Tabcorp Expands Online Wagering

Published Tuesday, February 24, 2009 -

Australian wagering giant Tabcorp's Chief Executive Officer Elmer Funke Kupper announced today gamblers will be able to place bets on International horse racing events online. Robert Nason, managing director of Wagering for Tabcorp, was quoted as saying, 'International racing continues to grow in popularity among our customers and we are delighted to be adding French racing to our weekly schedule.'

Mr. Nason also said, 'Racing continues to become more global and Tabcorp is at the forefront of ensuring Australian racing is relevant in the international racing community. Tabcorp is also providing another first with the regular import of harness racing from a world-class trotting circuit. This brings benefits to harness racing fans and the harness racing industry.'

Tabcorp provides online gamblers with a huge range of international betting markets including UK, Hong Kong, South African and Singapore.

Tabcorp has more than 200,000 shareholders and has a market capitalisation within the top 50 Australian companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Tabcorp is a very successful, diversified and responsible organisation, conducting a unique combination of wagering, gaming, hospitality and media activities across Australia. Tabcorp manages some leading customer brands in Australia, including the Star City and Jupiters casinos, TAB, Tabaret, Keno and TAB Sportsbet.

The company contributes to state community benefit funds in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Which in the year 2008 amounted to $ 89 million dollars.The company recently pledged $2 million to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund.

CEO Funke Kupper said: "As a major Victorian company operating throughout the state we want to make a significant contribution to help our fellow Victorians affected by this catastrophe.

"At times like this it is important that companies show leadership in the community and support those people who need our help. We hope that our donation will go some way to assisting the many victims of these devastating bushfires."

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