GAMING & LEISURE Alert: April 2014 Industry Update

17 April 2014


On 10 June 2011, a National Policy on Match-Fixing in Sport was endorsed by all Australian sports ministers in an effort to combat match-fixing and associated undesirable sports betting activities in Australia. A National Operational Sports Betting Model was then agreed to by the various State and Territory sports ministers on 30 September 2011 (Model). As a result, the Racing Administration Amendment (Sports Betting National Operational Model) Bill 2014 (NSW) (Sports Betting Bill) was introduced in the Legislative Assembly on 19 March 2014. Its purpose is to implement the Model in NSW and regulate betting on sporting events.

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