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Hawthorn tops the AFL again with $20 million pokies revenue haul

WHILE Alistair Clarkson’s men push for a fourth consecutive AFL Premiership on the field, the Hawthorn treasury is reaping the benefits behind the scenes. Recent figures from the Victorian Commission for Gambling Liquor Regulation confirmed that the Hawks, currently top of the 2016 AFL ladder, are pulling in more revenue from poker machines than any...

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Tabcorp and Tatts lose appeal to State of Victoria, forfeit $1.2b

TABCORP has lost its appeal against the State of Victoria regarding the loss of the company’s pokies licenses. The High Court of Australia also ruled on Wednesday that the Tatts Group, which was initially successful in its case against the Victorian government, will have to return $540 million in compensation payments. The twin rulings conclude...

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Punters flock to Australia Day Triple J Hottest 100 betting

JANUARY is a huge month for betting, but the punters’ focus will shift away from sport and towards some of the country’s biggest annual novelty markets this Australia Day. The Triple J Hottest 100 has become an institution of Aussie culture, with listeners tuning in from barbecues and get-togethers all over the country to find...

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AFL punters count the cost after Bomber players cop 12-month bans

AUSTRALIAN sport was rocked on Tuesday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the World Anti-Doping Agency’s appeal against 34 past and present players of the Essendon Football Club. The verdict will see those charged miss the entirety of the 2016 season. It is an unwelcome reversal of fortunes for Essendon and their playing...

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Renegades vs. Stars BBL Chris Gayle odds, markets & betting tips

7:10pm local time on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Melbourne Renegades $2.12 at CrownBet.com Ladder position: 6th BBL form: W L L L W Melbourne Stars $1.80 at Bet365.com Ladder position: BBL form: L L W W W The second Melbourne derby of Big Bash League 2015-16 will have some extra spice...