Tag Archives: australia

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Australia Rugby Union names Opta as data and statistics provider

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) have announced a four-year partnership with Perform, naming its data brand Opta as its official data and statistics provider. Perform will supply the ARU with Opta data to power its network of websites, mobile applications and social media activity, with live scores and statistically driven insights. The ARU will use Perform’s professional services brand, OptaPro, …

Read More »

Crownbet fined for breaking NSW advertising laws

The Liquor & Gaming Board of New South Wales has fined Australian online bookmaker CrownBet AUS $20,000 in fines for breaching advertising laws relating to the promotion of gambling services. Crownbet marketing was convicted of five counts of publishing content which featured consumer inducements to gamble. The bookmaker is said to have published advertisements on its website including bonus rewards …

Read More »

Genius Sports officially launches following merger

Genius Sports, a brand created from the merger of SportingPulse and Betgenius, has been officially launched into the sports and betting data sector. The company already employs more than 750 staff in 10 locations worldwide. SportingPulse, founded in 1999 in Melbourne, is well known for its sports administration, management software and basketball data collection. Since 2004 the company has worked …

Read More »

Paysafe partners with Emerchants to deliver card solutions

Paysafe Group has partnered with Emerchants Ltd to deliver white-labelled pay-out card solutions to gaming operators across Europe. Emerchants, which counts gaming operators in Australia such as Ladbrokes, William Hill and Sportsbet among its clients, offers an innovative prepaid payment technology platform with processing and programme management services. Paysafe is a Principal Member of MasterCard® and authorised by the UK …

Read More »

Tabcorp bribery charges force Elmer Funke Kupper to resign as ASX CEO

Elmer Funke Kupper has announced his resignation as Chief Executive of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as he faces potential allegations of bribery committed during his tenure as CEO of gambling operator Tabcorp. The Australian Federal Police are investigating bribery charges made against Tabcorp Holdings relating to a $200,000 payment made to family members of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. The …

Read More »

Favourit announces $6 million ASX listings plan

Australian based, European focussed online betting operator Favourit has announced that it plans to list a public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX listing). The listings move comes as the operator completes its takeover of ASX-placed mining firm Celsius Coal Ltd. Favourit governance detailed that the company aims to raise circa AUS $6 million (£3.2 million) on its ASX …

Read More »

Favourit re-launches affiliate program with Income Access

Australian social focused bookmaker Favourit has announced that it will re-launch its affiliate/partnership programme with Income Access. The re-launch of its partnership programme follows the revamp of its product inventory which has seen Favourit add a new online casino with Microgaming and NetEnt content. The affiliate partnership will see Favourit integrate Income Access’ industry specific ad-serving system to optimise targeted …

Read More »