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News Corp Australia appoints Ben Bloomfield as Punters.com.au CEO

News Corp Australia has confirmed the appointment of Ben Bloomfield as new Chief Executive for its racing digital platform Punters.com.au. Bloomfield takes over leadership of Punters.com.au from outgoing CEO & enterprise founder Luc Pettett who has decided to leave the business in order to pursue ‘new projects’. In 2016, News Corp Australia acquired privately owned Punters.com.au outright from Luc Pettett …

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Half a billon Melbourne Cup Carnival represents ‘make-or-break’ territory for Australian bookmakers

Australian sports betting industry stakeholders are gearing up for a market breaking ‘half-a-billion’ Melbourne Cup Carnival week (4-11 November). Flemington Racetrack is certain of sell-out crowds each day, as its showpiece Carnival takes over Australian sports commentary, context and debate. Carnival week is ‘make-or-break’ territory for Australian bookmakers. Last year it was reported that Australian betting giant Tabcorp, had signed-up …

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Tabcorp reviews current business assets as Tatts merger decision looms

Entering a new financial year, Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has detailed a solid opening for its 2018 operating guidance, publishing its opening quarter trading statement (period ending 30 September). Although no longer required to provide quarterly trading statements, due to its ongoing merger with Tatts Group, Tabcorp governance has proceeded to update its investors and stakeholders. Tabcorp would …

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Arena Racing Company agrees double greyhound deal

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has agreed a global deal with Vermantia, shortlisted in four categories at the SBC awards 2017, for distribution of greyhound racing content from the UK and Australia. Vermantia, the worldwide omni-channel content provider, will become ARC’s exclusive supplier to a range of international markets, and preferred worldwide partner for producing and delivering bespoke channels to retail …

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ACCC’s Federal Court win derails Tabcorp-Tatts merger

The Federal Court of Australia has dealt a major blow for the planned merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group, ruling against the Australian Competition Tribunal’s (ACT) right to approve the AUS $11 billion combination. Former merger review body the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) had filed for a Federal Court review in July 2017, having been dropped by Tabcorp …

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Betting on Esports 2017 dissected

“There is no ‘esports consumer.’  It’s much wider than that, with there being CS:GO consumers, DOTA consumers and so on” stated Adam Savinson of Win Technologies – Betway Group as Betting on Esports 2017 got underway. Discussing who an esport consumer is Mr Savinson added:  “You need to know to cater for their own communities, with esports being different to …

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Top Dogs… Sun Bets sponsors 71st East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth

Sun Bets marketing has informed that it will sponsor the 71st East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium (Norfolk) taking place this September. The News UK and Tabcorp joint-venture bookmaker undertakes’ its first greyhound racing sponsorship, in which it will contribute £15,000 towards the Derby’s racing prize-pool. Furthermore, the bookmaker will secure the title name on all syndicated races, which will be …

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Tabcorp promotes Adam Rytenskild as Wagering & Media lead

Updating the market, Australian ASX-listed gambling operator Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the promotion of Adam Rytenskild as new Chief Operating Officer of its Wagering & Media division. Tabcorp makes the appointment in preparation for the retirement of Craig Nugent as leader of the division later this year. Since 2000, Rytenskild has served in a variety of Tabcorp group senior executive …

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‘Disappointing’ Sun Bets one of many impacts on Tabcorp balance sheet

Major Australian operator Tabcorp believes it has learned some lessons in its involvement with new UK operator Sun Bets, although these appear to have come at a rather expensive cost. The performance of the brand was one of three major deficits to Tabcorp’s balance sheet, which has seen the company report a loss for the financial year of AU$20.8m (£12.6m) …

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CrownBet backs ACCC filing against ACT’s review of Tabcorp-Tatts

James Packer’s CrownBet has again reiterated its stance against the AUS $11 billion merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group Plc, by filing a judiciary appeal against the deal’s progress. CrownBet joins the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) in demanding a new competition review of Tabcorp-Tatts, stating that review body Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) had acted in an ‘inconsistent’ …

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