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  1. JOT

    $50M cost and $20M a year for this!!

    Yeah good question. $50 million to just get a bet on an event, no. $50 million to create sustainable platform that can be expanded with a realistic user experience, debatable. One thing though, they had to move on from the old platform as it well past its use by date.
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    $50M cost and $20M a year for this!!

    Thanks Shane - IMO there are a few things that could cause this but yes the website probably needs some help. I noticed you were on 4G and not wifi which can cause network fluctuations. The site has most likely been throttled back due to the current climate so priority wise, a phone browser using data would have to compete for a connection with those hard wired or wifi. The other sites have been in the game a lot longer and spend heaps to display there product.
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    $50M cost and $20M a year for this!!

    Hi Shane - Just a question. Are you using the TAB app or trying to connect via your phones browser to the website?
  4. I think they changed so the 2 win options are now next to each other instead of separated by the fix odd place.
  5. Its typescript they use not javascript. why? If you have coded on a digital platform you would know the answer.
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    TAB First 2 Races Promotion

    Baz your more than likely taken them for a ride (with your punting skill). Once they did the sums and banished the Product Manager who came up with the idea, they have to figure out how they can kept you in the game but tip the advantage towards them. Bail while your ahead.
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    TAB website down for maintenance

    HI Baz - I ended up placing the same bet multiple times. Tried to cash out but no option. Rang and sat on the phone for 25 minutes waiting then the Chiefs game kicked off. Jaguares score so I quietly hung up. Bet won. :-)
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    Wasn’t the budget great for racing !!!

    Why the Bahamas? Its over marketed, over priced, unfriendly, greed filled .. ok I see what your doing
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    Name for my horse please.

    NOLE (pronounce no-lay) Between 2014 and 2017 Djokovic defeated Wawrinka (2015 – semi) and Federer (2016 - semi) to win the Australian Open. Wawrinka won the final in 2014 while Federer won 2017 Wawrinka, Federer – Swiss Ace 2015, 2016 – Between You And Me NOLE is Djokovic’s nickname
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    Trackside does it again

    20 years ago trackside showed racing that the TAB allowed betting on. Today they still do the same. The youtube channel because it was live, offered no rehearsed segues or analytical comments, just personal opinions from those who had invested interests. Quite ground breaking I thought.
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    New FOB and Shutdown

    I completely agree with you. I think the TAB may have outsourced the work to create the new platform which is understandable as the skills required are not in abundance or available in NZ at the moment. The big issue IMO is when a new platform is up and running and the contractors step away with their pot of gold, who takes responsibility of maintenance and making improvements. That’s where people like you are important. The TAB need locals who have passion and smarts for the product to ensure it keeps punters interested, creates opportunities and offers careers.
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    New FOB and Shutdown

    Having developed in Java, it is my least favourite language due to the overwhelming IDE choices, unsupported libraries and versions of the Java engine. I have a friend who has turned down contracts to fix Java bugs instead he would rather mow lawns. Node.js allows React to use JavaScript functions (nothing to do with Java) outside the browser. React allows the render of the webpage. JavaScript developers are currently the most sort after due to the growth of the digital platform. The current system I work with, we have developed an app which allows the user to set a target when they decide to spend depending on events they have subscribed too. Once all criteria have been met, they are messaged with options to proceed.
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    New FOB and Shutdown

    I was under the impression you worked in IT. If you can’t differentiate between software, infrastructure, legacy and digital platforms which is confusing by your reply, then its hard to answer your diatribe. I was talking about the React and Node.js software platform the new system has been developed in. It is customer focus because it is accessible via https, api’s and end points using containers. This allows it to be flexible, scalable and responsive when an end point has been updated passing messages to all subscribers to that end point. This is one of its major features. Scaling and changes are simple because there is no infrastructure, just a stop and start of the new container. It allows users from anywhere to access the platform. (This is only a small part of what it can do)
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    New FOB and Shutdown

    Our product is abysmal - another argument altogether. I think the product at the moment is ok. Trackside presentation to deliver is great compared to others. (USA, UK) The new platform will not change the way most perceive NZ racing. Subjective. Results overseas (sales, wins) always determines the value NZ racing is held in There are any number of alternatives - I have a/cs with Ladbrokes and Betfair. Betting systems but again see what the new platform offers This is just another "me too" product, I see no golden bullet. Who knows but at least they are trying something new This will not help NZ racing other than not having a "melt down" on busy periods. The new platform is looking forward. I am a software engineer and work for a NZ company who has spent millions to move to a digital platform. Why? Because we now offer our international customers the same options as our local customers. I don’t work for the TAB but they now have a framework which gives them huge flexibility and growth.