Australian online bookmaker CrownBet has today been announced as the Premier Wagering Partner of Racing Victoria and the Seven Network for the broadcast and online platforms for the next sixteen months, as well as Seven’s suite of thoroughbred racing in 2016.

The partnership comes into effect on 31 August 2015. CrownBet has the Premier Wagering Partner rights of the following properties – full timing details are below:

· Broadcast Channel (from 31 August 2015 to 31 December 2016)
· Online (from 31 August 2015 to 31 December 2016)
· Channel 7’s suite of Thoroughbred Racing* (from 1 January 2016 to 30 November 2016)

*CrownBet has the sole in-telecast integration rights across the current suite of Channel 7’s Racing Victoria and Racing NSW thoroughbred racing in 2016. This covers 21 scheduled Race Days, from the Orr Stakes until the Zipping Classic. Excluded from this is the 2016 Australia Cup and the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Broadcast channel has the right to feature live broadcasts of 498 Victorian race meetings per year (102 Metro, 396 Country), as well as ancillary programming and content. It is currently broadcasted via free to air TV (Channel 78 Metro, Channel 68 Regional) and the digital streaming platforms, and will soon be broadcasted via subscription TV (Foxtel Channel TBC).

CrownBet Chief Executive Officer Matt Tripp said the tender selection process was competitive and the partnership would play an important role in CrownBet’s growth strategy.

“It was a thorough and competitive process and we’re delighted Racing Victoria and the Seven Network have chosen CrownBet as their Premier Wagering Partner,” said Tripp.

“This partnership will allow us to reach a wide audience right across Australia, and will play an important role in our mission to become the leading operator in the sector.”

In December 2014, CrownBet was announced as the Official Wagering Partner of the AFL for five years.