Harness Racing Victoria - Notification - N93221


  • Harness Racing Victoria

Notification number(s)

  • N93221


Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) proposes to enter into a Race Field Approval Agreement with 6 bookmakers who wish to use Race Fields for Victorian harness racing and accept bets on Victorian harness racing.

Under the notification HRV is proposing to offer a rebate to the bookmakers, on the condition that the bookmakers:
1. place bet-backs with Victorian TAB or
2. place bet-backs with any other wagering operator licensed in Victoria for Victorian harness racing or
3. have made a relevant economic contribution, approved by HRV to the Victorian harness racing industry.

HRV is also proposing to require the bookmakers to hold an interstate or international wagering or bookmaking licence to accept wages on harness racing in Victoria.

On 19 December 2007 the ACCC decided not to take any further action at this stage.