Thursday, July 2, 2015   

Young Briton held for illegal tennis betting in Australia
(01-15 16:19)

A 22-year-old British man has been charged by police with a gambling-related offense at the Australian Open.
A Victoria state police statement said the man was arrested for a form of court-side betting that involves placing bets on point outcomes during a match. The statement said the man was observed by police yesterday at Melbourne Park.
He was charged with one count of engaging in conduct that would corrupt a betting outcome and will appear in magistrates' court tomorrow.
The man is suspected to be part of a syndicate.
Victoria enacted laws last April against so-called “court-siding'' where bets are made based on information provided by someone attending a sporting event. The offenses carry penalties of up to 10 years in prison. Tournament organizers said they were sharing information with police.—AP

   
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