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Betfair edge closer to their date in court with Racing NSW

Betfair are taking on the crusty establishment at Racing NSW over their plans to introduce turnover-based fees for the right to bet on NSW racing. Might sound fair on the surface, but actually it's a massive trade restriction - pandering to their mates at the TAB and trying to put all their competitors out of business. It might have worked 50 years ago but not these days.

Read the Racenet article here

The ruling means that Racing NSW (and Harness Racing NSW)'s expensive lawyers are likely to once again leasd them down the wrong path and cost the NSW racing industry a fortune... ironically at the time when these racing authorities are making a lot of noise about supporting the low-paid workers at the bottom of the chain.

The taxpayer never wins when these things go to court, especially when Blind Freddie can see that the legislation is protectionist!

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