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Lodgement guide for conducting telephone betting on sports or racing events.
Betting Control Regulations 71 and 72.
The conduct of telephone betting enables licensed bookmakers fielding at a racecourse to accept bets via the telephone from punters off-course.
The Betting Control Regulations 1978 require that a bookmaker intending to conduct telephone betting must first obtain authorisation from the Gaming and Wagering Commission and the relevant authority controlling the racecourse.The authorisation includes a requirement for the telephone betting unit to be presented to the commission for audit testing prior to it being utilised.
Acquisition of the necessary handset and the associated programming of the central recording system is the bookmaker’s responsibility. This can be arranged through the WA Bookmakers’ Association.
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 Generally the application fee is not refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.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.
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