QUEENSLAND punters could soon be able to place bets at shopping centres or newsagents under an initiative by TattsBet, reports Racing Network.

Tatts, according to a report in the Brisbane Courier Mail, are flagging the introduction of self service betting terminals away from the traditional retail outlets and pubs.

The Courier Mail says the State Government is “open” to the idea of changing legislation to allow betting terminals at what it calls mainstream venues.

It quotes Tatts Bet Managing Director Robbie Cooke acknowledging the betting giant is looking at “new business opportunities”.

“If there was appetite for self service terminals in new locations outside the traditional pub and club environment, it’s something we would explore provided it met the regulatory requirements,” Cooke told the Courier Mail.

“Tatts will continue to look at new business opportunities to increase our retail footprint.”

Late last month Tatts secured wagering rights in Queensland for the next 30 years in a $4.5 billion deal that is projected to provide an additional $850 million to the Queensland racing industry.