Pursuant to section 54 of the Racing Act 2003, the Racing Industry Transition Agency 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.
These amendments to the Betting Rules are as follows:
(a) Subject to Rule 12.13(b), if an Esports Betting Event is postponed and rescheduled to occur or resumed within 48 hours of the original scheduled start time, all bets will stand. If the event is postponed for a period longer than 48 hours then the Board will declare all bets void.
(b) Tournament betting: Subject to Rule 12.13(b), if an Esports tournament is abandoned then all bets will be declared void.
(c) If the scheduled number of Maps changes then all bets will be declared void except for:
(i) All Betting Options determined solely by who is the winner of the match (for example, “Head to Head” or “To Win”); and
(ii) “First Map” or “Map 1” Betting Options.
(d) Player Changes: Where a player withdraws prior to the start of a match:
(i) All bets on that player will be declared void; and
(ii) All other bets will stand unless provided that a replacement or “stand in” player replaces the player who has withdrawn from the match.
(e) Team Name Change: Where a team name changes (including but not limited by the change of a sponsor) bets will stand provided that the team’s player roster remains the same.
(f) In Play Betting:
(i) If a Map is declared a draw as a result of a technical or connection issue (or similar), all In Play Bets on that Map’s specific Betting Options will be declared void.
(ii) If a Map is replayed all In Play Bets on that Map’s specific Betting Options will be declared void.
(g) Esports Specific Betting Options: The following rules apply to the relevant Betting Options or the part of a relevant Betting Option:
(i) “First” Betting Options: In respect of the following “First” Betting Options (including but not limited to “First Kill/First Blood”, “First Tower/Inhibitor”, “First Barracks”, “First Dragon”, “First Baron”, or “First Aegis”, unless otherwise stated, where the relevant outcome does not occur (by way of example only, where there is no first kill for the “First Kill/First Blood” Betting Option), then bets will be declared void.
(ii) Most Kills: In the event that a “Most Kills” Betting Option ends in a tie, all bets will be declared void by the Board unless a tie or draw Selection was offered in the Betting Option.
These Rules come into force on 24 March 2020.
Full copies of the Betting Rules may be inspected on request at TAB offices or downloaded from the Racing Industry Transition Agency website www.tab.co.nz.
Further enquiries can be made to Racing Industry Transition Agency, PO Box 38899, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045.
Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of March 2020.
DEAN McKENZIE, Executive Chair of the Racing Industry Transition Agency.