The punting experience should be one that makes the punter feel good while he is getting fleeced.
But any fleecing is up to the punter - not the corporates - they don't twist your arm to make you bet.
I'm hoping that Tatts really has consulted widely enough to "get it" that here in the deep north we do NOT want to have change just for the sake of it.
The mess created by TABCORP in the deep south when they "upgraded" their websites was not too well received by the rank and file.
I still don't understand why they changed something that was working ok. There should be a lesson there
From what I've seen of it, the only thing I like so far about the UBET site is the addition of live racing.
Looks and feels too simialr to the TAB site(s). Not good for me, and maybe others are not too comfortable with it - don't know.
I reckon the people at Tatts are savvy enough to realise that punters do not like being moved from their comfort zone too much.
If there is truly a will to "take on" the (other) corporates then we have every reason to be excited about what is being planned at THQ.
I wish they would stop referring to their opposition as "the corporates" though ... as if Tatts is not.
Tatts will refuse a bet at fixed odds too if a punter has a strong track record of wins.
These people do not exist to make YOU rich
Having said that, as a partner with RQ now, the symbiosis exists to maximise cash flow, and that can only be achieved if punters patronise their product.