NRL announces preventative measures on betting

The National Rugby League has moved to prevent a number of bet types and banned the updating of live odds at games as part of a comprehensive review of the game's policies on gaming.

The NRL today issued a set of strict guidelines for clubs in relation to the promotion of sports betting and the protection of the integrity of the game.

It is also reminding all players and officials of their responsibilities under the game's Code of Conduct which ensure that no official or player bets on a Rugby League game or divulges information not already in the public domain for the assistance of any betting activity.

From Round 14, Wagering Operators will withdraw betting on the first scoring play of the second half, the last scoring play in the second half and whether there will be a field goal in a game.