Pursuant to section 52 of the Racing Act 2003, the New Zealand Racing Board hereby gives notice of the following amendments to the Betting Rules published as a Supplement to the New Zealand Gazette, 25 August 2003, No. 113, page 2981.
Please delete the information from "15.26 Swimming" to "15.29 Yachting" and replace with the following:
(a) All bets stand regardless of any postponement provided the event starts within 3 days of the scheduled start time.
(b) All bets stand regardless of any change of venue.
(c) Results will be determined by Podium Placing and will not take into account any subsequent disqualifications or changes.
Bets will be Settled on the Podium Placing regardless of any subsequent disqualifications.
(a) A tennis match is deemed to have started with the first serve of the match. For head to head betting including in-play betting, if one player Withdraws or is disqualified and the match has already started, the player progressing to the next round will be deemed the winner.
(b) If the match has not started, all bets will be Void.
(c) In the event that there is no next round, for example in round robin and Davis Cup events, when a player Withdraws or is disqualified and the match has already started, their opponent will be deemed to be the winner.
(d) In the event of a change to playing surface, venue or change from indoor to outdoor and vice versa, before or during a match or tournament, all bets stand for match and tournament betting.
(e) When a match is reduced from five sets to three sets, then head to head betting will stand but all other bets will be Void unless the result has already been determined. When a match is reduced from three sets to one set, then head to head betting is Void. All other bets are also Void unless the result has already been determined.
(f) For sets betting, the match must be completed for bets to stand. If a player Withdraws for any reason before the required sets are completed, then all bets will be Void. If the number of sets change, all bets are Void.
(g) For first and second set winner, handicap betting, set scores and all totals betting including total games, total sets and total aces, if the match is not completed all bets will be Void unless the result has already been determined.
(h) For outright tournament betting, bets will be Void if a player does not take part in any match. If a player has started the tournament, then Withdraws for any reason, bets on that player will be losers.
(i) For game betting, if a game is completed after an interruption or played in subsequent days, all bets will stand for that game. If a game is completed by the awarding of a penalty point by the umpire, the game shall be deemed to be complete. However, if a game is completed by the awarding of a penalty game by the umpire, all bets shall be Void. If a player retires from a match while a game is in progress, but before that game has been completed, that game shall be deemed to be incomplete and all bets Void. If a particular game is not played because a set has already been completed, all bets are Void. A tiebreaker is not recognised as a game.
(j) The above Rules also apply to doubles and team events.
Results will be determined by Podium Placing.
When a race is postponed by more than 12 hours (for any reason), all bets will be Void."
These Rules come into force on 1 December 2013.
Full copies of the Betting Rules may be inspected on request at TAB offices, downloaded from the New Zealand Racing Board website
or may be purchased from the New Zealand Racing Board, PO Box 38899, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045.
Dated at Wellington this 22nd day of November 2013.
CHRIS BAYLISS, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Racing Board.