Difference is you have an account with the TAB.
Rob is being accused of offering free bets as an inducement to open an account to non customers.
You are technically correct AT.
But my argument is broader than that.
I've just been reading how Christine Holgate has been cleared of any wrongdoing for giving staff Cartier watches. Yes. She didn't break "the rules".
But charging Rob as a criminal for giving away free $20 bets compared to the outcome in Holgate's case deserves a bit of a higher level analysis.
So the NSW Liquor and Gaming Department will prosecute Robbie Waterhouse - this is a high profile case where some no-names will get publicity - over $20 bets, but if you want to walk down to the club and put a $1k in the pokies and get involved in promotions then no problem. Same department oversees that. But we all know the pubs and clubs donate generously to political parties.
Society seems to have selectively placed "rules" that are on the face of it, duplicitous.
Another one. Some pregnant woman posts something negative about masks on social media so the Viv police come around, break down the door, and lead her off to jail.
But if you are some sort of celebrity, or someone who has a media profile, you get a special pass from the Minister to come and go as you please.
I'd rather see L & G do something that adds value for the NSW taxpayer, rather than wasting it on lawyers for trivial matters.