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Kindred Group looks to make inroads Down Under with new marketing drive

Online gambling operator Unibet, part of the Malta-based Kindred Group, intends to use aggressive marketing techniques to increase its share in the Australian gambling market, according to The Australian Financial Review.   Despite entering the market back in 2012 after purchasing local firm Betchoice, Unibet is still relatively small in the Australian market, particularly in comparison to the likes of …

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William Hill eyes Australian expansion by entering CrownBet takeover talks

Crown Resorts, the Australian gaming and entertainment group, and William Hill have both moved to confirm discussions have taken place, and are ongoing, regarding the formers 62% stake in online betting firm CrownBet. Speculation first came to light in The Australian newspaper, that ‘in depth’ talks over a potential deal were believed to ongoing between governances. Presenting a statement to the media, Crown Resorts …

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Australia favourites as Ashes fever descends on Brisbane

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Australia and England have a rivalry steeped in history, one that particularly comes to the fore whenever the two nations are pitted against each other in a sporting arena. That is epitomised by the Ashes, with the tiny urn the ultimate prize for whichever side can hold their nerve in the various cauldrons of noise over the course of the …

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Tabcorp hails “significant step” following merger greenlight

The tortuous progress of the long planned AU$11bn merger between Tabcorp and Tatts has been eased after the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) gave the deal the go-ahead, for the second time. The case had been referred back to the ACT for a second review, following opposition to the deal from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and rival betting …

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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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