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22 Mar: What the Tabcorp-Tatts Merger Means for The Australian Gaming Sector

It’s a much-anticipated union, and one that took over a year to come to fruition. The Tabcorp-Tatts merger ended 2017 on a high for the industry – but what does this $11 billion merger mean for the business, its employees and its network of venues? Rick Wallace, Tabcorp’s Media Relations Manager, explains. It is a case of third time lucky for the historic Tabcorp-Tatts merger, with the two key players on the Australian gambling scene finally sealing a union that eluded them back in 2015 when talks were previously held on a possible merger. Before that, Tabcorp had tried to take over Unitab – the Queensland forerunner to Tatts’ UBET wagering business – in 2006, but the competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), blocked the deal. The final attempt to bring the businesses together has taken more than 14 months to complete from start to finish. The latest plans for the merger were first announced back in October 2016 and the transaction has taken a long and winding path through various layers of approvals. But, with the support of pubs and clubs, TAB agencies, news and lottery agencies and the racing industry throughout most of Australia, the…

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19 Mar: State of Play Issue #3 – Out Now!

The third edition of Tabcorp Gaming Solutions’ State of Play – the trade magazine for the Australian gaming industry – has just been released with a bumper lineup of articles to help you move your venue forward. One of the biggest talking points currently is the Tabcorp-Tatts merger so it’s no surprise this is the focus of State of Play’s cover story with a full explanation from Tabcorp’s Media Relations Manager, Rick Wallace, on what the historic amalgamation means in real terms for the industry. Also in this edition is The Reel Deal section that picks apart different elements of your gaming floor. Are you sufficiently encouraging your patrons to stay? Does your gaming floor match up? And how can you work your business smarter with cashless transactions? We revisit the presentation by our Big Picture breakfast guest and leading social commentator, Bernard Salt, about how venue managers need to understand the changing dynamics of their customer base. And we share a whole lot of tips for helping keep your hospitality offering ahead of the curve. But these are just a few of the many informative and industry-specific stories that make up the current edition of State of Play. Get…

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06 Feb: Five Good Reasons To Attend The Australasian Hospitality And Gaming Expo

The Australasian Hospitality and Gaming Expo (AHG) is only a few weeks away (7-8 March 2018) at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre and, while there are plenty of reasons why you should attend, we’ve whittled them down to five: Complimentary entry Registrations are now open for the Expo via a quick and easy online process that won’t cost you a cent. Register now and get the ball rolling. Informative soapbox lectures Tabcorp Gaming Solutions (TGS) will be providing insights into Net Promoter Scores, and what this measure means for your business, as part of a series of highly informative soapbox lectures. Taking place on the Expo floor, these free lectures will also cover information on key trends in gaming and strategies to improve gaming performance. Obligation-free consultations with TGS If you are keen to understand how TGS could assist your venues to optimise performance and potential, we’re offering complimentary 30-minute one-on-one consultations. This is the best way to get a taste of the TGS experience without having to make any commitment. Register here for a consultation. Professional LinkedIn profile photos As a gaming industry executive, you’re invited to the TGS area of Tabcorp stand 135 to get your LinkedIn profile overhauled…

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17 Dec: The TGS Online Transformation

While you’re reading the News & Insights section of our website, you might like to take a look around at some of the other pages. You’d be correct if you notice different elements in both the design and functionality because we’ve recently undergone a TGS online transformation. Yes, just as we preach to our venues, we believe it is important for our digital presence to reflect what we’re doing as a brand and what we represent for our customers. In achieving this end, we’ve changed a lot of minor things on our website but here are some of the main ones to look for: Improved responsiveness on your mobile device New and engaging video content, improved content filters and dynamic content sharing 360-degree navigational venue transformations and case studies A dedicated page for the Tabcorp Gaming Solutions Management Program Latest industry insights, news and trends covering a range of topics that you can choose from This website upgrade has been directly informed by interviews and anecdotal feedback conducted with venue operators to ensure we’re meeting the needs and expectations of our customers. And the feedback shouldn’t stop now, so please don’t hesitate to send us your thoughts at tabcorpgamingsolutions@tabcorp.com.au We believe our extensive internal…