AUSTRALIA has always had a reputation for seeking a fair deal for the ordinary man, so it’s no surprise that following complaints from punters some betting operators (or Wagering Service Providers, as they are generally termed), were less than willing to lay a reasonable wager, that action was taken to level the playing field.

Racing New South Wales brought in legislation that required all WSPs to lay wagers to win punters a minimum amount, dependent on both the size of the operator in question, and the prestige of the racing in question.