Tag Archives: ubet
- Tabcorp-Tatts merger spells doom for UBET, Luxbet betting brands
June 29, 2017
Some made-in-Australia wagering brands appear headed for the chopping block as a result of the pending merger of Tabcorp Holdings with rival Tatts Group. Last week’s approval of the Tabcorp-Tatts merger by Aussie competition watchdogs spells big changes for the local gambling industry, including the possible demise of Tabcorp’s Northern...
- 888Poker bid g’bye to Australia
January 13, 2017
Online gambling operator 888 Holdings has joined the rush to pull its soon to be prohibited products from the Australian market. This week, Australian customers of 888’s online poker brand 888poker began receiving emails alerting them that they would no longer be able to play on the site effective January...
- Ubet spanked for linking bets and booze; Sky Vegas told to unplug rock star
June 29, 2016
The UBet wagering division of Australian operator Tatts Group has become the first company to be punished for an advert linking gambling with alcohol. This week, Liquor and Gaming New South Wales successfully prosecuted Ubet for a “Punters Academy” YouTube video that showed people learning how to bet ‘head to...
- Australia’s Greens party seeks tobacco-style total ban on betting advertising
April 8, 2016
Australia’s Greens party says it will introduce legislation to ban all sports betting advertising, “the same way that tobacco advertising was banned” in 1992. On Friday, the Greens announced their proposal to prohibit the advertising of betting odds, as well as so-called ‘cash for comment’ in which sports commentators integrate...
- Tatts Group profit rises thanks to “exceptionally strong online traction”
February 18, 2016
Australian wagering and lottery operator Tatts Group boosted its profits by over 5% in the first half of its fiscal year thanks to “exceptionally strong online traction.” In the six months ending Dec. 31, Tatts revenue was up 6.5% to A$1.6b while net profit after tax gained 5.2% to $147m....
- Tatts FY15 profit rises thanks to “great traction” in digital operations
August 20, 2015
Australian betting and lottery operator Tatts Group saw profit rise 13% in its most recent fiscal year thanks in part to “great traction” at its online betting operations. Revenue and earnings were each up a mere 1.8% to A$2.9b (US $1.6b) and A$507.4m respectively in the 12 months ending June...
CrownBet launches new TV ad, but won’t mention betting
September 26, 2016