Frankie Dettori described himself as like "a kid at Christmas" prior to having his first ride back at Kempton June 2, and the star jockey wasted no time in getting back in the winning groove.
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Can anyone find any Record of a Racial Slur from Donald Trump? It seems Joe Bidens past is littered with them, how is a MAGA hat a symbol of Racism? Main Stream media are the ones creating Division along with the Democrats, Nancy Pelosi
Well several years ago the the management at the TAB decided to adopt the UK way of bookmaking and started going crazy with risk management. I believe they took this too far and started turning punters off with restrictions that escalated into bad marketing via social media channels. The "you know the odds now beat them" slogan did not curry favour well with those that could not get a bet on and punters started looking elsewhere. Once you start losing your punters especially your bigger ones doing a large percentage of the turnover, you are on a downwards slide because now the turnover is dropping, to keep the profit up you need to manage risk even more as you need profit to give back to the industry. Add in some disastrous decisions like the new platform and you are already over the cliff.
Until you change the thinking at the top level I do not believe this is salvageable.
Sorry boys just getting myself out of the dog box but punt warriors are back selecting their bonus bet selections at Belmont
belmont Race 1- Chantrea $1.75 (looks easily the one to beat with new stable and pike on board)
belmont Race 2- sound awake $17 (if it goes like the trials the others could struggle to catch with ground being soft and weight calmed engaged is a bonus)
as always up the punt warriors
If this is true, it must be taken in context that Australia probably still has at least 10 bookmakers to choose from, hence still competition.
NZ wants just the TAB. To make matters worse we still want to be able to let overseas customers use our TAB. Can’t have cake and eat it.
This is an insightful post. You are right Shane but the problem still lies with the execution of a business model that remains unclear. On the 14th December (seems like such a long time ago) an internal note recommended approaching the Minister for a bailout of $21m. This was later revised to $26m (coincidentally the amount they were going to default on) and then Covid did its thing.
What is obvious is that there seems to be little in the way of direction in respect of strategy. The reason the bookmakers did/ are doing well through a lock down is exactly as Share said, if you like gambling and went to the local to do it, then you needed to get on-line. Just take a look at how many people started getting their favourite produce on-line. I supported the local butcher because I thought it unfair to both the farmers and the butcher that they couldn't sell their stuff but it was OK that we give our money to the Australian sharks who own the supermarkets. Figure that. So I bought my meat on-line. Dam good meat too I might add.
So what strategy was made public to RITA's customers to get them betting? Nothing. In there lies the problem.
His statement is not that outlandish, RITA/TAB was two days away from being broke till it got $50M from Winston Peters. $27M was needed for immediate debts.
During lockdown RITA have been making changes, however these changes can hardly be classified as revenue growing. We could potentially find that RITA turnover post lockdown is much further down than anticipated. Hopefully not.
I have a friend that works for Australian bookmaker and he said during lockdown their turnover is way up. Reason for this is that apparently 30% of aussie turnover is done in clubs, pubs and TAB outlets. With these closed customers have set up some new online accounts. This will have happened in NZ to some extent too.
RiTAs model for growth seems to be to produce a worse product (Less presenters, less cameras, less face to face betting, less prize money, less quality horses etc) and get the government to make it law that we must do our betting on this, through a shit overpriced betting platform.
Don’t get me wrong I think Dean is obviously very capable and the RITA board have all been professionally successful but this current ruination of our domestic product is very concerning and appears to me (little experience) to be short sighted.
Racing from Belmont Park returns June 3, highlighting this week's extensive radio and television coverage of racing. Here’s this week's schedule compiled by America's Best Racing.
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Kentucky Downs' six-date live race meet in September will feature two of the world's most prominent announcers in Michael Wrona and new addition Larry Collmus, the voice of NBC's Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup broadcasts.
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