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Tasmania pushes for pokies reduction

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A new Labor gambling policy announced today would remove 2300 pokies from Tasmanian pubs and clubs by 2023.

 

Labor’s Rebecca White announced today that if the party wins government during the next state election, poker machines, also known as pokies, will be removed from the state’s pubs and clubs by 2023. The Opposition party from Australia released a policy on poker machines today, and announced a US$55 million package to take 2375 pokies out of venues.

Removing poker machines from pubs and clubs across Tasmanian communities will mean that money is better spent supporting local jobs. Economic modelling has shown that it could provide an additional 180 jobs in Tasmania if only half that money is spent in communities,” said White.

The Liberal government in Tassie has committed to reduce poker machines in the state by five percent whilst the Greens want them totally gone. The 2375 machines would be gone by 2023, with only 1200 remaining in Tasmania’s casinos.

In order to assist the transition, the Labor party revealed a package for businesses that decide to surrender their poker machines before 2023 and a US$25 million loan pool to provide low-interest loans to those who end up affected by the measure.

The policy includes US$20 million transitional support for venues that choose to surrender their machines prior to 2023, US$500k in grants to sporting clubs, the same amount in business development advice and US$4 million for staff retraining and professional development.

[The Labor] would give notice to Federal Hotels that the current deed allowing poker machines in venues other than casinos will not be extended beyond 2023,” said White, and added: “The gaming deed with Federal Hotels clearly states that the earliest date notice can be given to vary arrangements is July 2018. Research shows more than 80 per cent of Tasmanians want poker machines out of pubs and clubs — I have listened, Labor has listened and we are ready to do the right thing. It’s quite clear to us, and we have every confidence, this would actually create jobs.

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GTGNetwork.com sign data and games deal with BetEasy

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Agreement will see GTG Network.com deploy consumer-facing data platform with leading Australian bookmaker

Data and technology provider GTGnetwork.com (GTG) has signed a deal with BetEasy to deploy GTG’s iSport Genius product and software.

The ‘betting choice’ content-and-insights platform is designed to inform and educate customers about their choice of bet.

iSport Genius’ interactive consumer-facing platform leverages trillions of pieces of data, and via an intuitively designed interface creates a multitude of engaging calls to action and helps improve the overall experience for punters and sports fans alike.

Nathan Rothschild, co-founder and partner at GTGNetwork.com, said: “Our deal with BetEasy is recognition by another tier 1 operator of the value of our data platform and insights to sportsbooks and its customers. We’re delighted to be working closely with one of the leading operators in Australia.”

Martin Tripp, Chief Trading Officer for BetEasy said, “We’re constantly looking for ways to enhance our customers’ wagering experience and look forward to bringing this deal to life.”

Rothschild will be attending ICE 2020 before a trip throughout the US. If anyone wishes to arrange a meeting to see how GTG can enhance their sports offering, they should contact Nathan.

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Scientific Games reports record performance at Melbourne Cup

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This year’s Melbourne Cup saw OpenSports hit a peak of 35,000 bets per minute for a single operator that is now hosted fully in the cloud. OpenSports is known for powering seamless player experiences for its partner operators through its proven, reliable and scalable OpenBet platform as seen across key sporting events across the globe.

The demand through peak times during this year’s Melbourne Cup event was 35 percent higher than the maximum number of bets per minute ever seen previously on the platform in 21 years of operation.

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3200-metre race for horses three years old and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook for SG Digital, said, “This record performance is a great new benchmark for us and for our partners as OpenSports continues to grow. We’re capable of processing record transaction numbers, and our global customers are benefitting from the scalability of our platform.”

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New laws could trigger a drop in unlicensed iGaming in Australia

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The Australian legislators have made some reforms to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA) recently and the reforms are likely to trigger a drop in unlicensed iGaming in the country. According to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the unlicensed activity could come down by even 50% this year.

An ACMA revenue could also drop down to €126 million from €285 million last year. The reforms strengthened the authority’s power to act against unlicensed offshore operators. The new laws also contain provision for slapping €5 million penalties per day to offenders

“Over the past year, we’ve moved decisively to disrupt the provision of illegal offshore gambling to Australians,” – said ACMA chair Nerida O’Loughlin . “We’ve made it clear that Australia’s laws are unambiguous. If you provide prohibited or unlicensed gambling services to customers in Australia, you are breaching Australian law and we will take enforcement action,” she concluded.

The ACMA also set up an Interactive Gambling Taskforce, which is determined to educate, engage and enforce action to break down unauthorised gambling operations.

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