Liquor & Gaming NSW Set To Probe Complaint By Lottoland Over Tatts Misinformation Campaign
Lottoland have received some good news in Australia as the Liquor & Gaming NSW have announced they will be probing claims that the Tatts Group funded a $5m misinformation campaign against Lottoland.
The regulator will be assessing the complaints filed by Lottoland that claim that the Tabcorp–owned Tatts Group have breached their license obligation to act honestly.
As we have reported in the last few months the media was between Lottoland and Tatts has been as dirty and hostile as it gets. Lottoland is under increasing pressure as many individual states look to ban what has become dubbed as “synthetic lotteries”. In the meantime Lottoland has offered revenue share based plans to newsagents in an attempt to get their backing.
Liquor, Gaming & Racing deputy secretary Paul Newson said that they will respond to the complaint and see if any further remedial action or referral to another regulatory or law enforcement agency is required.
Lottoland’s Australia CEO Nigel Brill sent a letter to NSW Racing Ministers Paul Toole in which he claimed that Tatts funded a $5m national campaign aimed at eradicating Lottoland as a competitors and keeping Tatts a monopoly. In terms of the NSW Public lotteries Act a licensee has to be,” good repute, having regard to … honesty and integrity”.
If Lottoland’s complaint is found to be justified disciplinary action can be imposed on Tatts that includes suspension of licenses.