Litigation initiated in New South Wales, Australia by Sportsbet yielded a positive result this week when a federal court ruled that the way in which horse racing authorities collect fees is discriminatory against major bookmakers.
Justice Perram ruled that attempts to exempt the TAB and local NSW bookies from the fee were protectionist.
As a result, he upheld arguments put by Darwin-based corporate bookmaker Sportsbet, which claimed all interstate bookies were discriminated against.
Racing NSW were ordered to pay back Sportsbet more than $2 million in fees collected.
The Australian newspaper reports that Sportsbet’s challenge was against a 1.5% fee on the amount of “back bets” placed through wagering operators conducting business in NSW.
WSOP day 19 highlights
Day 19 saw another action-packed session at the 41st World Series of Togel Singapore Poker as new bracelets were won and fresh events kicked off, with UK player James Dempsey narrowly missing his second bracelet and serial side better Tom Dwan still hunting for his first.
By the completion of Day 3 play around 9pm Vegas time Tuesday in event 24, a $1,000 No-limit Hold’em competition, a final table had been formed from the nine survivors of an original field of 3,289, with JD McNamara holding the lead on 2,393,000 ahead of Kiet Tran Tuan (2,311,000) and Blake Kelso (1,166,000).
Other members of the final table, which will play to a conclusion on Day 4, were John Tolbert, David Cai, Denis Murphy, Greg Pohler, Michael Gross and Jeffrey Tebben.
The event saw 512 players start Day 2 but only 30 of them lasted through to the start of Day 3. Casualties along the way included a multi-tournamenting Tom Dwan and UK female ace Liv Boeree.
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