Being a Tabcorp employee I can tell you that things are quite dire at the moment. It looks like Tabcorp will be bought out (most likely by PBL, MacBank) and divided up accordingly. This issue with the BRAVO system is really laughable, because these brain dead Victorians thought it would be better to integrate NSW’s solid and faultless mainframe betting system with 3000 outlets on to Victoria’s outdated, troublesome and backward BRAVO system of 500 outlets. Now where is the logic in that, moving a bigger, better system on to a smaller crap one? The joke continues with the way each states run their control room for raceday operation. In NSW there is a strict guideline for close of races etc, in Victoria it’s a known fact that if a race has been closed late that it’s put down as “don’t worry no one will worry about it”. It’s basic errors like this which are easily brushed aside but are very irresponsible and can prove to be very costly. Let’s not forget that Victoria raceday control operation are running many functions manually that NSW have automated many years ago or are simply not done anymore. Food for thought.

Seems the paranoia at Channel Nine has no end… Following the less than successful launch of PBL’s entry into the online real estate advertising market with myhome.com.au, the boffins at Nine in Brisbane have become a bit precious. Turns out the most viewed website by Channel Nine staff in Brisbane is in fact www.realestate.com.au, the category leader for online real estate. Nine weren’t thrilled to know that their own staff were looking at this site more than any other website, so what did they do? Ban all Nine staff from viewing realestate.com.au on their work computers. Following a predictable back lash from staff at Nine, management relented and they are now allowed to view realestate.com.au again. Seems myhome.com.au hasn’t even got friends at Channel Nine…