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TAB Cover Up Stories

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How many punters do you think are interested in hearing about many cover up stories about TAB shops and the in-house corruption activities?
I have been working on a long project in writing a book about my knowledge and experiences when working in the industry for some 30years. So many fascinating stories and a few big ones to expose the truth which had been covered up by the TAB board and certain high profile people.
Maybe you have your own stories to tell.
But please no hearsay stories or rumors!
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  • Vincent_vegaVincent_vega    511 posts
    This would be very interesting
  • spinkingspinking    3,804 posts
    There are plenty of the later. The hearsay but if you have the real deal Digby put it out there. One that springs to mind was when they let the jeweler Rosendorf i think on the tick . If my memory is right didnt he succefully sue them

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  • thefalconthefalcon    20,063 posts
    didn't they set rosendorf up with his own TAB machine and let him bet "on the nod"?

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  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    spinking said:

    There are plenty of the later. The hearsay but if you have the real deal Digby put it out there. One that springs to mind was when they let the jeweler Rosendorf i think on the tick . If my memory is right didnt he succefully sue them



    Yes I knew Craig very well. Such a very nice man. They were very interesting days. The CEO and GM were thick as thieves!
  • spinkingspinking    3,804 posts
    Don’t know the bloke from a Fagazi Digby. But your opinion and my opinion of him a miles apart. I reckon the blokes a grub. Does his ar.. then spits the dummy and sues. And the taxpayer

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  • spinkingspinking    3,804 posts
    Foots the bill
  • spinkingspinking    3,804 posts
    Absolute grub in my opinion
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,846 posts
    It would be great if we were all refunded losing bets over the years  $-)

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  • savethegamesavethegame    2,857 posts
    There was the Gloucester Park machine on a Monday night that didn't have a operator, punter was just backing everything in a race then going to other parts of course to collect the winners he was caught.

    Mr Digby you may remember this one Lady in control room who's job was to flick the switch when a race commenced to cease betting, had access to reopen betting, she would reopen betting when a horse was well clear, for 3-4 seconds window. Was alot money that she won remember her age was 57.Does that ring a bell NSW tab.
  • spinkingspinking    3,804 posts
    Didn’t a couple of licensed desperates gain access to a machine upstairs at Gloucester park years back and put tickets through it . They got done for it I think

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  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    > spinking > Don’t know the bloke from a Fagazi Digby. But your opinion and my opinion of him a miles apart. I reckon the blokes a grub. Does his ar.. then spits the dummy and sues. And the taxpayer You have no idea of the full true story!!!
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    I loved how Burt , GM at the time, leaves the organization
    spinking said:

    Absolute grub in my opinion



    You shouldn’t comment because you don’t know the true full story!!!
  • spinkingspinking    3,804 posts
    i will comment on whatever i want to comment about .  If your such a knowall tell  the story seiing you have been involved in the industry for so long . Where is your book. Thats so full of facts
  • Vincent_vegaVincent_vega    511 posts
    spinking said:

    Don’t know the bloke from a Fagazi Digby. But your opinion and my opinion of him a miles apart. I reckon the blokes a grub. Does his ar.. then spits the dummy and sues. And the taxpayer




    I have to agree. We all lose, some people cop it sweet, some people call the whambulance and call in their lawyers to fight their battles for them. Should he have had the machine at his house, no. But Milko wasnt placing the bets for him.

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  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts

    It would be great if we were all refunded losing bets over the years  $-)



    But not all customers get ripped off and also place over 500k

    spinking said:

    Don’t know the bloke from a Fagazi Digby. But your opinion and my opinion of him a miles apart. I reckon the blokes a grub. Does his ar.. then spits the dummy and sues. And the taxpayer




    I have to agree. We all lose, some people cop it sweet, some people call the whambulance and call in their lawyers to fight their battles for them. Should he have had the machine at his house, no. But Milko wasnt placing the bets for him.


    Should have they set him up in a private room and allow over 500k credit bets? Taking full advantage of his sickness? And also backing out and refusing to pay him his commission?
    Much more to the story.
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,846 posts
    Wasn't he given an office above the Barrack St TAB?
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts

    Wasn't he given an office above the Barrack St TAB?

    Up stairs in the training department , also out of Nedlands TAB.


  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    Craig wasn’t the only one who was set up, there were others. It all started in the early 90’s when Richard Burt and his offsiders started ringing around all the agencies. They were pumping agents for all the information of big gamblers in the shops. There were no video cameras in agencies then.
  • goosegoose    1,635 posts
    A recent dearly departed would have a very interesting story to tell you.
  • savethegamesavethegame    2,857 posts
    Thought Ray Bennett was C.E.O of TAB, definitely mid-nineties, then with the inception of RWWA , was the first CEO. Was alleged stakemoney increases were withheld for two years prior when he came on money was getting handed left right centre. Thought Richard Burt come on board later,?

    Do know when Sportsbet made a push for signing up punters in mid nineties had incentives offering punters % on signing up others , with a strong push for losers only. There dollars lost dictated size of bonuses.

    W.A codes are run by profit generated through the TAB See turnover has dropped significantly lately the Spike was Covid driven, 50,000 account holders prior then 110,000 during .

    Row your own boat with addictions.Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, etc etc

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  • spinkingspinking    3,804 posts
    Well Mr Digby explain that one seeing you know the full story. Burt starts ringing around tab's in the early 90 and didnt even become the ceo till a decade later. You say others were set up as well which they may have been but only one starts bleating becuase he lost . Were the others all winners? those losing bets bets placed between 1995-1997 . Still nearly a decade before Burt becomes ceo. Sure you got your dates correct?
  • JayJayJayJay    7,764 posts
    I know Burt became CEO at RWWA in 2007 but wasn't he previously  with the TAB in the 1990's, early 2000's?
  • savethegamesavethegame    2,857 posts
    Jay Jay. looks like musical chairs Burt was GM early nineties. (Tab )Then was CEO after Bennett at RWWA.
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    JayJay said:

    I know Burt became CEO at RWWA in 2007 but wasn't he previously  with the TAB in the 1990's, early 2000's?



    Burt was GM and Bennett CEO.
    Burt left the organization when the shit hit the fan during the Rosendorff case. Once it was all settled out of court, Burt comes back to get the CEO job.
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    I was once on this forum under another alias talking at the Rosendorff case at the time.
    Burt sent one of his off siders Bob Moffitt out to shut me up. He got me out in the back room and gave me a very good talking to. They tried to get me sacked a number of times. Many stories.
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    Later I was invited to the opening of the new Northbridge TAB, as my friend owned it. Few big names were there, food , drinks etc.
    My friend introduced me to Richard Burt, shook his hand and the look on his face when he heard my name was priceless.
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    BTW the agent of East Perth can not sell, even when dropping price to $50k. At 76 he needs to desperately retire. So he is handing the keys in and walking. Just like they did at Northbridge and many others I would imagine. Looks like the shop will no longer be a franchise and the TAB will take over most likely. It will be a shock to the system of any staff that are gamed to work there.
  • savethegamesavethegame    2,857 posts
    Would this first part be correct people that originally brought a franchise example 250k.
    When hoping to move on thinking they had a nest egg in place getting there moneyback was par .

    Wasn't a option only getting offers of 100k.from TAB if that agency wasn't required anymore, TAB saying that it was more then ample, Agent once told me Agents had over 300k in fighting fund knowing one day, what layed ahead, was that money used or agents have too negotiate individual
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    The TAB told the agent of East Perth that he hasn’t been there long enough to be compensated. He will walk with zip!
    He has been there for well over 35 years.

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  • Vincent_vegaVincent_vega    511 posts
    MrDigby said:

    The TAB told the agent of East Perth that he hasn’t been there long enough to be compensated. He will walk with zip!
    He has been there for well over 35 years.


    sounds like a nice franchisor
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