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Bookmakers from Victoria fined by Racing Victoria Stewards

On May 15, 2007, Racing Stewards finished their inquiries regarding 2 bookmakers. The first inquiry was about bookmaker Brian Mann's activities on April 22, 2007. According to the investigation, Mr. Mann was not managing his bookmaking business.

After talking to Mr. Mann and reviewing a written report from the Manager for the Betting Compliance and Registration, Mr. O'Connell, Mr. Mann was found guilty of violating the Club Bookmakers License regulations, especially having received 2 wagers via mobile phones that were approved by the Racing Victoria.

These wagers have been received outside of Mr. Mann's area of jurisdiction that is approved by the organization for the racing meet. In reviewing the penalty, the racing stewards recognized Mr. Mann's spotless record of over 31 years in the industry. They also recognized the fact that Mr. Mann was sick that day so he accepted the bets via mobile phone. Mr. Mann was fined $2,000 for the mobile gambling offense.

The racing stewards also finished their investigations on the wagering activities made by Domebet on April 21, 2007. Further statements were taken from Mr. P Coster, the representative of Domebet and the licensed bookmaker's clerk, Mr. Brian Taylor.

The investigation conducted by the racing stewards found Domebet guilty of violating the Club Bookmaker's License Regulations for also accepting 2 wagers via mobile phones and violating the club's license rule 12.2 after accepting wagers outside of the club's jurisdiction. Domebet was fined a total of $4,000.


May 22, 2007
Matt Gross