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20th June
Tabcorp/Tatts merger approved by Australian authorities
The long running merger saga between Tabcorp and Tatts Group reached a stunning conclusion today when the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT)...
14th June
Australian senator launches online poker inquiry
Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm is spearheading the launch of an online inquiry into Australia’s online poker market. It is the...
12th June
Tabcorp-Tatts merger decision deadline extended
The Australian Corporation Tribunal has extended the deadline to make a ruling on the long-awaited merger between rivals Tabcorp and Tatts. ...
5th June
Tabcorp/Tatts merger cast further into doubt after commission opposition
Regulatory authorities have thrown yet another spanner into the works of the proposed merger between Australian lottery operator Tatts Group and...
1st June
Tatts wins Victoria license in Australia
Australia-based Tatts Group has secured a new lottery licence for Victoria with a successful bid, giving it exclusivity in the state...
25th May
Aristocrat Leisure half-year profit jumps
Australian slot machine maker Aristocrat Leisure reported a strong rise in net profit for the first half of the year, after...
22nd May
Australian National Lottery could fund athletes
Greg Hunt, the Australian Minister for Sport, has called for the introduction of an Australian version of the UK’s national lottery...
16th May
Tabcorp attacks Australian Competition Authorities over Tatts merger
The proposed A$11bn merger between Tabcorp and Australian lottery operator Tatts Group took an ugly turn today when Tabcorp accused the...
15th May
Ladbrokes agrees sponsorship deal with PGA Australia
Bookmaker Ladbrokes has signed a three year partnership deal with the Australian PGA, which will see it become its official online...
15th May
Sportsbet comes under fire for advert featuring Ben Johnson
Australian operator Sportsbet has defended itself amid controversy over an advert featuring disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson. The minute-and-a-half advert...
15th May
New Zealand Racing Board bets on FOB
Sports betting firms OpenBet and Paddy Power Betfair have been announced as the chosen partners of the New Zealand Racing Board...
8th May
Australia to ban pre-watershed gambling ads
The Australian government has announced that it will look to ban all gambling related advertisements during live sports broadcasts taking place...
2nd May
Pacific Consortium abandons Tatts Group takeover
Transatlantic private equity firm Pacific Consortium have withdrawn their proposed takeover bid for Australian gambling operator Tatts Group. The withdrawal...
28th April
Australia sets the tone with new online gambling reforms
In a continued effort to crack down on problem online gambling, an agreement has been reached among federal, state, and territory...
25th April
Pacific Consortium offers Tatts investors incentive to favour takeover bid
Pacific Consortium has agreed to allow Tatts to continue to pay dividends to its corporate shareholders, even if the proposed AUS$7.3bn...
20th April
Australia set to ban live sports betting ads
The Australian federal government is poised to introduce new laws as early as next week to ban gambling advertising during live...
20th April
Ladbrokes Coral grows in Australia despite concerns of looming tax changes
Ladbrokes Coral continues to grow steadily in Australia in the face of possible upcoming changes in regulation. From 1 July...
19th April
Pacific Consortium tables AUS$7.3bn all-cash bid for Tatts group
Pacific Consortium have today submitted a record AUS$7.3bn all-cash offer for the Australian gambling operator Tatts Group equating to $4.21 per...
3rd April
32Red exits the Australian market following regulatory changes
As of today, 32Red will not accept any new registrations from any Australian punters. In line with Australia's new legislation,...
21st March
Australia outlaws online poker and live sports betting
Australia’s federal government has passed the Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 in order to close a number of regulatory loopholes, in turn...
16th March
Tabcorp fined $45m for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism
The Federal Court has fined gaming operator giant, Tabcorp $45m for breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws on 108...
13th March
Tabcorp switch regulatory supervisor of Tatts Group merger
Australia-based gambling operator Tabcorp Holdings recently made a surprise move by switching the regulatory body supervising its merger with Tatts Group. ...
10th March
Sky Racing World Expands Partnership with TVG
Sky Racing World, distributor of horse-racing content to the Americas and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, recently announced the expansion...
24th January
Tabcorp’s Sun Bets is a platform towards global expansion
Whilst UK-based companies have swamped the Australian market, Tabcorp now wants to play the UK bookies at their own game. Australian...
10th January
James Packer returns as Crown chairman steps down
Robert Rankin has stepped down from his role as chairman of Crown Resorts following a restructuring of the company’s senior governance....
20th December
Coles wants AU$1 maximum bets for pokies
Wesfarmers, operator of Coles and other retail brands have reportedly looking to pursue harm-prevention modifications to its poker machines, otherwise known...
19th December
Tabcorp found guilty of illegal gambling advertisements
Australian betting operator Tabcorp has been found guilty of illegally luring consumers to open new betting accounts. In August...
14th December
Consortium offers A$7.3bn counterbid for Tatts Group
A consortium including private equity firm KKR, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure and Macquaire Group Ltd has offered up to A$7.3bn to buy...
9th December
William Hill no longer courtside advertiser at Australian Open
Organisers of the Australian Open, which will be staged in January, have confirmed that the logo of bookmaker William Hill will...
8th December
Ladbrokes Australia integrates Digital Sports Tech’s ‘Player Props’
Ladbrokes Australia has agreed a deal with Digital Sports Tech, a B2B provider of sports betting solutions, who will provide the...
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