In Australia, the national competition regulator has reportedly extended its deadline to make a final determination on the long-awaited $4.8 billion takeover of Tatts Group Limited by rival bookmaker Tabcorp Holdings Limited. According to a report from local newspaper The Australian, the merger was due to be completed before June 13 after initially being agreed in October but a growing...
In the United Kingdom, horseracing track operator Arena Racing Company has signed an agreement that is to see sportsbetting giant William Hill run on-course sportsbooks at six of its venues. Arena Racing Company explained that the deal covers its horseracing tracks in Doncaster, Lingfield Park, Southwell, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Windsor and follows the long-term media rights accord inked between William...
British online and land-based sports betting and gaming operator Ladbrokes Coral Group has reportedly ended a broadcast rights dispute with The Racing Partnership that will see it resume offering live bet-to-view services from 22 horseracing venues. According to a report from The Telegraph newspaper, London-based Ladbrokes Coral Group was told in late-January to cease providing live broadcasts from the 15...
After the decision by the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission (PMC) in October 2015 to shut down all historic horse race terminals in the state, Wyoming Downs and Wyoming Horse Racing LLC have worked toward rebuilding their player base, according to a Wyoming Tribune Eagle report. The shutdown last year resulted from an opinion by the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office on Sept....
British pools betting innovator Sportech has announced that its Sportech Racing and Digital subsidiary has signed a deal to provide parimutuel technologies and services to the operator behind all nine of the horseracing tracks in Denmark. London-based Sportech stated that the agreement with Dansk Hestevæddeløb ApS is to see it supply the horseracing firm with a central system that will...
Sportech Racing, a London-based gaming and sportsbook operator, has become the first and currently the only provider to be granted a licence to operate tote betting on horse racing in the Netherlands. Dutch gaming authorities reportedly awarded the tote betting licence to the company after pre-approved criteria were met and having passed a comprehensive selection process and award phase designed specifically...
After amending its constitution in 2013 in order to permit the building of up to seven Las Vegas-style commercial casinos, the future for the gambling industry in New York looks bright with the sector reportedly set to produce around $325 million in annual revenues from next year. According to a Kyle Hughes report published by NYSNYS News, New York had...
In the United Kingdom, the 170th running of the annual Grand National horse racing extravaganza took place over the weekend from the Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool with digital gaming provider NYX Gaming Group revealing that the Sunday saw it handle more than 24 million sports wagers via its OpenBet platform. Las Vegas-based NYX Gaming Group, which earlier this month entered...
After 45 years with the bookmaker, public relations guru Graham Sharpe is leaving United Kingdom-based William Hill. Sharpe, who in March 1972 signed on with the company as a betting shop board man, confirmed in an interview with the Racing Post that he is vacating his post as media relations director effective this week sometime. The 66-year-old Sharpe is the co-founder...
The Japan Cup now has a $5.25M purse, making it one of the most lucrative in the world. While Criminal Code chapter 23 generally bans gambling in Japan, there are some exceptions, including certain motor sports and horse racing, which the public can legally gamble on. And in the case of the latter, the people of Japan make the most...

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