If you're going to talk power in sport, you've got to talk gambling. And if you're going to talk gambling, then you need to address the 800-pound gorilla in the gaming room, Tabcorp. Tom Cowie profiles its CEO David Attenborough.
After being paid millions by the Packer family empire since he quit federal Parliament in 1994, Labor Party fixer Graham Richardson has admitted his retainer came to an end about 12 months ago.
If ever you wanted evidence that Woolworths is embarrassed about being Australia’s biggest pokies operator, look no further than the fact it is still yet to tell the ASX about spending more than $150 million buying new licences in Victoria.
Tabcorp looks like a silly sausage after its new spin on the old meat raffle, has The Australian abolishes the paper's Climate section, deep pathos at NIDA and more tips from our readers.
For bookmakers and wagering companies around the country, every single interruption to the racing program means a drop in revenue. The jokey strike over whip rules could cost the industry millions.
From a harm minimisation perspective, large scale pokie operations appear to be a big part of the problem, writes Charles Livingston.
The Opposition will today challenge Kevin Rudd to walk the walk on gambling by banning pay-TV gambling services, writes Bernard Keane.