Sportsbet Employees Switching to Beteasy – Legal Actions Taken

Online sportsbook Sportsbet has taken legal actions to try and stop their employees from quitting their current job and move over to Beteasy, a sportsbook founded by Sportsbet’s former CEO Matthew Tripp. Sportsbet has filed an injunction in the Victorian Supreme Court this Thursday, claiming that an employee named Kelli Carpanini started working for Tripp’s company, breaching a “non-compete restrain period”.

Sportsbet, which is owned by Irish betting power house Paddy Power, also claimed that Carpanini also breached her contract by not keeping communications confidential. The case had its hearing today (Friday), but has been postponed with the agreement of both parties involved.

The case might just be the beginning of legal actions for Tripp, as he is trying to enter the huge global online betting market after having enforced leave due to the sale of Sportsbet to Paddy Power. The forced leave ended on March 1st, where Tripp and the rest of Sportsbet’s original investment and management team from 2005 bought the assets of troubled bookie Betezy and renamed it to Beteasy.

The betting environment has changed rapidly since Tripp had bought up Sportsbet in 2005, as Paddy Power, William Hill and Ladbrokes all have started to work in the continent. It will be interesting to see if Tripp can turn around yet another sportsbook and make it successful. 

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.  

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