Man arrested for court-side betting in Melbourne

Last updated 19:36 15/01/2014

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A 22-year-old British man has been charged by police with a gambling-related offence at the Australian Open.

A Victoria state police statement Wednesday 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 on Tuesday 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 on Thursday.

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 offences carry penalties of up to 10 years in prison. Tournament organisers said they were sharing information with police.

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