The New Zealand government has proposed changes to the Racing Act which will allow the country’s central betting agency to expand its range of betting products, while setting a consumption and ‘use of data’ fee for offshore operators accepting bets from NZ residents.

Racing Minister Nathan Guy is seeking public feedback on the proposed changes, which are designed to ensure returns from betting continue to support New Zealand racing and sport organisations.

It follows a number of recommendations made by an independent working group last November to combat the impact of offshore betting on racing and sport.

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