- Strong quarterly wagering and tournament turnover of $54.62M up 29% on the June 2017 quarter
- Robust revenue growth of over $3.34M up by 46% on the June 2017 quarter
- Increase in Active Users to 10,904 up by 20% on the June 2017 quarter
The Company recorded wagering and tournament turnover for the quarter of $54.62M, up 29% on the previous quarter ($42.46M in June 2017) and up 353% on the corresponding period last year ($12.05M in September 2016). (see Note below)
Wagering and Tournament revenue for the September 2017 quarter was $3.34M (up 46% on the previous quarter) while the Company reported 10,904 Active Users during the latest quarter (up from 9,093 on the previous quarter).
TopBetta CEO, Todd Buckingham commented: "It's been a busy quarter for the Company and we are pleased with the results that have been generated. Some of the key metrics for the quarter were to achieve licencing in the UK and the US while rolling out The Global Tote product on international racing. We were able to accomplish this while still achieving strong growth within our retail wagering business."
"We look forward to growing the wholesale and retail businesses over the Australian Spring Racing Carnival period and keeping our shareholders informed about domestic and global progress in due course."
Global Tote Update
The September quarter was the second period of reporting for the Company to include revenues from its whollyowned subsidiary The Global Tote Ltd's B2B product Global Tote, which has continued to increase coverage on Australian and international race meetings for approved bookmakers.
Global Tote turnover for the quarter totalled $22.58M (up from $8.96M the previous quarter) as highlighted below.
Global Tote June 2017 v September 2017
GLOBAL TOTE June Quarter 2017 September Quarter 2017
Turnover $8.96M $22.58M
Meetings 180 488
Races 1693 4333
US & UK Licences
During the quarter the Company announced that it had received licences to operate in both the US and the UK.
In July 2017, the Company announced that it had received its licence from the UK Gambling Commission for both TopBetta Pty Ltd and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Global Tote Ltd.
The UK licence for TopBetta allows the Company "to provide facilities for real event betting", and the licence for The Global Tote allows it "to manufacture, supply, install or adapt gambling software; to provide facilities for pool betting".
In August 2017, the Company announced that it had been granted a licence to operate in the US market which allows The Global Tote Ltd to operate an international tote in the US. The licence allows US-licenced wagering operators to access global pools provided by The Global Tote (subject to the US wagering operators individually receiving approvals from relevant racing bodies to offer betting on their racing content).
TopBetta Pty Ltd was also granted an Advance-Deposit Wagering licence by the North Dakota Racing Commission which allows TopBetta to offer pari-mutuel betting to the US public within the 35 US states to which the ADW applies and which currently allow online wagering.
The licences received from both the US and the UK now allow the Company to launch the retail TopBetta business, and The Global Tote Limited to launch its wholesale B2B platform, The Global Tote, into these markets.
The Company expects to go live in both the US and the UK in the first quarter of calendar year 2018.
In August 2017, the Company announced that it had completed a Placement of 21,445,681 fully paid ordinary shares to raise $9,007,186.02 (before costs) at 42 cents per share from sophisticated and institutional investors.
Note: All figures quoted in this Announcement are unaudited
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About The Betmakers Holdings Limited
The Betmakers Holdings Limited (ASX:TBH), formerly TopBetta Holdings Limited, is an ASX-listed holding company and a global provider of online wagering products and services to both wholesale and retail markets through its various wholly owned subsidiaries. The Company operates a retail wagering business, offering consumers wagering, fantasy tournament and content products and services. Global Tote Australia Pty Ltd conducts TBH's Wholesale Business, which includes operating and licensing its wholesale tote product which enables licensed wagering operators, including corporate bookmakers and tote operators from all over the world, to participate in global pools. The Wholesale Business is conducted under a B2B licence granted by the UK Gambling Commission to Global Tote Limited, a company incorporated in Alderney, UK.
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