign up offer, which was accidentally promoted between March 2013 and January 2014 on its Australian landing page …

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SBTech celebrating ‘very strong and successful year’ at Super Show

Sportsbetting supplier SBTech is to showcase its cutting-edge product portfolio at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam June 7th – 10th at stand B60. SBTech believes combination of localised offerings, expert legal oversight, versatile tools and expert industry knowledge has positioned it as a ‘world-leading sportsbetting provider’. This is shown be the wide geographical spread of its operating partners, who are based in the …

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‘Archaic’ Australian in-play ban will force players offshore

Scott Longley looks at the future of the in-play betting in Australia and finds that it might not have one after this summer’s General Election. If there is a song which occasionally typifies the relationship betting and gambling companies have with regulators and governments when they end up pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable according to the limits of …

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Tabcorp extends sponsorship agreement with the ATA

Tabcorp have announced an extension to its sponsorship agreement with the Australian Trainers Association (ATA). It is an upgrade on the partnership which first came to fruition in 2014. The new agreement will see Tabcorp partner with the ATA, the official representative organisation for the country’s horse trainers, on a number of new raceday initiatives in 2016 including supporting the TAB/ATA Celebrate Women Trainers Handicap …

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Unfavourable sporting results impact Tabcorp 2016 performance

Unfavourable sporting results have impacted Australian gambling operator Tabcorp’s nine-month corporate update (period ending 31 March). Issuing a market release, Tabcorp governance detailed that the company had seen revenue growth in all its core divisions; ‘Wagering & Media’ ‘Gaming Services’ and ‘Keno’, with the operator posting a 1% increase in revenues to AUS $1.4 billion. Higher customer engagement had seen Tabcorp …

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Saatchi & Saatchi wins Ladbrokes Australia creative account

Ladbrokes Australia has selected Saatchi & Saatchi to be its creative lead agency following a competitive pitch process. Australian marketing news sources report that Saatchi & Saatchi Australia won the multi-million AUD $ account beating a number of agencies shortlisted by the bookmaker, including Leo Burnett, M&C (Saatchi Group) and George Patterson Y&R. Saatchi & Saatchi will be tasked with …

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ESSA responds to Australian review of illegal offshore wagering

ESSA have issued a response to the Australian review of illegal offshore wagering, citing the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 and stating that Australia had enforced an inconsistent position on in-play (or live) betting. The following points from ESSA covered the inconsistency of this approach:  Australia has enforced an inconsistent position on in-play (or live) betting. The Interactive Gambling Act …

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