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    Sports fantasy and betting business PlayUp is eyeing a listing on the ASX and Nasdaq, after a string of acquisitions in the Australian fantasy sports and wagering sector. On Monday, local media reported that PlayUp had acquired the retail bookmaking assets of Australia-listed TopBetta. PlayUp paid A$6 million (US$4.7 million) in cash and 800 million […]

    TopBetta Selects OtherLevels to drive engagement

    Social betting operator TopBetta has partnered with digital marketing platform provider OtherLevels in a bid to boost engagement with its customers. The company is the first in the Australian market to implement web push notifications, which enable a site to deliver offers and content directly to a user’s desktop browser, or a mobile browser on […]

    TopBetta tests Australian e-sports wagering market

    Australian-listed TopBetta says it tested Australia’s appetite for e-sports wagering with last weekend’s Call of Duty world league tournament, local media reports. Last week, the Newcastle-based online fantasy betting provider said it was to offer bets for the Call of Duty Crown Invitational Tournament, held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne over the weekend.  “We’ll be […]

    Crown casino to host esports tournament, stumps up A$70,000

    Melbourne-based Crown casino will be hosting an esports tournament for Call Of Duty over two days on Apr. 9 and 10, according to the Australian gaming news outlet, Kotaku Australia. The format will be similar to an event held at the casino last year, called the CS:GO Crown Invitational, with four Australian teams up against […]

    TopBetta strikes advertising deal with FairFax Media

    Australian online fantasy betting company TopBetta has struck a new advertising deal with Fairfax Media, giving them new reach to over 3.4 million readers, local media reports. TopBetta will be promoting its fantasy sports across 140 websites in Fairfax’s Australian Media Network, which reach out to around 3.4 million readers. The Fairfax competition will be […]

    NSW-based Topbetta fined for offering gambling inducements

    Australian-based gambling operator Topbetta has been ordered to pay more than A$15,000 (US$10,850) after it was found guilty of releasing illegal gambling advertisements; local media reports. Based in Newcastle, Topbetta had reportedly offered gambling inducements by promoting a “No lose Saturday” between Oct. 2014 and May 2015, according to NSW gambling watchdog, Liquor & Gaming […]

    TopBetta appoints Nick Chan as chairman

    Australia gaming website TopBetta has appointed former Seven West Media chief operating officer Nick Chan as chairman, according to local media. TopBetta, which specializes in fantasy football-style tournaments, plans to list on the Australian stock market this year. The company was founded by Todd Buckingham and Craig Pearce and has about 2000 active monthly users. […]

    TopBetta set to list on Australian Securities Exchange

    Australian wagering and fantasy sports operator TopBetta is set to list on the Australian Securities Exchange as its looks to raise AUS$5 million to AUS$7 million in investment. The company, targeting a September listing, seeks to fund its expansion within the burgeoning Australian online betting market. TopBetta governance stated that it would use its hybrid […]