Decision on the Raiders Club

Statement from the Gambling and Racing Commission in relation to the decision on the Raiders Club

The Gambling and Racing Commission (Commission) has today made a decision following the consent order made by the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) on 14 June 2018.

A consent order is the documented agreement between parties which settles a matter which has come before the Tribunal. The ACAT’s orders set aside the Commission’s original decision and remitted the matter to the Commission for reconsideration.

In accordance with the ACAT’s orders, the Commission carefully considered the remittal and reached the decision that it was appropriate to take, the following disciplinary action against the licensee, namely, to issue a reprimand to Raiders.  In the context of the decision it was noting that Raiders informed the Commission that:

  1. it would inform the Commission in relation to its procedures and training for recording gambling incidents under the Gambling and Racing Control (Code of Practice) Regulation 2002, by providing to the Commission by 1 December 2019 an external compliance report on these matters; and
  2. it decided to demonstrate its continuing commitment to support harm minimisation measures by making a donation of $60,000 to an appropriate charity.

Until this position had been reached by the Board it was not appropriate for the Commission to comment.

21 June 2018