Tab NZ reports 16.7% rise in turnover for March
This was $4.7m (2.2%) over budget.
Gross betting revenue was $34.6m, $900,000 (2.6%) over budget and an increase of 20.9% month-on-month.
Profit in March came to $12.1m, $1.6m below budget and 7% higher than in February. Betting accounted for $10.7m of the profit, up by 5.9% month-on-month, while the gaming profit was $1.4m, a rise of 16.6%.
Profit for the year to date came to $109.1m, $7.6m less than in the same period last year. Operating expenses for the year to date were $76.9m, $2.7m more than compared to the same period of the 2020-21 financial year.
The racing event that bettors wagered the most money on in March was the Vodafone NZ Derby in Ellerslie, which accounted for $793,000 in turnover. The second highest was the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup at $756,000, followed by the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks at $633,000.
The top sporting event for turnover was the New Zealand Warriors vs St George/Illa Dragons rugby league match, with turnover of $396,000.
The second and third highest sporting events for turnover were also rugby league events. The Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs match generated $384,000 in turnover, while the Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors match saw turnover of $379,000.