Monday, June 27, 2022


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Betfair pulls Japan racing after JRA pressure


Betfair Australia said it was pulling the ability to allow bets on Japanese horse racing after pressure from the country’s racing body.

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At least 200 to lose racing jobs as country eases restrictions


At least two hundred staff in New Zealand’s off-track betting agency the TAB will lose their jobs due to a sharp downturn in racing and betting.

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Singaporean gambling spend, participation up in 2017


More Singaporeans are participating in gambling compared to three years ago, according to a survey by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG),

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Lotteries drive NZ gambling expenditure


New Zealanders spent 5.7 percent more in FY 2016/17 on gambling activities, with lotteries claiming a large increase at the expense of pokies, racing,

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Point of sale tax to eat into online revenue


Australian operators are concerned a point of consumption tax introduced in South Australia may go national, which they say could potentially render the wagering industry unprofitable. The measure is an attempt to tax money where it is actually earned,...

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BHA CEO promotes ‘significant growth’ for betting on racing


SBC Events is introducing a dedicated full day conference track on racing at Betting on Sports 2017, held at Olympia from September 12-15. Organized w

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Bookie mega merger still leaves room for growth


Australia’s booming sports betting market is still seen as being attractive to foreign investors despite the merger of local incumbents Tatts and Tabcorp, which are now expected to dominate the market. Opponents to the merger say the combination will...

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G2E Asia expects bumper year


G2E Asia kicks off in Macau on Tuesday, with organizers predicting a record-breaking turnout for the three-day event. The show is expected to attract

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CITIbet in spotlight as authorities target illegal gambling


Horse racing authorities are intent on closing the net on exchange CITIbet, but leading officials in the sport admit “there is no silver bullet” and say they will need government and law enforcement assistance.

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Tatts tie up will eliminate competition: ClubsNSW


ClubsNSW has warned that the potential Tabcorp-Tatts merger could “kill off” digital wagering competition and increase the price of racing vision,

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Nominations for Asia Gaming Awards open


Nominations are now open for the second edition of the Asia Gaming Awards, which takes place on the first evening of G2E Asia, Tuesday, May 16, at The

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Gambling nets Seoul $54.5b over 15 years


The South Korean government has earned 62.5 trillion won (US$54.56 billion) from the gambling industry over the past 15 years, about half of it throug

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Russia round up: Duma passes betting tax; SRO head dies


Russia’s State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, has passed a bill that requires bookmakers to pay 5 percent of their proceeds ever

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Tabcorp lodges application with competition tribunal


Australia-listed Tabcorp has lodged an application with the Australian Competition Tribunal for authorization to proceed with its merger with Tatts Gr

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Korean gambling business is booming


Lottery, casino and horse racing revenues in South Korea expanded sharply in 2016 despite a long-lasting economic slowdown, local media reports. Sales

Japan to introduce gambling addiction prevention laws


The Japanese government is considering submitting a bill to introduce a basic law on gambling addiction prevention, Japanese media Jiji News reports.

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JRA opens door to overseas racing


A hold of more than US$40 million on a single horse race might seem substantial in most racing jurisdictions — the stuff of dreams, in fact —but for Japan it is a drop in the ocean, and now overseas races are finally getting a taste of the action. It...

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KRA eyes big time, with new races, change of image


With massive crowds, booming betting turnover and burning with ambition, Korean racing just might be Asian racing's sleeping giant. Yet not only does it face the same external pressures as the sport does worldwide, there are many “internal” challenges...

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Sky Racing World launches new website


Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Kentucky-based exclusive distributor of Southern Hemisphere horse-racing has announced the launch of its new website

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