[AusRace] BetEasy defies MBL legislation

L.B.Loveday lloveday at ozemail.com.au
Tue Apr 2 12:20:51 AEDT 2019

Here are extracts from Racing Victoria's MBL. 





An approved WSP must not do any act or refuse to do any act to avoid complying with the bet limits, including but not limited to:

    Refusing to accept a fixed odds bet

    Closing a person’s account

    Refusing to open a person’s account

    Placing any restrictions on a person’s account in relation to Victorian thoroughbred racing product

    Refusing to lay fixed odds to any person when those fixed odds are publicly displayed*

    Laying lesser odds to a person than those publicly displayed

    Any other act or refusal to do an act in order to avoid these provisions


* Publicly display odds, means to display odds to the public generally including, but not limited to:

(a)  on a semaphore board, or

(b)  at an electronic betting terminal, or

(c)  on a website without requiring a person to identify himself or herself (for example, by requiring a person to log in or to provide personal information




Is there any doubt that this is illegal?

I open BetEasy's web site, Bendigo 6.



I log in and click on a horse to bet and the "odds have changed"




Refresh and, lo and behold, all changed:



Open the site with another browser without logging in & the prices publicly displayed have not changed, of course:



Similarly there is no doubt the relevant bodies won't enforce the law - BetEasy should be deregistered, their licence revoked. $52 million in the Lottery tomorrow (Scott used to buy lottery tickets, saying where else can one win $1m for $1) & I'll pay someone to take them to a proper adjudication body, viz court, and see who wins that one!



From: L.B.Loveday <lloveday at ozemail.com.au> 
Sent: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:33 AM
To: 'AusRace Racing Discussion List' <racing at ausrace.com>
Subject: RE: [AusRace] BetEasy defies MBL legislation


It has been suggested they are doing it to all SA residents because of the more-immoral-than-the-others higher POC tax.


WilliamHill (RIH) used to do the same to me (and plenty of others), displaying reduced odds across the board - one set when I accessed the site, all changed when I logged on, but at least at MBL time offered the correct odds. Complaints to racing NSW of course went unheeded - I accept they can knock back bets pre-MBL time, but the legislation prohibits offering different odds to different punters. 


William Hill used to run WA's fixed odds, don't know who is now, but from the prices, it's not Crown.


From: Racing <racing-bounces at ausrace.com <mailto:racing-bounces at ausrace.com> > On Behalf Of sean mclaren
Sent: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:31 AM
To: AusRace Racing Discussion List <racing at ausrace.com <mailto:racing at ausrace.com> >
Subject: Re: [AusRace] BetEasy defies MBL legislation




I was on WA Tab touch site a while back. 


Same thing. 


Fixed price 5.50 I was rushed and went click click click and didn't really think that the price could change. Lock and load. 


I rechecked because I saw something wasnt right. Sure enough I got $2.54.


It won. It wasn't a large wager. 


Cheers Sean


On Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:44 L.B.Loveday, <lloveday at ozemail.com.au <mailto:lloveday at ozemail.com.au> > wrote:

Look at what BetEasy are doing - even when I'm logged in it shows the true odds, but when I bet, am offered a lower price "Price has changed". Same happens on DynamicOdds.

Racing Revolution went out to 5.50, but when I clicked to bet, came down to 5.00 for me.












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