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Bookmakers to issue betting tickets

    (1)     Unless otherwise approved, a bookmaker shall, on making a bet with a person, immediately issue or cause to be issued in respect of the bet and, except where the bet is a credit bet, deliver or cause to be delivered to the bettor who made the bet, a betting ticket, clearly showing on it in the manner prescribed such particulars of the bet as are prescribed.

    (2)     Subject to subsection (3), a bookmaker shall issue or cause to be issued a separate betting ticket in respect of each bet made by him.

    (3)     Where a bookmaker makes a win bet and a place bet at the same time in respect of the same runner, he may issue one betting ticket in respect of both those bets.

    (4)     A bookmaker shall not destroy a betting ticket presented to him by a bettor for payment of a winning bet claimed by that bettor to be payable to him before that bettor has satisfied himself as to the correctness or otherwise of his claim or of the amount paid or payable to him, and where the bettor is not so satisfied, the bookmaker shall return the betting ticket intact to the bettor.

    (5)     For the purposes of subsection (4), a bettor shall be deemed to be satisfied of correct payment if he leaves the immediate area where the bookmaker normally effects payment of winning bets, without the betting ticket, unless before doing so he has disputed an adjudication given by or on behalf of that bookmaker and that bookmaker has refused or failed to return the betting ticket intact to him.

Maximum penalty:     40 penalty units.

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