Racing Victoria Will Not Stop AFL Markets From Being Advertised On Racing.com
Racing Victoria will not intervene to "stop corporate bookmakers from advertising betting on other sports on its racing.com channel," according to Patrick Bartley of THE AGE. Eyebrows "have been raised" in recent weeks with corporate bookmakers, such as CrownBet, advertising Australian Football League markets on the racing-owned broadcaster. Betting on other sports "competes with racing for the punting dollar." Racing Victoria confirmed that "it did not receive any wagering revenue from betting on other sports by corporate bookmakers." It "only receives a share" of betting on these sports done via the TAB. A Racing Victoria spokesperson said, "We're advised by racing.com that, in line with the expansion of racing.com to South Australian racing, each wagering advertiser has paid for a small number of additional advertising sports in which they are permitted to promote markets of their choice" (THE AGE, 8/23).