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Effective date: 28 July 2015Last amended: 2 August 2019
This policy is designed to provide information in regard to the subject matter covered, and with the understanding that the Gaming and Wagering Commission is not passing legal opinion or interpretation or other professional advice. The information is provided on the understanding that all persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its contents.
The purpose of this policy is to outline the Gaming and Wagering Commission’s (the commission) strategy in complying with the National Policy on Match-Fixing in Sport (the National Policy).
The commission’s strategy is supported by legislative provisions contained in the Rules of Wagering 2005, the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003, the Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 and the Betting Control Act 1954.
On 10 June 2011, all Australian Sports Ministers agreed and committed to the National Policy in an effort to combat match-fixing and protect the integrity of both the sporting and betting industries.
The National Policy (and associated sports betting model) comprises the following key principles:
The commission will apply the key principles of the National Policy as follows:
The commission will recognise any SCB that is registered in an Australian state or territory.
If a WA based SCB is not registered in an Australian state or territory, the commission will recognise the SCB provided the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries confirms that the state based SCB meets the requirements of the National Policy.
Where a sports betting operator seeks approval from the commission to offer a new betting product or contingency, it will be required to certify that the product/contingency complies with the National Policy. In the case of a bookmaker, the commission will seek input from the relevant SCB prior to giving approval.
The commission will continue to licence operators in accordance with the relevant legislation, namely the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003, the Rules of Wagering 2004 and the Betting Control Act 1954.
In any instance of non-compliance with the National Policy, the commission may:
The National Policy may be obtained from the Australian Department of Health website.
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