Tab NZ Fails To Meet Budget Again
In the month of September, Tab NZ has once again failed to meet their budgetary targets despite all corona measures being lifted in New Zealand. The corona pandemic was initially indicated by Tab NZ as the main reason for having failed to meet the budgetary targets. Higher cost of living was then seen as the main indicator.
Reported profit for the month of September was $11.3m, which was also behind budget by $1.2m, whilst the turnover resulted in $212.7m, missing Tab’s budget by 2.0%. This followed similar patterns in both the months of July and August, during which Tab NZ fell short of both revenue and profit budgets.
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Lifted Corona Measures Since 13 September
September’s missed budgets came despite the government dropping the Corona Traffic Light System from 13 September, which eased the last of the remaining restrictions that were put into place in both retail and hospitality. Tab NZ stated that while the easing of mask restrictions had an overall positive impact on retail traffic, other elements, such as the higher cost of living, abandoned races and yet another month of a drop in starters across all racing codes had a huge impact on the missed budget in September.
All Blacks vs. the Wallabies
The operator also referred to the fact that the average number of thoroughbred starters per race was only 10.1, significantly below the average of 10.6 in its 2022 financial year. At the same time, Tab’s operating expenses were $100,000 above budget at $10.5m, whilst payments to Racing Codes during the month stood at a total of $12.3m, in line with budget. As for sports related betting activities in New Zealand, the most popular sports event to bet on was the national team’s rugby union game between the All Blacks and the Wallabies that took place on the 24th of September in the Eden Park Stadium and led to a total of $1.2m in bets. The game ended in an impressive 40-14 win for the All Blacks.
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About Tab NZ
TAB NZ is a statutory body in New Zealand that was established through the Racing Industry Act 2020. Since its establishment it has provided a wide array of betting services and products for both brick and mortar venues and online platforms to New Zealanders. Revenues made by Tab NZ are used to support national sports events and organisations with more than 170 million New Zealand dollars invested in projects around the country annually. TAB NZ has stores in different cities across the country like Palmerston North, Christchurch, Auckland, and Hamilton. Tab NZ only offers sports betting, but doesn’t offer online casino products. Kiwis, however can bet at offshore online casinos for real money.
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