Tag Archives: NRL
- David Williams and four other players suspended over betting on NRL matches
July 11, 2014
The National Rugby League (NRL) has banned Manly Sea Eagles’ winger David Williams for the rest of the season after he was caught betting on league matches, including several games that he was a part of. Four others received suspensions, including Ethan Lowe, Cody Nelson, Hymel Hunt and Slade Griffin....
- Tom Waterhouse apologizes for controversy, but he loves being a bookie
May 30, 2013
Australian bookie Tom Waterhouse has issued an apology to his fellow countryman for the brouhaha caused by his onscreen appearances during Channel Nine’s National Rugby League broadcasts. The Daily Telegraph printed a lengthy statement by Waterhouse in which he said he was “sorry” for the controversy, that he had “listened”...
- Tom Waterhouse’s NRL deal collapses; Tabcorp sues Victoria (again)
May 20, 2013
Australian bookie Tom Waterhouse’s five-year $50m gambling partnership with the National Rugby League (NRL) has collapsed after both parties reportedly agreed to walk away from the deal. Waterhouse made a big splash in January with the news that the upstart independent bookie had snatched the coveted partnership away from the...
- Tom Waterhouse called to appear before Aussie’s Federal Parliamentary committee
May 10, 2013
A parliamentary joint select committee in Australia has issued a formal request to Australian bookmaker Tom Waterhouse to front a federal parliamentary inquiry into gambling promotions in sport. Waterhouse, who came under fire a few months ago for his appearance on an NRL broadcast, has been formally asked to attend discussions...
- Sportsbet: Aussie football wagers to double, but not if turnover rights fee applied
August 29, 2012
A Sportsbet-commissioned Deloitte report says betting on Australia’s two major football leagues could double to $3.3b/year over the next five years. Sports betting turnover is currently growing at an annual rate of 13%, with the online variety growing even faster at 28%. Betting on the Australian Football League (AFL) currently...
- Indonesian soccer fans cause a riot; Australian rugby league lies
November 21, 2011
Indonesian authorities had a rude awakening this past weekend after fans trying to buy tickets went one better than expressing their discontent with rude chanting. Tickets selling out meant the tense atmosphere heating up so much that supporters started to throw…shoes. Before long, it escalated into what sounded like riotous...