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Betting Rule Amendment Notice (No. 1) 2019

Pursuant to section 54 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:

13.3 American Football

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(d) In the event of a tie at the completion of any overtime, all relevant Betting Options (such as “Head to Head” or “Margin Betting”) where a was not a Selection offered will be declared void by the Board.

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(d) In the event of a tie at the completion of any overtime, all relevant Betting Options (such as “Head to Head” or “Margin Betting”) where a tie or draw was not a Selection offered will be declared void by the Board.

13.10 Boxing

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(h) Round betting: In respect of the “Pick The Round” Betting Option (or similar):

(i) where a boxer fails to answer the bell for the next round, his opponent will be declared to have won the contest in the previous round.

(ii) in the event that a technical decision or technical draw is declared all bets will be losing bets.

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(h) Round betting: In respect of the “Pick The Round” Betting Option (or similar):

(i) where a boxer fails to answer the bell for the next round, his opponent will be declared to have won the contest in the previous round.

(ii) in the event that a decision, technical decision or technical draw is declared all bets will be losing bets.

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13.11 Cricket

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(c) For the purposes of this Rule 13.11 (and all cricket betting):

(i) an “innings reaching its natural conclusion” refers to an innings which has not been concluded due to external factors such as rain or bad light. A team being bowled out, declaring or reaching the required runs targets is considered an innings reaching its natural conclusion;

(ii) a “Limited Overs Match” is a match that has a set number of overs for each batting side. For example, a one-day match or Twenty20 match;

(iii) an “Unlimited Overs Match” is a match where a batting side is not restricted in the number of overs it may bat. For example, a three-day, four-day or test match;

(iv) A batsperson that retires from an innings will not be considered as a wicket for the bowling side and, for the avoidance of doubt, he or she will not be considered “out”; and

(v) In the event of a tie, any subsequent “Super Over”, “Bowl Off” or similar method for determining an outcome, will only apply for determining the outcome of the match for the purposes of “Head to Head” Betting Options, and not count for the purposes of any other Betting Options.

(vi) In the event of a tie at the completion of the match, all relevant Betting Options (such as “Winning Margin”) where a was not a Selection offered will be declared void by the Board. However, for Sheffield Shield matches the team that earns the most competition points from the match will be declared the winner.

(f) Cricket Specific Betting Options: Unless an innings reaches its natural conclusion, and subject to Rules 12.13(b) and 13.11(d), the following rules apply to the relevant Betting Options or the part of a relevant Betting Option.

(xii) Overs (for example, “Next Over”, “First Over” or “Runs Overs 6 to 10”): The stated number of overs must be completed for bets to stand.

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(c) For the purposes of this Rule 13.11 (and all cricket betting):

(i) an “innings reaching its natural conclusion” refers to an innings which has not been concluded due to external factors such as rain or bad light. A team being bowled out, declaring or reaching the required runs targets is considered an innings reaching its natural conclusion.

(ii) a “Limited Overs Match” is a match that has a set number of overs for each batting side. For example, a one-day match or Twenty20 match.

(iii) an “Unlimited Overs Match” is a match where a batting side is not restricted in the number of overs it may bat. For example, a three-day, four-day or test match.

(iv) A batsperson that retires from an innings will not be considered as a wicket for the bowling side and, for the avoidance of doubt, he or she will not be considered “out”. For the avoidance of doubt, if a batsperson retires then bets on the “Next Person Out” (including “Next Man Out”) Betting Option which includes that retired batsperson will be declared void.

(v) In the event of a tie, any subsequent “Super Over”, “Bowl Off” or similar method for determining an outcome, will only apply for determining the outcome of the match for the purposes of “Head to Head” Betting Options, and not count for the purposes of any other Betting Options.

(vi) In the event of a tie at the completion of the match, all relevant Betting Options (such as “Winning Margin”) where a draw or tie was not a Selection offered will be declared void by the Board. However, for Sheffield Shield matches the team that earns the most competition points from the match will be declared the winner.

(f) Cricket Specific Betting Options: Unless an innings reaches its natural conclusion, and subject to Rules 12.13(b) and 13.11(d), the following rules apply to the relevant Betting Options or the part of a relevant Betting Option.

(xii) Overs (for example, “Next Over”, “First Over” or “Runs Overs 6 to 10”):

(i) the stated number of overs must be completed for bets to stand; and

(ii) zero is considered an even number of runs.

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13.14 Football

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(d) Subject to Rule 12.13(b), where 90% of Normal has not been completed and the referee ends the match early all bets will be declared void. For the avoidance of doubt, bets on the “Last Goal Scorer” Betting Option will be declared void in such instances.

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(d) Subject to Rule 12.13(b), where 90% of Normal Time has not been completed and the referee ends the match early all bets will be declared void. For the avoidance of doubt, bets on the “Last Goal Scorer” Betting Option will be declared void in such instances.

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(c) “Head to Head” Betting Options where no is offered as a Selection will include any extra time.

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(c) “Head to Head” Betting Options where “Draw” is not offered as a Selection will include any extra time.

13.18 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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(e) Round betting/Total Rounds: In respect of Betting Options relating to the number of rounds:

(i) if the scheduled number of rounds changes then all bets will be declared void.

(ii) where a fighter fails to answer the bell for the next round, his opponent will be declared to have won the contest in the previous round.

(iii) one minute and 30 seconds will be considered half a round. For example, a bet on there to be “Over 10.5 rounds”, the fight will need to last at least one minute and 30 seconds in the 11th round for the bet to be a winning bet.

(f) Points Handicap: For the “Points Handicap” Betting Option, the outcome will be determined by the cumulative scores of the judges’ scorecards. In the event that the fight ends by KO or submission, the winner of the fight will be declared to have covered his or her handicap.

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(e) Round betting: In respect of the “Pick The Round” Betting Option (or similar):

(i) where a fighter fails to answer the bell for the next round, his opponent will be declared to have won the contest in the previous round.

(ii) in the event that a decision, technical decision or technical draw is declared all bets will be losing bets.

(f) Total Rounds: In respect of Betting Options relating to the number of rounds, including “Total Rounds”:

(i) if the scheduled number of rounds changes then all bets will be declared void.

(ii) where a fighter fails to answer the bell for the next round, his opponent will be declared to have won the contest in the previous round.

(iii) two minutes and 30 seconds will be considered half a round. For example, a bet on there to be “Over 1.5 rounds”, the fight will need to last at least two minutes and 30 seconds in the 2nd round for the bet to be a winning bet.

(g) Points Handicap: For the “Points Handicap” Betting Option, the outcome will be determined by the cumulative scores of the judges’ scorecards. In the event that the fight ends by KO or submission, the winner of the fight will be declared to have covered his or her handicap.

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(j) Tryscorer Betting (For example, “To Score A Try”, “1st Try Scorer”, etc.): For the purposes of “Tryscorer” Betting Options, the following rules apply:

(i) Bets on a player will be declared void where he or she is not in the starting 17-person squad. Otherwise, betting is All In.

(ii) Where a Penalty Try is awarded, and “Penalty Try” is not a Selection in the Betting Option, then Winning Selections will be determined by the next try. By way of example only, if the first try of the game is a penalty try (and “Penalty Try” is not a Selection in the Betting Option), then the player to score the second try will be considered the “1st Try Scorer” (as well as the “2nd Tryscorer”). In such a case, the outcome of the “2nd Tryscorer” Betting Option will be determined by the second try of the game (notwithstanding that the first try was a penalty try). In addition, if there is no 2nd Tryscorer then there will be no 1st Tryscorer.

(iii) Unless otherwise stated, where no tries are scored, and “No Try” is not a Selection in the Betting Option, then bets will be declared void.

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(j) Tryscorer Betting (For example, “To Score A Try”, “1st Try Scorer”, etc.): For the purposes of “Tryscorer” Betting Options, the following rules apply:

(i) Bets on a player will be declared void where he or she is not in the starting 17-person squad. Otherwise, betting is All In.

(ii) For “1st Try Scorer” and “Last Try Scorer” Betting Options only, where a Penalty Try is awarded, and “Penalty Try” is not a Selection in the Betting Option, then the Winning Selection will be the player who would have scored the try if not for the infringement that lead to the penalty try being awarded (as determined by the Board in its sole discretion).

(iii) Unless otherwise stated, where no tries are scored, and “No Try” is not a Selection in the Betting Option, then bets will be declared void.

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These Rules come into force on 19 March 2019.

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 14th day of March 2019.

JOHN ALLEN, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Racing Board.