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.
Deleted words are struck out and in red.
These amendments to the Betting Rules are as follows:
15.22 Rugby League
[DELETE] (a) Match betting includes any extra time with the exception of Options where “Draw” is an available selection. Where teams are tied after extra time Rule 14.13 Dead Heats will apply. Options where ‘Draw’ is an available selection will be paid out at the end of normal time e.g. ‘Winning Team & Margin’ ‘Half/Full Time Double’, ‘Winning Margin Spread’. All other options where ‘Draw’ is not an available selection will include extra time. Eg Head to Head, Points Start, 1st and Last Try Scorer, To Score a Try, Total Combined Points.
(b) In ‘1st Try Scorer’ betting, bets on players who have not yet taken the field at any stage before the first try is scored will be Void.
(c) In ‘To Score A Try’ betting, bets on players who do not take the field will be Void. Returns are paid once only regardless of how many tries a player scores.
(d) In ‘Last Try Scorer’ betting, bets on players who do not take the field will be Void.
[DELETE] Top Series/Competition/Tournament Try Scorer/Points Scorer:
(e) Bets will be settled on the official competition results (regardless of whether all matches are played or not). Rule 14.13 Dead Heats applies. Bets on any player not named in at least one starting XIII will be Void.
15.22 Rugby League
[INSERT] Outright Betting
(a) Bets on markets such as Premiership/Minor Premiership/To Make the Grand Final/Top 4/Top 8/Least Wins/Top Points Scorer/Top Try Scorer etc will be Settled on the official competition results. Rule 14.13 Dead Heat applies. For the avoidance of doubt, no bet will be Void or Refunded:
(i) By virtue of any team or teams being deducted competition points due to a breach or breaches of competition rules; or
(ii) By virtue of one or more competition match not being played.
[INSERT] Match Betting
(b) All bets will be Settled on the Official Result which will include any additional/extra time. In the event of a match being a draw after any additional/extra time:
(i) Rule 14.13 Dead Heat will apply to Head to Head bets only; and
(ii) Any bet that did not correctly select a draw as the relevant result will be unsuccessful, regardless of whether a draw was, or was not, available for selection within the applicable option.
(c) If a match is postponed, but rescheduled to a date that is less than 7 days after the original scheduled date (local time), all bets will stand. If the match is not rescheduled, or rescheduled to a date that is more than 7 days after the original scheduled date (local time), all bets will be Void.
(d) If a match is abandoned before the end of full-time, but is completed within 7 days (local time) all bets will stand. If the match is not rescheduled, or is rescheduled to a date that is more than 7 days after the original match date (local time), all bets will be Void with the exception of bets where the result had already been determined prior to the abandonment of play.
(e) In all ‘Try Scorer’ markets, bets stand if a player is included in the final 17-man match day squad, regardless of whether the player takes the field or not. All Bets on players who do not make the final 17-man match day squad will be deemed Void.
(f) In the event of a penalty try being awarded, the player credited with the try in accordance with the Official Result will be deemed the successful selection within relevant betting options. Where the Official Result does not credit a player with the try, the Board may, in its sole discretion, determine who would have scored the try were it not for the penalty being committed (and deem that player the successful selection within relevant betting options).
(g) In ‘Most Tries Head to Head’ betting options, all bets will be Void if either player does not take the field with the starting 13.
(h) For ‘Time of 1st Try’ betting, results are based on the relevant competition’s official match clock. For resulting purposes, a try is deemed to have been scored at the time the ball is grounded in goal, not when the referee awards the try.
These Rules come into force on 10 March 2017.
Full copies of the Betting Rules may be inspected on request at TAB offices or downloaded from the New Zealand Racing Board website: www.tab.co.nz.
Further enquiries can be made to New Zealand Racing Board, PO Box 38899, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045.
Dated at Wellington this 7th day of March 2017.
JOHN ALLEN, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Racing Board.