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BlueBet names new Australian chief marketing officer

Sydney-listed sports betting operator BlueBet Holdings has appointed Tony Thomas as Australian chief marketing officer.

Thomas brings more than 20 years’ experience as a marketing and digital executive, serving the past three years as a consultant to Australian businesses, developing and implementing brand and acquisition strategies.

Prior to this, he spent nine [...]

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Sportradar launches new Australian baseball live streaming platform

Sportradar has entered into a partnership with Baseball Australia to broadcast Australian Baseball League (ABL) games live on a dedicated OTT platform for the first time.

In addition to powering the new OnDemand live streaming service, the multi-year partnerhip also covers worldwide exclusive data and audio-visual betting rights distribution, as well [...]

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Flutter Entertainment benefits from US and International growth in Q3

Flutter Entertainment has reported a 31 per cent increase in revenue to £1.89bn in the third quarter, with declining revenue in Australia and UK & Ireland Retail offset by strong growth in other markets.

The third quarter revenue growth was driven by a 17 per cent increase in Sports revenue to [...]

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Western Australia terminates WA TAB sale process

The government of Western Australia has terminated the WA TAB sale process after failing to identify opportunities that are in the long-term interest of both the state and local racing industry.

After an initial sale process was halted due to COVID-19, the state government announced the commencement of a new sale [...]

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Australian regulator imposes record $120m fine on Crown Melbourne

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has taken further disciplinary action against Crown Melbourne for failing in its Responsible Service of Gambling obligations.

The regulator has imposed record fines totalling AUD$120m after the operator breached its code of conduct for the Responsible Service of Gambling over many years by [...]

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World Cup 2022-Part 2: Where’s the value?

In part two of our analysis of the 2022 World Cup, we take a look at sportsbook performance according to the progress of a national team.

The first part of Where’s the value? compared prices on the winner of the World Cup across a sample of sports betting jurisdictions. The variety of regulatory [...]

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Sportsbet and bet365 to be audited for AML compliance in Australia

Australia’s financial crimes agency AUSTRAC has appointed external auditors to review anti-money laundering compliance at leading online betting operators Sportsbet and bet365.

The Australian regulator said Thursday that it has reasonable grounds to believe that Sportsbet and bet365 have contravened, and/or are contravening sections 36 and 81 of the Anti-Money Laundering [...]

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World Cup 2022: Where’s the value?

In part one of our analysis of the 2022 World Cup, Gaming Intelligence reviews a sample of 19 sportsbooks in different jurisdictions to see what odds are being offered on the outright winner market. 

As Qatar prepares to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, more jurisdictions than ever before will permit [...]

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Australia blocks 96 iGaming domains in ongoing crackdown on illegal gambling

A surge in the number of complaints about online gambling affiliates resulted in 275 investigations by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) during the third quarter of this year.

The Australian media regulator received 314 enquiries and complaints during the third quarter, 87 per cent of which (275) were valid [...]

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BlueBet invests in sports gamification platform Low6

Sydney-listed online sportsbook operator BlueBet Holdings has made a strategic investment in UK-based free-to-play sports gamification platform provider Low6.

BlueBet said that the US$500,000 investment will enable the company to expand its product offering into free-to-play games, while also assisting in onboarding and engaging its customer base.

“We are excited to announce [...]

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BlueBet reports lower net win despite turnover growth

Australian and US sports betting operator BlueBet Holdings has reported a 6 per cent increase in turnover to AUD$133.0m for the first quarter of its 2022/23 financial year.

Boosted by a 40 per cent increase in active customers to 54,920, turnover from the company’s core Australian market rose by 5.5 per [...]

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Strong Q1 for PointsBet following growth in US and Canada

Sydney-listed betting and gaming operator PointsBet has reported a 13 per cent increase in total net win to AUD$78.8m for its fiscal first quarter ended 30 September, buoyed by strong growth in the United States and Canada.

Q1 turnover increased by 18 per cent compared to the same period last year [...]

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