Lodgement guide for conducting a computerised betting system.
Betting Control Regulations 37.
Regulation 37 of the Betting Control Regulations 1978 makes provision for the recording of all betting transactions. This is conducted by recording the details of a bet onto a betting ticket for issue to the bettor, and duplicating the betting transaction into a bookmaker’s ledger. However, with the progress of technology, these transactions can now be undertaken with the assistance of a computer.
Regulation 37(5) enables a bookmaker to lodge an application with the Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia to seek approval to use a computerised betting system to facilitate the recording of betting transactions. Prior to the Commission granting approval for the use of a computerised betting system, it must be satisfied that system you intend operating has been audited by an Inspector of the commission and meets the required output demands. Please note that this is not an application for a bookmaker’s licence.
An application is not considered lodged until the fee has been received. An invoice for payment will be issued on receipt of your emailed or posted form and can either be paid through the licensee's online portal account, by posting a cheque made payable to the Gaming and Wagering Commission or a BPOINT payment link can be emailed on request. Application fees are not subject to GST.
Applications will not be progressed until the fee is received. Generally the application fee is not refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.
When lodging an application for authorisation to conduct telephone betting on sports or racing events the following information is to accompany the application:
Ensure all required documentation is attached to your application.
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth WA 6000
Ensure all documentation is attached to your email.
PO Box 8349Perth Business Centre WA 6849
You can submit online through the portal.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.