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Australian Bookies to Lose Tote

13 July 2005

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australia Herald Sun: "Victoria and New South Wales totalisators could have one pool next month, after months of promises and waiting.

"…The tote odds service has been the single biggest impediment for the NSW Government in signing off on a single pool.

"Racing Victoria has introduced a rule that prohibits Victorian bookies betting tote odds.

"Implementation of the rule is on hold until the State Government amends a section of the Racing Act dealing with bookmakers.

"Victorian Bookmaker Association co-chairman Lyndon Hsu said he expected RV, when authorised, to move quickly to remove the bookie's service…"

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