Tag Archives: in-play
- Australian church group opposes Tabcorp, Tatts in-play carveout
December 5, 2016
It's often said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but online betting companies that oppose an in-play betting carveout given to Australian firms Tabcorp and Tatts Group have been joined by some truly unlikely allies. Last month, Australia unveiled proposed changes to its Interactive Gambling Act 2001, which include a...
- Aussie bookies protest Tabcorp, Tatts in-play betting loophole
November 18, 2016
Australia-licensed online bookmakers are complaining that the country’s new gambling legislation gives an unfair in-play betting advantage to rivals Tabcorp and Tatts Group. Last week, Australia introduced the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, which seeks to close loopholes in the original IGA that permitted Aussie bookmakers to offer online in-play...
- Unibet chides Aussie government over in-play betting ban
November 7, 2016
The CEO of Nordic online betting operator Unibet says Australia’s politicians are fooling themselves if they think banning online in-play sports betting will stop the activity. Unibet CEO Henrik Tjärnström was in Australia over the weekend to check out his company’s down under doings and to throw a little shade...
- Aussie bookie TV spending up one-quarter; William Hill doubles down on in-play
September 7, 2016
Australian bookmakers’ spending on ads during televised sporting broadcasts rose nearly one-quarter in the first half of 2016. On Wednesday, The Australian quoted Nielsen data showing bookies spending AUD 125m (US $95.8m) on adverts shown during sporting telecasts in H1. The figure, which doesn’t include pay-TV channels, is nearly 25%...
- Sportsbet online in-play sports betting app referred to Australian Federal Police
July 13, 2016
Australian online sports betting operator Sportsbet has been referred to federal authorities over its Bet Live smartphone app. On Wednesday, The Australian reported that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) had received a complaint regarding Sportsbet’s app. The ACMA determined that the app was in violation of the Interactive...
- Australia’s Northern Territory says online in-play sports betting not quite dead yet
July 6, 2016
Online in-play sports betting may be getting a reprieve from Australia’s Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC). On June 10, the NTRC sent its online betting licensees a letter saying they had to shut down their online in-play betting apps within 28 days to “head off future action by the federal...