Thursday, 10 July 2008

Betfair and Sportingbet take on NSW government

About time too. The ridiculous protectionist advertising laws in NSW are being taken to task in the Federal Court. Read the story here from the Virtual Formguide.

What's the betting on NSW getting embarrassed like the WA Govt just a few months ago??

3 comments:

  1. Sportingbet are a terrible company who deserve no day in court for anything anyone else does.

    Rather sadly, Betfair don't have many marketing scruples are going the same way when it comes to treating all punters fairly without waffling on about advantage players having the audacity to beat the house.

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  2. The legislation is unconstitutional, and the govt have relied on Australian bookmakers being too small to contest it in a Federal Court. This case, as a sequel to the Betfair v WA case, has the potential to change the landscape of Australian wagering forever, and for the good of punters.

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  3. I guess it takes firms with deep pockets to better things for the punter somewhat, admittedly in the pursuit of more profits for deep pockets.

    I just have a bit of a problem being grateful, when these big firms are allegedly (imo) ripping off the little guy.

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