Lodgement guide for conducting internet betting on sports or racing events.
Betting Control Regulations 74, 75 and 76
Internet betting has been established as an extension of normal bookmaker activities and as an authorised activity by licence endorsement. In accordance with the Commonwealth Government’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001, internet betting may be conducted on racing events and on sports events prior to the commencement of the sporting event.
The general requirement in Western Australia is that all bookmakers must operate from a racecourse. Therefore, not only is a bookmaker’s licence required from the Gaming and Wagering Commission, authorisation from the authority controlling the racecourse at which you intend operating from and where all internet bets must be received is also required. It is a requirement that the server hosting your software that receives all bets in respect to internet betting must be located on the racecourse you intend operating from.
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 Generally the application fee is not refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.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.