(SMH) Gambling oversell ends badly for sports-mad males

Posted by Kendall Harmon

In 2008, a High Court ruling opened the door for bookmakers to sell beyond their state border.

The aftermath represented a kind of Wild West in the Australian betting landscape. The big companies swaggered into town, staking claims, crossing boundaries and making a killing.

They really pushed their luck with the promotion of live odds. One Anzac Day, no sooner had the bugler wrapped up the Last Post than the market for the upcoming contest flashed on the scoreboard....

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Posted May 1, 2012 at 5:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
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