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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2008

ILLEGAL GAMBLING NOTICE
Tennis Australia has a zero tolerance policy on illegal gambling, match fixing & the communication of sensitive information which may affect the outcome of a match and will investigate all reported instances.
The use of laptops is prohibited in spectator viewing areas of all tournament courts without the prior authorisation from Tennis Australia Management.
January 2008.


were any of those going gonna take one ?




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Can they just not make it for Kolya's matches?
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Well, that's stupid. Why not just cancel live scoring, with that line of thoughts?
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Some can sit down, watch the macth and use his cellphone to call...someone sitting in front of his laptop.
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Stupid.




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Some can sit down, watch the macth and use his cellphone to call...someone sitting in front of his laptop.
That should work fine.

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Re: Laptops banned from Aus Open

i think they are somewhat messing up the Australian Open with fear

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Shouldn't they ban cell's too (even in quiet mode), because most cell phones can access the internet now....


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were any of those going gonna take one ?
I'm not shocked about how shortsighted they are being with this new rule. What's to stop someone from taking their crackberry or cell phone????

What's next? Remove all public phones and no live scoring???? It won't make any difference.
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Re: Laptops banned from Aus Open

So, basically, the only people that would have laptops in the arena would be the tennis writers. What would happen if one of those odd bets turned up during one of those matches? Would the writers then be the prime suspects?

Wait.. this just in... Australian Open to place "Cone of Silence" over courts to prevent communication with the outside world.

What's to stop people from using information gleaned from the practice courts? If a player is favoring a leg or shoulder, or constantly rubbing a sore joint, that could influence bettors. Or will fans be banned from observing practice sessions too? Will there be "information police" patrolling the grounds to intercept questions? Will someone who yells "Hey, Serena, how are you feeling?" be ushered off by security and placed in confinement until after her match? Oops, better not give them ideas.
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It's insane.

Maybe they can play without an audiance and no info in the media at all until after the tournament.


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That won't make much difference to anything.

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Re: Laptops banned from Aus Open

Who the hell walks around at the tennis with a bloody laptop anyway? (Other than journo's doing their job of course - and it does say "without prior authorisation").

And have they not heard of mobile phones or what?

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Really Stupid.............................


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