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Swans vs. Bombers Round 14 betting preview & Same Game multi pick
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Swans vs. Bombers Round 14 betting preview & Same Game multi pick

  Last 5 match results: Sydney Swans: WWLWW Essendon Bombers: WWLLW Head to head match odds: Sydney Swans: $1.44 with CrownBet.com.au Essendon Bombers: $2.80 with CrownBet.com.au Line betting odds: Sydney Swans: -15.5 ($1.92 with CrownBet.com.au) Essendon Bombers: +16.5 ($1.92 with Sportsbet.com.au) WHAT a massive game for both of these proud clubs. After the worst possible...

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TAB.com.au announces major betting partnership with UFC

THE UFC’s emergence as a sporting power house in Australia has taken yet another leap, with the news the MMA promotion has linked up with TAB.com.au. The totalisator’s partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship is a multi-year sponsorship deal and makes it the official betting and wagering partner for the promotion in Australia. And the...

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Four arrested in blow to integrity of harness racing industry

THE harness racing industry has been rocked by the arrest of four figures in connection with alleged race fixing. Medi reports say Victoria Police confirmed the quartet, two men and two women, were arrested at Melton, west of Melbourne. The arrests marred what is one of harness racing’s biggest events, the Breeders Crown. Top trainer...

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Victoria cracks down advertising of sports betting

THE crusade against the gambling industry by both the Federal and State Governments continues, with Victoria the latest province to announce tighter measures on bookies. The state’s Gaming and Liquor Regulation Minister, Marlene Kairouz, yesterday announced a suite of proposed reforms around the advertising of sports betting that aimed to divert its impact on children....

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Tom Waterhouse admits obvious: TV ad campaign was ‘polarising’

HIS face became synonymous with betting and was perhaps the catalyst for the Federal Government’s intense scrutiny of the online gambling industry. And William Hill Australia boss Tom Waterhouse has now admitted his brand was “highly polarising”. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that, in a presentation to fellow executives, Waterhouse said his business – which...

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Sportsbet gives up Instagram after fears of reaching children

HERE’S something new. An online bookmaker forgetting about dollar signs for five minutes and thinking about the harm it could be doing to our most vulnerable. You could argue bookies do that all the time, but that is only because of stringent rules and regulations the compel them to. But sportsbet.com.au has given up a...

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SA punters hit with more taxes on gambling

THE gambling industry in Australia has been under siege over the past 18 months, but now the South Australian Government has unleashed a plan to slam betting companies with a 15 per cent tax on their revenue. The government is calling it a “place of consumption” tax and it will hit bookies in the hip...

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Gaming groups set to swoop on struggling UK giant

IT’S no secret United Kingdom gambling giant William Hill has been struggling. But those woes could be someone else’s problem soon, with a consortium of 888 and Rank reportedly set to sweep in with a massive bailout offer. The perfect pair has issued a joint statement outlining a it is “evaluating a possible offer” to...

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Trump nomination costs bookmakers big as Rudd firms for UN gig

THE US presidential race gets whackier by the minute. As if there weren’t enough people cursing the nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for leader of the free world, Sportsbet.com.au reports it has been smashed. The online bookmaker has been forced to pay out a total of $300,000 to punters after Trump won...

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Independents Wilkie & Xenophon step up anti-gambling campaign

THE election was little more than a couple of weeks ago, yet the battle lines on gambling have been well and truly drawn. Noted anti-gambling campaigners Andrew Wilkie and Nick Xenophon were returned with hefty voter backing, giving them plenty of power when it comes to getting their plans ratified by the Parliament. And their...