Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) today announced it will enter into a new twelve year pari-mutuel pooling agreement with Tabcorp (SuperTAB) to take effect from 16 August 2012.

Following extensive negotiations, RWWA is pleased to offer its TAB customers greater benefits through substantially bigger pools for Quartet (First 4), Quinella, Exacta and Doubles. The new agreement provides access to the Super TAB betting pools hosted by Tabcorp in Victoria.

The increased pool size will provide up to ten times the current level of investments, particularly on Eastern States thoroughbreds, harness and greyhounds. RWWA has successfully combined betting pools on Win, Place, Trifecta and Quaddie with Super TAB since 1992.

Quartet will combine with Super TAB in late August, whilst Doubles, Exacta and Quinella will follow in September. In line with the new pooling arrangement, Quartet will be rebranded ‘First 4’, consistent with the SuperTAB naming convention.

Under the new agreement, RWWA also has the option to apply to participate in international combined pools hosted by foreign wagering operators such as Singapore and South Africa, rather than operating WA only pools. As and when Tabcorp enters into further international arrangements, RWWA will also have the option of applying to participate thereby providing its customers with the biggest international betting pools.

With almost all WA’s pari-mutuel turnover combined with SuperTAB, Western Australian TAB customers will benefit significantly from the biggest pools in the country.

In announcing the new pooling agreement RWWA CEO Richard Burt said “our customers have been keen to see combined pools for some time. With the new agreement we can deliver on this. RWWA is focused on improving its customer service and offering bigger pools is a key part of this commitment. Customers will have access to stable competitive dividends and consistency in the display on SKY Channel. The benefits of the new pooling agreement will also apply to all WA (TAB) race clubs.

This cements our position as a significant long term player in Australia’s premier betting pool. RWWA’s pari-mutuel and fixed odds offering is now one of the best in Australia, complemented by its new age ‘Phoenix’ betting system, ‘TABozbet’ online and ‘Tabtouch’ / ‘Playeronline’ mobile platforms and retail wagering infrastructure” Burt said.