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.