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Sportradar Extends Relationship with Tennis Australia

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Australian Open and associated tournaments to be protected and enhanced for audiences across the world

The world’s leading sports data services provider, Sportradar, today announced a wide-ranging multi-year partnership extension with Tennis Australia, leveraging its audiovisual (AV) and data content, encoding technology and Integrity Services to protect matches and expand their presence across global audiences.

As part of the deal, Sportradar will continue to deliver their AV, data and Integrity Services for the Australian Open, the Grand Slam of the Asia Pacific, including the Main Draw, Qualifiers and Wild Card play-offs in Melbourne and Zhuhai, China, as well as the ATP 250 Adelaide.

On-site in Melbourne covering Australia’s summer of tennis since 2016/17, Sportradar will once again be responsible for helping to showcase one of the most prestigious international sporting events for fans across the world. Sportradar will deliver the matches via its AV encoding services, providing high-definition streams for the Australian Open’s official website, app and social media channels, and broadcast partners in multiple territories, including Australia, New Zealand, India and the Sub-continent, and the Americas.

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The extension comes after a competitive tender process last year and now includes the provision of Sportradar’s Server Slide Ad Insertion (SSAI), a dynamic automated IP-based advertising insertion tool allowing Tennis Australia and its broadcasters to commercialise their streams efficiently.

Sportradar will utilise its unique combination of technology and expertise to administer and analyse data from the games to provide entertaining content and statistics for its clients to increase engagement. At the same time, it will deploy its award-winning Integrity Fraud Detection Services (FDS) to protect all matches from betting-related integrity threats.

Sportradar’s Managing Director Sports Partnerships, David Lampitt said: “The Australian Open is a hugely popular event across the world. Tennis Australia has a truly innovative and progressive approach to nurturing and advancing the interests of the game.

“Our combination of cutting-edge technology together with our expertise across data, AV and Integrity Services will continue to support those aims. Our own mission in partnering with rights holders like Tennis Australia is clear – we have an ongoing and long-term commitment to safeguarding tennis, whilst delivering investment into premium content enabling the continued growth of the game across the world.”

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TQG Lottery Solutions Operates Australia’s Newest Lottery

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4D Lotto is a new regulated online lottery in Australia. With the games 2D Red or Black, 3D, 4D Classic and 5D the Lottery offers a fast gaming experience and the chance to win more prizes. With this, 4D Lotto is opening a completely new range of games for millions of Australians. These games are very successful in Asia and particular in the US.

For TQG Lottery Solutions, it was once again a confirmation of its product strategy. The new games 2D Red or Black, 3D, 4D Classic and 5D are implemented directly via the game configurator in the lottery management system TQG- LotterySuite. No programming is needed and the quality and performance are given. And the total project could be handled remotely.

The Player Account Management (PAM) was expanded to include specific customer requirements and Australian specifications. For example, a new payment provider and a specific auditing system for the Gambling Authority were integrated.

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Thanks to the mobile-first approach, players now have access to a user interface optimized for smartphones. Fast payment via Apple Pay and Google Pay are just as much a matter of course as the provision of apps in the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

The entire system has been certified by an external auditor in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Gambling Authority.

“It was very important for us to select an experienced technical service provider that has a high level of expertise in the lottery market and can adapt flexibly to our requirements. The collaboration has confirmed that our decision was absolutely right,” Tatt Ghee Saw, Director of 4D Lotto, said.

“This is an important milestone for TQG. The TQG-LotterySuite has once again confirmed itself as a lottery platform and we are now also represented outside Europe with our range of services. We are proud of our product offering and the TQG team,” said Karsten Hagemeister, COO of TQG-LS and responsible for business development.

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New Harm Minimisation Measures for Pubs and Clubs with Gaming Machines Come into Effect in New South Wales

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Pubs and clubs in New South Wales with gaming machines are now required to comply with important new measures intended to embed a culture of harm minimisation in venues to support people at risk of gambling harm.

Venues with more than 20 gaming machines now need to have a dedicated Responsible Gambling Officer (RGO) on duty while gaming machines are in operation.

Under the changes, licensed venues are also banned from placing any signage or advertising relating to gaming machines either on, or visible from, an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) or EFTPOS terminal.

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Any sign that advertises or gives direction to ATMs or EFTPOS terminals will also not be allowed to be visible from a gaming machine or any part of a gaming area.

Venues will be given a month’s grace period to ensure they are compliant with the new ATM signage rules before enforcement activity commences in August.

The NSW Government has consulted industry and stakeholders on the new requirements.

Venues will be responsible for identifying and training suitable staffs to fulfil the role of Responsible Gambling Officers, who will help identify and support patrons displaying concerning gambling behaviour, make referrals to gambling support services and facilitate requests for self-exclusion.

The number of officers required to be on duty will be scaled depending on the number of gaming machine entitlements a venue has.

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Venues will also be required to keep a Gambling Incident Register to record details of occurrences including where a patron displays behaviour that indicates they are at risk of, or experiencing gambling harm, and any requests for self-exclusion.

Further changes will be rolled out from 1 January 2025, when all ATMs must:

  • Be located at least five metres from the entry to a gaming room or area where gaming machines are located.
  • Not be visible from:
    • The entry to a gaming room, or area or room where gaming machines are located.
    • A gaming machine.

Liquor & Gaming NSW inspectors have already commenced visiting venues across the state to ensure they are aware of the new 1 July obligations, and will be providing further guidance to industry about the changes that apply from 1 January 2025.

Minister for Gaming and Racing David Harris said: “We know that gaming machines represent the most serious risk of gambling harm, impacting individuals and their loved ones.

“The NSW Government is committed to implementing gambling reform to reduce these harms, including this introduction of Responsible Gambling Officers in pubs and clubs, and changes to the placement and visibility of ATMs in venues.

“Responsible Gambling Officers will work to identify those patrons most at risk, or who are already experiencing gambling harm, check on their wellbeing and help refer them to support services if required.

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“Having cash dispensing facilities further away from gaming machines encourages a clean break in play for patrons who may be losing track of what they are spending.

“We’ll be monitoring compliance in these areas closely to see if we need to look at strengthening harm minimisation laws even further.”

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Alison Taylor to Speak at Regulating the Game 2025 in Sydney, Bringing Expertise in Ethical Business Practices

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The Regulating the Game conference has announced that Alison Taylor, Clinical Associate Professor at NYU Stern School of Business and Executive Director of Ethical Systems, will be a keynote speaker at its 2025 edition in Sydney. Her expertise in ethical business practices and her perspectives on navigating turbulent times are expected to add “significant” depth to this year’s event, according to organisers.

Alison Taylor is the author of the book Higher Ground: How Business Can Do the Right Thing in a Turbulent World, while her work at NYU Stern School of Business and Ethical Systems has positioned her as a leading voice in ethical business practices. Taylor’s insights on ethics and integrity in business have been “highly sought” after, said organisers, making her a “prominent” figure in both academic and professional circles.

Paul Newson, Principal at Vanguard Overwatch, expressed his enthusiasm about the lineup for the 5th edition of the conference: “With thought leaders like Alison Taylor sharing their unique perspectives, our attendees are guaranteed to gain invaluable insights and be deeply inspired.

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“We have a history of delivering unmatched speaker line-ups and content, spanning critical themes and issues confronting regulators and the sector. It has become a must-attend event for regulatory and industry professionals and essential for operators committed to securing an innovative, thriving, and sustainable industry.”

“Our inaugural call for speakers is receiving strong interest and we encourage sector leaders, regulators, policymakers, manufacturers, compliance and forensic experts, industry professionals, clinicians, researchers, academics, and thought pioneers to apply to speak at the conference in March next year,” a press release noted.

Further, organisers added: “We believe it’s crucial for all stakeholders to engage and participate in the public square, contributing knowledge and insights, and hearing diverse perspectives to best inform public policy thinking and discussions. This engagement helps influence robust regulatory settings that deliver effective industry supervision while facilitating the conditions for a safer, invigorated, and sustainable sector.”

Registration for the conference opens in August.

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