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Australian Bookies Under Investigation

22 October 2004

QUEENSLAND, Australia -- As reported by the Australian Associated Press: 'Racing today ordered an investigation into bookmakers' allegations that questioned industry practices in the State.

"Racing Minister Robert Schwarten told Parliament Queensland Racing chairman Bob Bentley would conduct a special inquiry under the Australian rules of racing to investigate "recent highly publicised allegations by licensed persons and organisations that impugn the reputation of racing".

"The racing industry has come under fire since Australia's biggest bookmaker Michael Sullivan refused to take bets on Queensland meetings, calling into question practices in the industry..."

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