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BETTING AND RACING ACT 1998 - SECT 30

Advertising betting information and betting services

30 Advertising betting information and betting services

(1) A person must not publish, or cause to be published, an advertisement--
(a) indicating that the person (or any other person) is prepared--
(i) to provide betting information, or
(ii) to bet on any race that is to be held at a race meeting, or
(iii) to bet on any declared betting event, or
(b) that is designed to induce a person to obtain betting information, or
(c) that invites any person to make, or take a share in, a bet on any race or declared betting event, or
(d) that relates to any gambling operations or services carried on by a person who is not a licensed bookmaker.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) for an individual--50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months (or both), or
(b) for a corporation--250 penalty units.
(2) Subsection (1) does not operate to prohibit the publication of an advertisement relating to a licensed betting service provider.
(2A) This section does not limit the operation of any regulations relating to responsible practices in the conduct of betting, including regulations restricting or prohibiting the conduct of promotions or other activities (including advertising).
(3) A person must not provide by means of the Internet, subscription TV or other on-line communications system any service that enables a person--
(a) to access the gambling operations carried on by any person other than a licensed betting service provider, or
(b) to access information relating to those gambling operations.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) for an individual--50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months (or both), or
(b) for a corporation--250 penalty units.
(4) The regulations may exempt any person, or class of persons, from the operation of subsection (3) in such circumstances, and subject to such conditions, as may be specified in the regulations.



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