Final call for bets in Gladstone
PUNTERS will have less options when it comes to placing an in-person bet when the region's last TAB agency closes its doors in less than two months.
The Dawson Rd agency, located next to Dicey's Bar and Grill, is Gladstone's only dedicated TAB venue.
A Tabcorp spokesman said the agency would shut on May 29.
"While the Dawson Rd TAB will close when the lease on its premises expires on May 29, there are still six other TAB venues in Gladstone allowing punters to place bets with us in person," he said.
The tab.ubet.com venue finder also lists pub TAB locations at Calliope and Tannum Sands, while TAB venues also exist at the Miriam Vale Hotel and Agnes Water Tavern.
It's understood Tabcorp is dedicated to retaining a strong retail presence and that retail betting formed almost half of Tabcorp's first-half results for the 2018/19 financial year.
Retail betting includes TAB agencies and pub TAB venues.
Tabcorp made a $3.5billion turnover in digital (online betting) for the first half of 18/19, retail betting raked in almost $4billion.