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.