You will require this licence if you intend to operate a totalisator in the Australian Capital Territory. This licence is for betting in relation to the following types of events happening in or outside the ACT:
- A racing event (for example: horses, harness, or dogs);
- A computer simulated racing event (for example: horses, harness, or dogs); or
- A sports bookmaking event (for example: Australian Rules Football, American Rules Football, basketball, cricket, or golf).
A totalisator is a device that shows the number and amount of bets placed on a race to help facilitate the division of the payout among those that backed the winner.
Please note that:
- There can only be one licensed totalisator operation in the ACT at any one time; and
- All totalisator systems and equipment (and modifications to them) must also be approved.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must be either:
- An eligible person; or
- A corporation.
For a corporation to be eligible for this licence:
- All influential persons of the corporation must fulfil the eligible persons requirements listed below for individuals;
- The corporation must not be subject to a winding-up order, or have been subject to one in the past 3 years;
- The corporation must not have a controller or administrator appointed any time in the last 3 years;
- The corporation must have a satisfactory ownership structure; and
- The corporation must have a reputation for sound business conduct and be financially secure.
For an individual to be an eligible person:
- They must be an adult;
- They must not have been found guilty or have been convicted of an offence involving fraud, dishonesty or gaming laws;
- They must not have been convicted, or found guilty of an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for at least 1 year;
- They must not be, or have been in the last 5 years, bankrupt of personally insolvent;
- They must not have been involved in the management of a corporation that does not fulfil the eligibility listed for corporations; and
- They must have a reputation for sound business conduct, character and be financially secure.
You must also comply with the requirements listed in the totalisator rules. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on your licence.
Application for a Licence to Conduct a Totalisator - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
ACT Gambling and Racing Commission
Totalisator Act 2014 (Australian Capital Territory)
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