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TAB becomes the NBA’s Official Wagering Partner of the NBA in Australia

October 23, 2021 | Sports Betting

AUSTRALIA (October 19, 2021) – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and TAB today announced an expanded multiyear partnership that makes TAB the Official Wagering Partner of the NBA in Australia.

During the NBA’s landmark 75th Anniversary Season in 2021-22 and beyond, the NBA and TAB will work together to deliver innovative gaming experiences to Australian fans.

TAB will be featured across the NBA’s digital platforms, including NBA.com, the NBA App, NBA Australia’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and will serve as the presenting partner of a localized version of NBA Pick‘Em, the NBA’s free-to-play prediction game.

Additionally, the NBA and TAB will produce a localized version of NBABet Stream, the NBA’s betting-focused alternate telecast, marking the first such execution outside of the U.S.

The NBA and TAB’s parent company Tabcorp, previously announced a partnership in 2019 that brought NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour television network, to Tabcorp’s Sky Channel in thousands of retail and entertainment venues across Australia.  The expanded partnership will build on the synergies between media and betting to create the ultimate NBA fan experience with live games, betting, and authentic NBA touchpoints in more than 4,400 venues.

“The NBA is one of the world’s great sporting organizations,” said Tabcorp Wagering & Media Managing Director Adam Rytenskild.

“The popularity of the NBA in Australia continues to grow, particularly amongst younger audiences.  We have a strong focus on Racing and this partnership strengthens TAB’s sport offering which will enable us to introduce new customers to wagering and to Racing.

We look forward to working with the team at the NBA to provide our customers with a unique offering through outstanding products, promotions and content.”

“Fan engagement is the core of our partnership with TAB, a proven leader and innovator in the wagering space,” said NBA Asia Executive Vice President & Managing Director Scott Levy.

“This NBA season is primed to be yet another thrilling basketball showcase, and together with TAB, we will deliver the best possible gaming experience to deepen our engagement with the many passionate NBA fans in Australia who are interested in gaming.”

TAB and the NBA will also promote responsible wagering and collaborate on best-in-class practices to protect the integrity of NBA games.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League.  The NBA and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) also jointly operate the Basketball Africa League (BAL).  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2020-21 season featured 107 international players from 41 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.9 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Tabcorp

Tabcorp is a world-class diversified gambling entertainment group listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and employing more than 5000 people. Tabcorp’s wagering business, TAB, is Australia’s biggest and best-known multi-channel wagering brand. Sky Channel is Tabcorp’s racing and sport broadcasting arm supplying vision to more than 4,400 TAB venues across Australia.

SOURCE: The NBA official release.

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