Effective date: 25 August 2015
Last amended: 2 August 2019
Next review: August 2021
This policy is designed to provide information regarding 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 provide guidance to Casino Employees, Gaming Suppliers, Gaming Operators,
Bookmakers, Bookmaker Managers, Bookmaker Employees and RWWA Key Employees in
relation to the probity requirements for applications to be considered by the Gaming
and Wagering Commission (the Commission).
Regulation 7 of the Casino Control (Burswood Island) (Licensing of Employees) Regulations 1985 requires that the Chief Casino Officer shall consider an application and make an assessment of the suitability of an applicant to be employed or work in the
Section 88(5) of the Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 (the GWC Act) sets out that in determining whether to issue a certificate, the Commission shall have regard to whether the applicant is a fit and proper person.
Section 88(5) of the Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 states that a certificate may be issued by the Commission to any person who satisfies the Commission that he/she is competent and a fit and proper person to perform the operation to which the
Section 11A, B and C of the Betting Control Act 1954 (the BC Act) requires that when determining whether to approve an application for a bookmaker’s licence, the Commission shall be satisfied that the applicant is fit and proper and that no circumstances make it undesirable to grant a licence to the applicant entity.
Bookmaker managers and bookmaker employees
Section 11D of the BC Act requires that when determining whether to approve an application for a bookmaker’s manager licence or a bookmaker’s employee licence, the Commission shall be satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person and that no circumstances make it undesirable to grant a licence to that person.
RWWA directors and key employees
Regulations7 and 14 of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Regulations 2003 require that the Commissioner of Police shall investigate and report to the Commission on the suitability of an applicant to be employed as a director or key employee.
The Commission will only obtain a probity report from the Western Australia Police for applications where the applicant is a person in a position of authority or control. For applications requiring a national police certificate (NPC), this document cannot be more than 3 months old at the time of lodgement of the application. See Table 1 below for probity requirements.
The NPC is to be obtained by the applicant and lodged with the application.
||National Police Clearance (NPC)||WA Police report (WAPOL)|
|Casino key employee|| ||Yes|
|Casino key employee renewal||Yes|| |
|Casino non-key employee||Yes|| |
|Casino non-key employee renewal||Yes|| |
|Casino non-key security||*|| |
|Casino non-key security renewal||*|| |
|Gaming supplier|| ||Yes|
|Gaming supplier renewal ||Yes|| |
|Gaming operator||Yes|| |
|Gaming operator renewal ||Yes|| |
|Bookmaker manager||Yes|| |
|Bookmaker manager renewal ||Yes|| |
|Bookmaker employee||Yes|| |
|Bookmaker employee renewal ||Yes|| |
|RWWA director/key employee|| ||Yes|
|RWWA director/key employee renewal ||Yes|| |
*Where a person lodges an application with the Commission to become a Security Officer under the Casino Control (Burswood Island) (Licensing of Employees) Regulations 1985 and the applicant has already obtained a licence under the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996, a further probity check pursuant to regulation 5 of the casino employee regulations will not be required (for either a casino employee or casino key employee licence application). These applicants need to submit a copy of their current security licence with their application. The Commission’s Policy - Licensing of Security Officers at Crown Perth (Casino Operator) refers.
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