Bookmaker sites crash ahead of Melbourne Cup
Multiple media outlets reported about widespread betting site crashes ahead of the Melbourne Cup. Reports flowed in across both news and social media about Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and the TAB going down, costing the bookmakers millions of dollars in unplaced bets. Your Money, the rebranded Sky Business News, invited Retail Directions' MD Andrew Gorecki to comment on the outages, which seem to occur yearly. Andrew noted that it's all retail and retail demands mission-critical systems, which means that they need to be designed with the expectation of failure. Technology is secondary in mission-critical systems - architecture, design, and planning are key. This is the approach Retail Directions uses in the development of our retail platform to ensure our clients are insulated from such outages.