Tatts group


Discontinued operations

Tatts Pokies

Tatts Pokies operated over 13,000 gaming machines in Victoria starting from 1994. However the company’s licence expired on 16 August 2012 and was not renewed.

The expiration of the licence led Tatts to sue The State of Victoria for compensation under a contract government signed with them in the mid 1990s. In the contract the Victorian state government signed, Tatts Group would be entitled to compensation for the infrastructure they had to pay for to set up their Tatts Pokies operation. The government materially benefited from this infrastructure.

The government argued that the contract stated that compensation would be paid if «licences» were granted to any other party from 2012, but instead they granted «entitlements» to other operators and thus alleged they didn’t have to pay the compensation.

On 26 June 2014, The Supreme Court of Victoria found that the «entitlements» were in effect licences under the contract government signed, and awarded Tatts Group $451,157,286 Australian Dollars plus court costs and interest.

Tabcorp Holdings also sued The State of Victoria under a separate agreement it had made with government, however the Supreme court of Victoria said that their agreement clearly only referred to the specific licences of the time and thus Victorian Government owed no compensation to Tabcorp. Tabcorp has since appealed this verdict.

On 8 July 2014 The State of Victoria lodged an appeal in an attempt to avoid paying Tatts Group the compensation. Tatts has stated it will defend the appeal.

Talarius PLC

Talarius PLC operates gaming machine arcades in the United Kingdom under the brands Quicksilver, Winners and Silvers. The company operates more slot machines in the United Kingdom than any other company, with 7,461 machines spread across 173 venues. Tatts Group sold the UK slot business in 2016 to Austrian gambling equipment manufacturer Novomatic Group.



From Proto-Uralic *tukta (“cross-beam”). Cognate with Finnish (“thwart (of a ship)”), Komi-Zyrian тік (tïk, “cross wood, cross bar”), and Selkup (“thwart (of a ship)”).


tat (plural )

  1. (nautical) stern (the rear part or after end of a ship or vessel)


Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
non-attributivepossessive — singular
non-attributivepossessive — plural
Possessive forms of tat
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tatjaim
2nd person sing. tatod tatjaid
3rd person sing. tatja tatjai
1st person plural tatunk tatjaink
2nd person plural tatotok tatjaitok
3rd person plural tatjuk tatjaik

tat in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.


Etymology 1edit

From Hindi टाट (ṭāṭ, “thick canvas”)

tat ( and , plural )

  1. (, Britain) Cheap and vulgar tastelessness; sleaze.
  2. (, Britain) Cheap, tasteless, useless goods; trinkets.
  3. (, India) Gunny cloth made from the fibre of the Corchorus olitorius (jute).

vulgar tastelessness — see sleaze

Etymology 2edit

Origin unknown. Perhaps the same as etymology 1, above, or perhaps a from . Attested since the 19th century.


tat (third-person singular simple present , present participle , simple past and past participle )

  1. (, ) To make (something by) tatting.

to produce by tatting

Etymology 3edit

From Hindi टट्टू (ṭaṭṭū, “pony”)

tat (plural )

  1. (India, ) A pony

    1879, Val Cameron Prinsep, Glimpses of Imperial India, page 206:And so each morning before daybreak I am up, and having dispatched my luggage on the backs of coolies after much noise and bustle, without which no natives can work, I mount my tat as the sun begins to touch the higher hills, and start on my morning ride of twelve miles.


Etymology 4edit

of ; see further etymology there.

tat (plural )

  1. () A tattoo.


tat (third-person singular simple present , present participle , simple past and past participle )

  1. () To apply a tattoo

    2016 May 5, Fifth Harmony, “Write on Me”, 7/27, Epic Records, Sysco Music
    Write on me / Love the way you tat me up


slang: tattoo — see tattoo

AT&T, att

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