Landmark pooling deal with PMU allows TAB punters access to French tote pools

TAB punters now have the chance to access tote pools on racing from France under a new co-mingling agreement between Tabcorp and France’s main betting operator, PMU. 
The new deal is the first to allow Australian punters’ bets to be co-mingled into a European hosted pool. The change will see far deeper and more stable pools in place for French thoroughbred and trotting meetings. 
Currently, Tabcorp’s Sky Racing broadcasts a number of French meetings per day with the possibility of additional meets being shown under the new deal. TAB win and place bets on French racing will be pooled into PMU’s pool via Tabcorp’s PGI tote hub. 

Victorian customers will be the first customers to gain access to the PMU tote pools. 

The new pooling arrangement builds on existing deals involving racing from New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa. 
Tabcorp GM International Paul Cross said the opportunity highlights the strength of Tabcorp’s reputation in the international arena. 
“This co-mingling arrangement aligns with our strategy of finding new international tote liquidity, using our reputation, capability and relationships to strike deals that benefit our punters.  
“Customers will now be able to watch quality racing from France and access much higher tote pools. The deal offers customers the opportunity to bet into larger tote pools late at night in Australia.” 

PMU International Director Aymeric Verlet said: “This co-mingling agreement on French racing represents an important milestone in our long-standing partnership with Tabcorp. 

“As with our other pooling partners around the world, this will enhance the attractiveness of Tabcorp's horse betting offering and provide Australian punters with greater stability in the odds offered. This new step in our partnership marks the recognition of our expertise as a global horse racing operator and the excellence of French racing.