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.
(a) Match betting is conducted according to Normal Time unless otherwise stated. If a match is abandoned, bets will be Void unless a result has already been determined.
(b) In "1st Goal Scorer" betting the confirmation of the result of the first goal scorer will be obtained from Sportinglife.com or another website that provides results if Sportinglife.com is not available. Bets will be Settled on the scorer as determined at the end of the match. Any subsequent alterations will not count for betting purposes. Own goals do not count in first goal scorer betting. If an own goal is the only score of the match, the result of that first goal scorer betting option will be the "No Goal" selection. Bets on players who have not taken the field at any stage before the first goal is scored will be Void.
Top Series/Competition/Tournament/Team Goal Scorer:
(c) Bets will be Settled on the official competition results (regardless of whether all matches are played or not). Goals scored during extra time will count for top goal scorer markets. Bets placed on a player to be the top scorer in a given tournament will stand as long as the player is named in the squad and has the opportunity to play in the named tournament. If more than one player finishes on the same number of goals, then Rule 14.13 Dead Heat Rules will apply (any tournament top scorer award, for example "Golden Boot" is ignored for settlement purposes).
(d) For tournament total markets including goals, red cards, yellow cards and corners, extra time counts but goals scored in penalty shoot outs do not.
(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.
(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.
First Goal Method:
(h) 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.
These Rules come into force on 30 May 2014.
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 23rd day of May 2014.
CHRIS BAYLISS, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Racing Board.
*Supplement to the New Zealand Gazette, 25 August 2003, No. 113, page 2981