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New Zealand casinos return to normal as COVID-19 restrictions lifted

The government of New Zealand has confirmed that the country will move to Alert Level 1 of its COVID-19 recovery plan from June 9, lifting [...]

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Racing

New Zealand’s RITA lays off TAB staff due to COVID-19

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that it will lay off around 230 roles in response to the impact of COVID-19.

The decision [...]

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Financing

New Zealand provides racing industry with $72.5m support package

The government of New Zealand has announced a NZ$72.5m (€40.7m) COVID-19 emergency support package for the racing industry.

The support package consists of a $50m relief [...]

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Casino

SkyCity warns of staff cuts as casinos set to reopen in New Zealand

SkyCity Entertainment Group will reopen three of its casinos in New Zealand on Thursday after the government eased the country’s COVID-19 restrictions, although the company [...]

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Compliance

New Zealand racing suspended as TAB retail outlets prepare to close

New Zealand has suspended all racing with immediate effect as the country prepares to close down all non-essential services for at least a month.

The TAB and New [...]

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Raketech
M&A

Raketech acquires iGaming affiliate Lead Republik

Stockholm-listed Raketech has acquired all of the assets of Malta-based iGaming affiliate Lead Republik for €1.4m.

The purchase price represents a multiple of approximately 3x EBITDA and includes [...]

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Legislation

New Zealand racing industry reform enters final stage

The government of New Zealand is nearing the completion of its racing industry reforms with the first reading of the Racing Industry Bill in parliament Tuesday.
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Casino

New Zealand’s RITA begins search for new chief executive

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has begun the search for a new chief executive to replace John Allen, who has announced his intention [...]

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Oceania

Sportsbet brings coverage on NZ racing to Australia

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has agreed a deal with Flutter Entertainment’s Sportsbet brand to supply a livestream of New Zealand racing on [...]

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Casino

GiG launches New Zealand online casino with SkyCity

Oslo-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has launched a new online casino in partnership with SkyCity Malta.

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Legal

New Zealand parliament approves Racing Reform Bill

New Zealand’s Racing Reform Bill has passed its third and final reading in Parliament and is expected to come into force next week.

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Legal

New Zealand repeals betting levy to boost racing industry

The New Zealand government has confirmed that it will repeal the betting levy currently paid by the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) as it looks [...]

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