Race Bookmakers are able to field at the three ACT racing clubs where they are able to accept face to face bets. Race Bookmakers are also able to seek an annual approval from the Commission to conduct race bookmaking activities in the Canberra Racing Club’s Sports Bookmaking Auditorium. More information concerning race bookmaking within the ACT is available in the Race and Sports Bookmaking Act 2001.
Sports Bookmakers are able to accept bets on approved Sports Bookmaking Events 24 hours per day seven days a week in determined Sports Bookmaking venues using telecommunications systems approved by the Commission. Relevant legislative Instruments providing for the Operation of Sports Bookmaking Venues, Rules for Sports Bookmaking and Determined Sports Bookmaking Events are available for viewing at the following link: ACT legislation register - Race and Sports Bookmaking Act 2001 - Disallowable instruments.
Part 5B of the Racing Act 1999 provides for the use of ACT Race Field Information. The Commission provides an administrative role with respect to the approval of licensed wagering operators, assessment of monthly race field information returns and the collection of monies owed to the three ACT Racing Clubs. The Commission also ensures ongoing compliance with the scheme by approved licensed wagering operators. It is the responsibility of each ACT Racing Club to set the race field information charge to which a licensed wagering operator is subject once its assessable turnover reaches a determined threshold.
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