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TheBoiledEgg
Nov 24th, 2007, 06:24 PM
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 ?

Demska
Nov 24th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Can they just not make it for Kolya's matches? :shrug:

Tripp
Nov 24th, 2007, 08:16 PM
Well, that's stupid. Why not just cancel live scoring, with that line of thoughts?

Wiggly
Nov 24th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Some can sit down, watch the macth and use his cellphone to call...someone sitting in front of his laptop.

cellophane
Nov 24th, 2007, 08:30 PM
Stupid.

goldenlox
Nov 24th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Some can sit down, watch the macth and use his cellphone to call...someone sitting in front of his laptop.That should work fine.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 24th, 2007, 10:54 PM
i think they are somewhat messing up the Australian Open with fear

kittyking
Nov 24th, 2007, 10:59 PM
Shouldn't they ban cell's too (even in quiet mode), because most cell phones can access the internet now....

:confused:

Forehand_Volley
Nov 24th, 2007, 11:01 PM
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.

Brian Stewart
Nov 25th, 2007, 07:08 AM
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. :)

bie
Nov 25th, 2007, 07:19 AM
It's insane.:rolleyes:
http://209.85.12.236/4750/155/emo/hmm.gif
Maybe they can play without an audiance and no info in the media at all until after the tournament. http://209.85.12.236/4750/155/emo/zot.gif


http://209.85.12.236/4750/155/emo/loll.gif

tenn_ace
Nov 25th, 2007, 07:48 AM
welcome to the US Open-2...

as we needed another proof :haha:

aussie_fan
Nov 25th, 2007, 07:48 AM
That won't make much difference to anything. :shrug:

DutchieGirl
Nov 25th, 2007, 09:01 AM
Who the hell walks around at the tennis with a bloody laptop anyway? :lol: (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? :lol:

the doctor
Nov 25th, 2007, 09:28 AM
Really Stupid.............................
:confused:

Whitehead's Boy
Nov 25th, 2007, 09:37 AM
Maybe what they don't want is people betting during matches? (But I thought it was illegal to bet during matches in Australia anyway). It's possible I guess to bet with a cellphone, but it must be a pain.

I don't see a problem with that, actually I've always assumed that unless you're a journalist, laptops are banned from sporting events...

Dan23
Nov 25th, 2007, 11:15 AM
Cant say ive ever seen anyone with a laptop at the AO :scratch:
Imagine lugging one around all day in the heat.

Forehand_Volley
Nov 25th, 2007, 11:26 AM
Who the hell walks around at the tennis with a bloody laptop anyway?
Supergrunt

mashamaniac
Nov 25th, 2007, 12:13 PM
that surely doesn't make much of difference!

goldenlox
Nov 25th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Nothing they do is going to stop gambling on tennis. In England, tennis is the third most gambled on sport, after horses and soccer.
That means billions is bet on tennis.
The ATP and WTA would make a lot more money if they became bookmakers.

Wiggly
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:02 PM
Nothing they do is going to stop gambling on tennis. In England, tennis is the third most gambled on sport, after horses and soccer.
That means billions is bet on tennis.
The ATP and WTA would make a lot more money if they became bookmakers.

Credibility. Integrety. :confused:

goldenlox
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:14 PM
Bookmakers want the sport to be for real. They didn't take the $7 million in the Davydenko match.

Mike_T
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:38 PM
So if the match turns out boring, you can't start downloading/watching porn? :(

goldenlox
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:42 PM
Bring pictures of players in swimsuits.

Mike_T
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:53 PM
Bring pictures of players in swimsuits.
Iroda has never done a swimsuit photo shoot :bigcry: :sobbing: :crying2: