Tag Archives: Sportsbet
- Sportsbet ordered to pull Ben Johnson ‘juiced up’ TV advert
June 5, 2017
Australian online sports betting operator Sportsbet has been told to stop running its controversial television commercial featuring disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson. On Monday, Australia’s Advertising Standards Bureau issued a ruling regarding the Sportsbet advert, which featured Johnson promoting the betting operator’s “juiced up” Android app, playing on Johnson’s use...
- Sportsbet’s ‘putting the roid in Android’ TV spot tests negative
May 15, 2017
Australian online betting operator SportsBet is catching heat for an advertisement that critics claim makes light of athletes’ use of performance enhancing drugs (PED). Sportsbet debuted a new 90-second television commercial this weekend featuring former sprinter Ben Johnson, the Canadian who won gold in the 100m sprint at the 1988...
- Paddy Power Betfair earnings fall on merger costs
March 7, 2017
UK-listed online gambling giant Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) reported healthy revenue gains in 2016 but merger costs took a big bite out of profits. Figures released Tuesday show PPB’s group revenue hitting £1.55b in 2016, 18% higher than the combined sum the two former rivals generated as separate entities in...
- SportsBet snags AFL sponsorship deal with Seven West Media
January 18, 2017
Australian online sports betting operator Sportsbet has signed on as the new sponsor of broadcaster Seven West Media's Australian Football League television coverage. On Wednesday, the Australian Financial Review reported that Sportsbet, a division of UK betting powerhouse Paddy Power Betfair, had reached a deal with Seven to sponsor the...
- South Australia reels over bookmaker’s economic sucker punch
August 17, 2016
South Australia is feeling the pinch of online betting giant Sportsbet’s decision to throw away the $20 million high-tech data facility project plan in Adelaide in protest of the 15 percent tax on online betting revenue. Reeling in pain, South Australia’s Council of Social Service (SACOSS) whined about how “outrageous...
- Bookies push back against South Australia online betting tax
August 1, 2016
Australia’s online sports betting operators are teaming up in a bid to quash South Australia’s new point-of-consumption tax. The Australian Wagering Council (AWC), whose members include Bet365, Betfair, Sportsbet and Unibet, have launched a Stop the Punters Tax campaign to protest South Australia’s plan to impose a 15% tax on...