The TAB initiated the world’s first Government-run totalisator betting service in 1951. Today a growing range of tote bet types is on offer, from win, place and each way to Poker and All Up bets, Easybets where the computer picks the runners, weighted towards the favourites, and Percentage betting to cut the cost of getting in on the action.
In 1996 it added fixed odds betting to its stable when the TAB began sports betting. Now 26 sporting codes are covered including matches and fixtures around the world, from rugby, soccer and cricket to shearing. As with race betting, a proportion of every betting dollar is returned to the New Zealand sporting code on which the bet is taken. The choice of sports betting products included head to head, half / full time double, winning team and margin, and more.
Fixed odds betting is also available on racing, through Futures books, and Final Field.
TAB Broadcast Channels
The New Zealand Racing Board has two racing television channels. The first is TAB TV which is available via Sky Digital Channel 35 and in TAB Retail outlets nationwide. TAB TV broadcasts a full offering of racing from New Zealand, Australia and internationally.
The second is Trackside. Trackside is available via Sky Digital Channel 36 and free-to-air on Freeview’s terrestrial service, Freeview|HD on Channel 11. Trackside broadcasts all New Zealand racing and selected feature racing from Australia and some international events. Trackside also broadcasts racing and race wagering focussed programming. For a full TV schedule click here.
Radio Trackside is a national racing radio network broadcasting a full racing schedule, racing news, talk and information. For your local frequency click here.