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Community Clubs Victoria and Tabcorp launch multi-million dollar wagering, Keno and gaming partnership

Tabcorp today announced a new five-year wagering, Keno and gaming partnership with clubs in Victoria through its long-term partner Community Clubs Victoria.

The wagering deal sees more than 100 member venues across Victoria share in new capital investment as well as sponsorship, marketing and promotional funding.

Clubs will also benefit from reduced costs and ongoing access to Tabcorp's ground-breaking digital commissions initiative, which provides venues with commission from eligible bets placed via the TAB app within their premises.

The digital model, under which clubs also get an ongoing commission from all wagering done by customers who open a TAB account in their venue, has already captured more than $57m in in-venue digital turnover and provided TAB retail outlets with $1.5m in commissions in just four months.

The agreement, announced today at Buckley's Entertainment Centre in Geelong, will help clubs continue to deliver the best service to their customers and provide financial and social benefits back to the communities in which they are based.

The benefits of the partnership extend across Keno and gaming with capital upgrades and performance incentives for Keno and extra training support for Tabcorp Gaming Solutions venues.

Tabcorp CEO David Attenborough said: "We are very pleased to reach this agreement with Community Clubs Victoria and their member venues. Having a bet in a club is a popular Australian social tradition and this partnership helps us and our venues to deliver the best wagering, Keno and gaming experience possible.

"At the same time, we are making sure clubs benefit no matter how customers choose to bet within the venue."

Community Clubs Victoria President Leon Wiegard said: "This is a great day for CCV member clubs. We are pleased that Tabcorp has listened to the concerns of our members and has agreed to implement changes that will on the one hand reduce club operating costs, and on the other provide opportunities and pathways to greater revenues.

"Clubs are not-for-profit community organisations that use the funds from their businesses to support sporting and social activities in the broader community. Tabcorp's partnership with CCV is going to ensure the best customer experience and help clubs achieve their true purposes.

Michael Tonks, Buckley's Group CEO, said: "The new agreement extends the long history of co-operation that clubs in Victoria have enjoyed with Tabcorp. We think the benefits that this deal provides for upgrades, incentives and digital commissions will help clubs such as Buckley's, and venues throughout Victoria, deliver the kind of service our patrons have come to expect.

"We are thrilled that CCV and Tabcorp have chosen to come to Geelong to launch the new agreement. Clubs are a big part of life in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula we are pleased that Buckley's and the other 10 clubs in the region will benefit from the new five-year agreement."

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