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Australia arm of online sportsbetting and gaming
firm SportingBet has signed a deal with V8 Supercars
Australia to launch a betting platform specially
tailored for fans of the nation’s most popular
stated that V8Bet.com.au would provide punters
with a wide range of bets on motorsport alongside
all of its regular markets.
will have a range of motorsport markets that have
never been seen before in Australia with everything
from our normal win markets to quinellas, head-to-heads,
lap times and many more,” said Michael Sullivan,
Chief Executive Officer for SportingBet Australia.
will also have betting on all our regular horse
racing, Australian Football League, Rugby League
and a huge range of other sports on top of all
the new motorsport markets. It will be the one-stop-shop
for punters and particularly those with an interest
in V8s and other forms of motorsport.'
in 1997, V8 Supercars is a 14-event touring car
championship held in every Australian state alongside
rounds in New Zealand and Bahrain. Crowds approaching
250,000 regularly turn up to watch the action
from either purpose-built racetracks or street
is a tremendous opportunity for our fans to get
a bet on the Championship with a totally reliable
and Australia-wide betting organisation, one of
the largest in the Southern Hemisphere,' said
Tony Cochrane, Executive Chairman for V8 Supercars
can make a bet on any of the major sports and
horseracing but V8Bet.com.au is designed with
a focus on our fans. We welcome SportingBet to
the ever-growing stable of leading companies involved
in V8 Supercars and we are certain that, over
time, this will prove to be a strong partnership
that will help grow our sport.'
PLC is a British e-gaming operator traded on the
London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment
Market (AIM) (symbol: SBT.L), as of late September
2006 Sportingbet had a market capitalization in
excess of UK£ 750m. The company's Group
Chief Executive is Andrew McIver.
operates local-focused sportsbooks, virtual games
and casino sites, and the online poker cardroom,
Paradise Poker. Overall, the company has over
2.5 million registered customers in 200 countries,
who place over one million bets (casino, poker,
sports and virtual games) per day.
operates several websites. The largest of these
are wholly owned and operated by Sportingbet.
They also use a system similar to a franchise,
in which independent website operators use Sportingbet's
centralized software, financial services, grading,
and customer service under license. These web
sites receive a cut of the profits their customers
acquired Paradise Poker in October 2004. Between
then and January 2006, Sportingbet's share price
increased more than 375%.
corporate offices are located in London, England.
They also have offices and call centres in the
Republic of Ireland, Costa Rica, and Australia.
October 2006, Sportingbet announced Paradise Poker
would stop taking deposits from US customers,
although most would be allowed to continue to
play for another month. Additionally, Sportingbet
sold all its US-facing sportsbetting and casino
businesses, including Sportsbook.com and Sports.com,
to a group of private investors for $1, and an
assumption of $13.2 million in debts.[In
February 2007, Sportingbet announced it was eliminating
its Paradise Poker software and migrating players
from there to its Sportingbet Poker platform.
Prior to this, the two platforms had approximately
the same number of players, but the Sportingbet
platform had higher liquidity because that platform
was part of a larger network. The brand name of
Paradise Poker will be retained. (Credit: Wikipedia).