On-Course and Off-Course Totalizator Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to conduct a totalizator in respect of betting on any one or more of the following:

  • Events and contingencies scheduled to be held at a race meeting on any race course (including horse racing, harness racing or greyhound racing events or contingencies);
  • Any declared betting event (for example, golf, Olympic Games, football, and test matches). Please refer to the attached document for a current list of declared events.

A totalizator (or tote) is a system used for betting on events that records the bets, works out odds and pays winnings to successful participants. There are two types of licences:

  • An on-course licence allows a totalizator to be used to place bets by people on a racecourse; or
  • An off-course licence allows a totalizator to be used to place bets by people outside of a racecourse.

Please be aware that to be entitled for an on-course totalizator licence you must be a racing club or TAB. Currently only TAB are entitled to be granted a licence to conduct an off-course totalizator. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an on-course licence you must be a racing club or TAB. Only TAB is currently eligible for an off-course licence.

You must not hold a casino licence or any other licence or business activity that the regulations may prescribe.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

On-Course and Off-Course Totalizator Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
Office of Racing

Act(s) name

Totalizator Act 1997 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Totalizator Regulation 2012 (New South Wales)

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