Tag Archives: David Attenborough.

ACMA rules against Foxtel for betting advertising breach

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has ruled against Foxtel regarding a complaint made about a betting advertisement, as public debate surrounding gambling marketing in the country continues.  Foxtel notified the ACMA itself, notifying the regulator that at around 4.33pm ARST a betting commercial was shown during a half-time discussion of the Australian Football League (AFL) Easter Monday Footy: …

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Tabcorp CEO Attenborough calls for Australian advertising overhaul

David Attenborough, CEO of Tabcorp, has called on the Australian federal government to tighten restrictions around gambling advertising on prime-time television. The CEO of the ASX-registered gambling group detailed his belief that the government should reform Australia’s current advertising landscape, with a particular focus on limiting betting marketing during live sports events. He cited exposure to children being greater during …

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Tabcorp: Banks responsible for gambling credit card ban

David Attenborough, CEO of Tabcorp, has reportedly argued that banks should have responsibility for implementing a ban on the use of credit cards for making betting payments in Australia. According to ZDNet, the CEO made the remarks whilst addressing the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Security last week.  The committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the use …

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Tabcorp returns to profits as focus shifts to 2022 split-off  

Tabcorp Holdings has returned to profit, as corporate governance highlights the intrinsic value of its lottery and wagering unit that will operate as stand-alone businesses from 2022 onwards.  Publishing its full-year 2020/2021 results (period ending 30 June), Tabcorp declared statutory group profits of AU$269 million (€166m) – reversing its preceding losses of 870 million (€530m). The ASX gambling group registered …

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Gregg confirms break-up of Tabcorp business

Tabcorp Holdings will proceed with its intentions to demerge its Lotteries & Keno and Wagering & Gaming units with the objective of ‘creating two market leading companies’, following the completion of its ‘comprehensive strategic review’. Approved by company Chairman Steven Gregg and the company’s new board of directors, Tabcorp believes that the unit divestments will deliver Tabcorp investors their long-awaited …

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Tabcorp calls off CEO search as board reviews all future options

Tabcorp Holdings has postponed its search for a new Chief Executive to replace David Attenborough, as its board undertakes a strategic review related to the firm’s future options.  Updating stakeholders, Tabcorp’s board confirmed that the company had reviewed a number of ‘unsolicited approaches’ to acquire the ASX firm’s TAB wagering unit. Tabcorp’s board has deemed the proposed valuation of TAB …

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Tabcorp points to recovery by delivering positive interim results 

Tabcorp Holdings has reported improved group trading, as the company’s lottery and wagering units hold-up against continued COVID-19 challenges. Publishing its 2020/2021 interim results (period ending 31 December), Tabcorp records a 1.5% decline in group revenues to AUS $2.87 billion. Tabcorp underscored its slight revenue decrease as a ‘positive outcome’ given the maintained growth of its ‘lottery and keno’ division …

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TAB chasing pack must clear regulatory hurdles

Suitors pursuing a break-up of Tabcorp Holdings’ wagering and media assets will have to clear a number of regulatory hurdles in order to complete a deal. As further parties declare their interests in bidding to acquire TAB, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has stated that it is ‘monitoring developments closely’ in a situation that will likely change the …

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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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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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