Tag Archives: racing victoria
- Racing Victoria latest to force bookies to observe minimum bet limits
September 6, 2016
The Australian state of Victoria has imposed new minimum bet requirements on race betting operators. Last week, Racing Victoria announced that its licensed Wagering Service Providers (WSP) would be required to adhere to a new Minimum Bet Limit (MBL) framework, effective October 1. The MBL will require bookies to accept...
- Paddy Power plans to expand in North Dublin; Sportsbet signs with Racing Victoria
March 24, 2015
Paddy Power has notified Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) with its intention to acquire two more betting shops in North Dublin, adding to its existing +200 betting shops in the country. Paddy Power retail management confirmed that it was in the process of acquiring the Donabate and Swords...
- Betjack accused of stiffing bettors their winnings, operating illegally in Oz
September 12, 2014
International bookmaker Betjack has found itself in the middle of an investigation launched by racing authorities in Australia over allegations of not paying bettors their winnings. Racing Victoria Chief Executive Bernard Saundry had some harsh words for Betjack, calling the operator “parasites who have been paying no returns to the...
- Racing Victoria offers bookies rebates on high-roller turnover, buys Racing.com
August 15, 2014
New Zealand’s Labour party has promised to crack down on international online gambling operators if it wins next month’s general election. Labour’s Racing spokesperson Ross Robertson said “around $300m-$400m of Kiwi money is placed on overseas sports betting sites” that are not subject to local taxation. This was not only...
- Betfred launch Aussie mobile wagering site; Racing Victoria fee hike irks bookies
May 21, 2014
As promised, UK bookies Betfred have dipped their toes into the Australian betting market via the soft launch of their mobile sports betting site. The Northern Territory-licensed product began taking Aussie wagers this week in what Betfred Australia managing director Luke Brill called the first phase of a multi-phased approach....
- Tatts files compensation claim against Victoria; race-fixing claims prompt inquiry
August 16, 2012
A strange hush fell over the Australian state of Victoria Wednesday night as 92% of the jurisdiction’s video poker machines were shut down at 11pm. The move was necessary to facilitate the transfer of control of the pokies from Tatts Group and Tabcorp to individual hotel and club owners. The...
CrownBet launches new TV ad, but won’t mention betting
September 26, 2016