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Sportsbet Legal Action Against Racing Vic

Thursday, 27th September 2007

In Australia, corporate bookmaker Sportsbet (licensed & based in the Northern Territory) "launched a legal challenge against Racing Victoria, all of RV's Board members, Harness Racing Victoria, Greyhound Racing Victoria & the State of Victoria," reported racenet.com.au. The legal action "challenges the enforceability of recently amended Victorian legislation & the taxes that racing bodies have attached to new race-field authorisation powers". Chief executive Matthew Tripp said Sportsbet "disputes the validity of the taxation approach taken by Victoria's racing bodies & is filing suit to ensure there is transparency in dealings with Victoria's racing bodies, & fairness & legality in the application of taxes".

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