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Notice Title

Amendments to the Betting Rules

Pursuant to sections 52 and 54 of the Racing Act 2003, the New Zealand Racing Board hereby gives notice of the following amendments to the Betting Rules*.
Change #1
Rule 12 CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO FIXED ODDS RACE BETTING is amended by adding the following new rule:
12.17 Special Options
From time to time the Board may offer special options on Fixed Odds Race Betting. The applicable condition relating to that special option will be displayed in the option notation on the Board’s website at the time of offering the market.
Should any eventuality occur not covered by the condition relating to the special option then the Board will look for suitable parallels within the Betting Rules as an aid to bet Settlement.
Change #2
Rule 14 CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO FIXED ODDS SPORTS BETTING is amended by adding the following new rule:
14.17 Special Options
From time to time the Board may offer special options on Fixed Odds Sports Betting. The applicable condition relating to that special option will be displayed in the option notation on the Board’s website at the time of offering the market.
Should any eventuality occur not covered by the condition relating to the special option then the Board will look for suitable parallels within the Betting Rules as an aid to bet Settlement.
Change #3
Rule 15 SPORT SPECIFIC RULES is amended by the addition of new Rule 15.10(n) as follows:
15.10 Cricket
Limited Over Matches (including Twenty20)
Head to Head:
(m) All bets will be Settled on the Official Result. In the event of a tie Rule 14.13 Dead Heats will apply. Notwithstanding, if there is an official method prescribed in the competition rules to determine a winner in the
event of a tie, bets will be Settled on the winner of the match as a result of that method.
Tied Matches:
(n) With the exception of head to head betting (as above), in the event of a tie, any subsequent super over, bowl off, or other similar method for determining an outcome of the match, does not count towards the result of any other option.
Change #4
Rule 15 SPORT SPECIFIC RULES is amended by a change to Rule 15.12(c) and the addition of new Rules 15.12(d), (e), (f), (g), (h) and (i) as follows:
15.12 Football
Top Series/Competition/Tournament Goal Scorer:
(c) Bets will be Settled on the official competition results (regardless of whether all matches are played or not). Rule 14.13 Dead Heats Rules will apply. Bets on players not named in at least one starting XI will be Void. Goals scored during extra time will count for top goal scorer markets.
Tournament Totals:
(d) For tournament total markets including goals, red cards, yellow cards and corners, extra time does not count.
Relegation Betting:
(e) Bets will be Settled based on the position on the final day of the season regardless of any subsequent disqualifications or points deductions. Bets will be Voided on any team that does not fulfil its fixtures and complete the season.
Player Specials:
(f) For all player specials such as to score a goal or to score a hat-trick, the player must start the match at kickoff for
bets to stand.
Total Match Corners:
(g) Bets on the number of corners in a match refers to corners taken rather than corners awarded. If a corner is awarded but the whistle blows for the end of the match before it is taken, then it will not count towards total corners. If there is a dispute over the number of corners, the result will be obtained from Sportinglife.com or another website that provides results if Sportinglife.com is not available.
Top Team Goal Scorer:
(h) Bets will be Settled on the player scoring the most goals including extra time but excluding penalty shoot outs. Bets will be Void on any player not starting at least one match.
First Goal Method:
(i) For the purpose of this market a "shot" is considered to be an effort on goal propelled by a body part below the waist, a "header" an effort on goal propelled by a body part above the waist. Only one outcome will be Settled as
a winner, therefore if the goal is a penalty, then "penalty" will be Settled as a winner while "shot from inside
the penalty box" will be Settled as a loser. Similarly, if the goal is scored directly from a free-kick, "direct from free-kick" will be Settled as a winner while "shot from outside the penalty box" will be Settled as a loser.
Change #5
Rule 15 SPORT SPECIFIC RULES is amended by the addition of new Rule 15.19 as follows:
15.19 Rowing
(a) Results will be determined by Podium Placing regardless of subsequent disqualifications.
(b) Competitors are deemed to have taken part once they have lined up for the first heat. If they subsequently Withdraw for any reason, including disqualification, bets will be Settled as losers.
These Rules come into force on 9 June 2010.
Full copies of the Betting Rules may be inspected on request at TAB offices, downloaded from the New Zealand Racing Board website
www.nzracingboard.co.nz
or may be purchased from the New Zealand Racing Board, PO Box 38899, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045.
Dated at Wellington this 13th day of May 2010.
ANDREW BROWN, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Racing Board.
*Supplement to the New Zealand Gazette, 25 August 2003, No. 113, page 2981