Race bookmaking licenses are to be issued by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.
An application for a Race Bookmaking Licence must be submitted on an approved application
form and must be accompanied by the determined fee.
Applicants must sign an authorisation for a police officer to make inquiries, and make a written report to the commission, about the character, and any criminal record, of the applicant.
Race bookmaking licenses are issued for a period of two years and expire on 30 June. A licensed ACT race bookmaker may field at the three codes of racing: Canberra Racing Club thoroughbred meetings, Canberra Harness Racing Club meetings and Canberra Greyhound Racing Club meetings; subject to club rules and regulations.
Renewal notices for Race Bookmaking Licenses are sent to race bookmakers in February.
In cases where a race bookmaker requires an agent to stand in their stead, for a meeting or a number of meetings, a race bookmaker must apply to the Commission for a Race Bookmaker's Agent Licence.
Prospective race bookmakers must obtain a security guarantee prior to applying for a licence. Membership to the NSW Bookmakers Co-operative will enable a bookmaker to obtain a security guarantee. For further details please contact the Chairman of the ACT Bookmakers Association - Mr John Cramp on telephone number (02) 6288 8255.
In applying for a race bookmaker's licence, the applicant must submit to a character check by the Australian Federal Police and identify all convictions, particularly those relating to illegal betting offences.
|Application for a Race Bookmaking Licence||(429KB)||(827KB)|
|Application for a Race Bookmaker's Agents Licence||(324KB)||(737KB)|
|Race Bookmaking Quarterly Tax Return||(239KB)||(454KB)|
|Betting Dispute Form||(53KB)||(12KB)|
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