Racing NSW and the antiquated blokes in pork pie hats who think they run the show have introduced some great 'new' ideas into NSW racing.
Internet Betting Approved for NSW bookmakers
Racing NSW bowed to mounting pressure from the local bookmaking ranks by finally approving their long standing appllication to take bets via the internet on NSW racecourses or from an approved bookmaking office.
Too little, too late say the bagmen as other states still have a massive advantage over them with the range of markets they can offer.
And the best of all...
Racing NSW has also agreed to allow punters to bring laptop computers onto NSW racecourses subject to similar terms and conditions imposed on bookmakers.
These conditions, which must be agreed to by the racecourse and auditorium patrons, include the pre-requisite that such computers are dedicated units and must have Racing NSW monitoring software installed.
Punters may access only approved websites and only after making application to Racing NSW for approval to carry a laptop computer on course.
Approved laptops will be subject to an annual monitoring fee.
Who on earth is going to comply with such draconian and pointless regulations? And what's the difference between a laptop and an Iphone or Android phone these days anyway? Very little.