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End of UK affair… Tabcorp moves to terminate Sun Bets

Australia ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has entered discussions with News UK to terminate its involvement in the Sun Bets joint-venture. Launched in 2016, the operating woes of Sun Bets have been well documented, with the Tabcorp-News UK joint venture reporting operating losses of AUS $46 million (£26 million) for FY2017 trading. Last October, Tabcorp governance moved to place an …

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Peter Jackson – Paddy Power Betfair eyes growth in disruption  

Taking on Paddy Power Betfair’s Q1 investor conference call, Group Chief Executive Peter Jackson has stated that the FTSE100 betting group has made substantial progress on its key initiatives, despite closing a disappointing trading period. With PPB development teams delivering the firm’s combined technology platform this January, Jackson details significant progress on his initial leadership goal of ‘returning Paddy Power …

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Lottoland urges Australian government to revise proposed ban

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Lottoland is calling on the Australian federal government to review its proposed ban within the country, after raising concerns over the financial security of the Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association (ALNA). The new legislation wouldn’t permit Australians to bet on the outcome of international lotteries, with ALNA heavily lobbying for a ban which it has previous labelled as a “positive …

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Hard line on novelty markets after SunBets ‘piegate’ investigation

Marketing departments across the industry will be on full alert after the Gambling Commission announced that it would deal ‘more severely’ with any novelty betting markets which do not maintain the standards required. Tabcorp UK, which runs the SunBets operation on behalf of News International, has now had conditions around novelty betting attached to its gambling licence and been told to pay £84,000 …

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Lottoland offers Australian newsagents share of profits

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Lottoland Australia has offered the nation’s 4,000 news and lottery agents a profit sharing agreement, which will see newsagents receive a share on every bet on overseas lotteries that they refer to the company. Designed to “ensure wider choice for customers – and additional revenue for newsagents” through the offer of 20 percent, which it states could be worth “thousands …

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Enlarged Tabcorp restructures marketing divisions

The governance of Tabcorp Holdings has begun to consolidate its business operations with AUS $11 billion merger partner Tatts Group. The Australia ASX-listed operator has moved to realign its enlarged corporate marketing framework, which will service multiple Tabcorp/Tatts betting, lottery, keno and racing brands. Triggering the merger consolidation process, Australian news sources have revealed that Tatts Group Chief Marketing Officer …

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Tabcorp secures US $1.4 billion debt note assisting its enlarged capacity

Issuing a market update, Australia ASX-listed Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it has secured a US $1.4 billion long-term debt note from US private investors. The debt bond financing will be used to assist Tabcorp’s enlarged operations having secured its merger with Tatts Group (approved December 2017). Tabcorp governance details that the debt note will comprise four US $ denominated …

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“Landmark year” for Yggdrasil Gaming

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Announcing its financial results for Q4 2017, in addition to its full year figures, Yggdrasil Gaming has reported a strong showing across the board. Revenues for the period have shown an increase of 61% to SEK 51.2m (€5.1m), up from SEK 31.8m (€3.2m) on the same period in 2016, with mobile gaming making up a total of 59% of the …

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Tabcorp extends South Australia retail exclusivity

Australian gaming operator Tabcorp has seen a retail exclusivity within one of its home states receive an tentative extension agreement, pending approval by the Independent Gambling Authority. Operating through its wholly owned subsidiary ‘UBET SA Pty Ltd,’ the retail wagering license with South Australia is now set to be exclusive until the end of 2032, after its new arrangements are …

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Cost of Tatts pursuit weighs heavily on Tabcorp’s 2017 results

The AUS $11 billion merger pursuit of Tatts Group, has significantly impacted the performance of Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings. Following a year of judicial hearings and compliance reviews, Tabcorp governance announced last December that it had secured final approval to complete its merger with Tatts Group. However, publishing its half-year 2018 results (period ending 31 December), Tabcorp reports …

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