A Kiwi Kicked out of a Tennis Tournament

Spectator punished for using time lag to place bets

This week, a report arrived from the Heineken Open Tournament in Auckland that a New Zealand man was removed from the tournament after he was noticed to be using a hand held device, due to the suspicion that he was taking advantage of the few seconds time lag that occurs with internet scoring or live television.

According to an ATP Tour supervisor, Tom Barnes, 'We see them; all of us look for that. We've been trained in how to spot these people. We don't want to be tarnished with the brush that people are cheating in that way and people assume that it's something we're doing that's causing that. This is our way of trying to protect the integrity of the sport.

"It's almost as if it's a career opportunity for some people. They show up everywhere.'

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