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Lewis Hamilton favourite as Formula One explodes into action

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The Formula One curtain raiser gets underway this weekend, with Melbourne once again playing host as the razzmatazz rolls back into town. Australia welcomes the glitz and glamour, to open a season which sees Lewis Hamilton aim to become back to back World Champion for the second time in his career. The enigmatic Englishman, Britain’s most successful driver, is favourite …

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ESSA and Victoria Police in world first integrity link up

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A new world’s first agreement between ESSA and Victoria Police is to target suspicious betting activity and deter betting related match fixing. Law enforcement is to be provided with information from across the world, with the deal set to be in place for 2018 sporting events, including the Australian Open tennis which got underway today (Monday 15 January). ESSA, the …

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Crown Resorts debt & dividend payment nets Packer AUS $600 million

The continued restructure of Crown Resorts and its business assets has earned Australian casino and leisure magnate James Packer approximately AUS $600 million (£375 million) in cash last week. Packer’s personal wealth vehicle Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH) informed the Australian ASX that it had sold AUS $101 million of ‘debt securities’ in Packer’s Crown Resorts enterprise. Further to the debt securities payment, …

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AUS $9 billion merger back on Tatts & Tabcorp agendas

Australian business news sources are reporting that market leading gambling operators’ Tabcorp Plc and Tatts Group have entered advanced talks to create an AUS $9 billion enterprise. The operators have previously engaged in merger discussions. In November 2016, Tabcorp and Tatts governance entered initial discussions but quickly repealed discussions after failing to agree on any potential merger terms. Today both …

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TopBetta continues growth with $12 million quarterly turnover

TopBetta, Australia’s first fantasy wagering company, continued its growth by achieving a September quarterly turnover of $12 million and revenues of $1.2 million. TopBetta held 1,650 tournaments during the quarter, with a total of $1.5 million paid out to tournament winners. The company was particularly pleased that its player on player product had 5,430 active users during a quarter which …

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James Packer relinquishes majority stake in Crown Resorts with AUS $450 million share sale

 Australian leisure and gambling tycoon James Packer has sold approximately 4.8% equity in ASX-listed casino operator Crown Resorts (Crown) for a reported AUS $448 million (£257 million). The transaction was carried out by Packer’s investment vehicle Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH), who placed circa 35 million shares at AUS $12.80 apiece. The sell-off sees Packer relinquish his majority stake in Crown …

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