The investigation of Racing NSW, the regulatory body for thoroughbred racing in the state of New South Wales, into Sally Snow, an ex-trading manager at Tabcorp, and her spouse, has spread to include Unibet’s local head of bookmaking.
According to media reports, the phone and laptop of Phil Moyes, who has been with the gambling operator since 2012, had been willingly provided to the investigators by Mr Moyes himself as part of an investigation into the Snow family and their relationship with the prominent gambler Steve Fletcher. Both the phone and laptop have shortly been given back to him. Now, Racing NSW is investigating whether Mr Moyes played an important role in the above-mentioned individuals’ betting activities, who have not been making any comments on the case since Ms Snow was not allowed to be present at NSW tracks and later filed her resignation from the trading manager position she took at Tabcorp.
At the time when the case emerged in March 2019, there were three major issues which were being investigated.
First, Racing NSW wanted to know whether TAB prices were consciously manipulated so that better odds on particular horses were offered, and Steve Fletcher was able to take advantage of them. The other issue which has been within the investigators’ focus is whether limits placed on prominent punters such as Fletcher were being renounced, which allowed him to place bets with the TAB which brought him large winnings. The third point of focus of the investigators is whether Fletcher was placing bets with accounts registered with names which differed from his own through the TAB.
Investigation Still Ongoing, Racing NSW Says
According to reports, Racing NSW stewards are now understood to be currently trying to find out whether Phil Moyes took part in a similar activity at Unibet while working at the online gambling company as head of bookmaking.
It is known that the husband of Sally Snow – Nathan – and Mr Moyes are friends. In 2018, they visited the popular Warrnambool May Racing Carnival together. The investigation of the racing regulatory body is still being carried out, so charges have not been laid still. The general manager of Unibet, Peter Staunton, also confirmed that he was aware of the enquiry but none of the investigated issues actually involves the gambling operator.
At the time when the probe was given a start in March 2019, the chief of Racing NSW Peter V’landys explained that Racing NSW had no tolerance for the ones who obstruct or disrupt the maintenance of thoroughbred racing’s integrity in the state. No further comment on the matter has been made by him since then.
Sally Snow and her husband have also been trying not to attract attention to themselves since the news of the investigation emerged in the public space. As Casino Guardian has previously reported, they had deleted their Twitter accounts as soon as stewards warned Ms Snow off the tracks of the Racing NSW tracks. Phil Moyes has also been quiet on his Twitter account that has previously been active.