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NSW Hunter region local Rich Hampton has been crowned the inaugural winner of the Sportspick Punters Challenge Championship. 


Run over 10 weeks, the Championship was a Sportspick funded national competition that supported the weekly Saturday Punters Challenge tipping competition, which runs in local pubs and hotels across the country.  


Patrons play in their local venue competition, giving them a chance to use their horse race tipping skills to win the weekly local jackpot and go into the draw for the national Punters Challenge Championship final, with a total prize pool of $25,000. 


Hampton, who calls Huntlee Tavern his local, had the winning tip out of more than 34,000 submissions to claim the top prize of $10,000. 


"What started off as an initiative to help venues attract more patrons and further engage their regulars, has really taken off. The way that venue operators have embraced the competition speaks volumes, and we’ve had so much interest from venues that are now wanting to host the weekly Punters Challenge on Sportspick, regardless of the Championship. They’ve seen the uplift in the impact for their Saturday trade, and the energy that the Saturday tipping staple has brought amongst their patrons." said Gregg Downward, Head of Sports Engagement, Sportspick. 


The second season of Punters Challenge Championship jumps off on Saturday 19 August, at participating Sportspick venues across the country. 


About Sportspick 

Sportspick is Australia’s leading sports and racing tipping platform, an always-on weekly visitation tool designed to enhance the experience of watching sports and racing all year around. Accessible via an in-venue terminal, or the Sportspick app, it is designed for pubs, hotels, and venues in mind. 


Sportspick is part of Entain Venues, who are focused on enriching the in-venue experience for venues and patrons alike, with other entertainment brands such as the Australian Poker League (APL), InnQUIZitive, QuizzaMe! And DJ Bingo.  


Sportspick and the other Entain Venue brands provide choices for venues to not only increase dwell time and re-energise quiet spaces, but also with solutions to help venues engage their customers of all ages, on any day of the week.  


Entain Venues powers entertainment for more than 1,000 venues Australia-wide, driving more than 1.5 million visits in venues across 2022.  


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Contact Information: 

Entain Venues 

Mitchell Nunis 

0403 008 003  


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