You will require this licence if you intend to be employed by a bookmaker. A bookmaker is someone who provides wagering (betting) services to the general public at race courses or sporting grounds.
This licence allows you to make bets, write betting tickets, and carry out the activities of a bookmaker's clerk in relation to the business of a bookmaker. If the bookmaker who employs you operates individually (rather than as a partnership or a body corporate) you can also act as an agent or substitute for them.
In order to conduct the activities of a bookmaker at a specific racing course or sporting ground, you must also have received permission from the authority that controls the course or grounds.
Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 18 years of age or over
- provide any documentation required by the Agency
- be considered a fit and proper person to hold the licence
- submit the required form
- pay the required fee.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Your personal identification must be sighted when your application is lodged. If you intend to lodge your application by post, you must include a photocopy of your driver's licence or other identification incorporating your signature.
Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
Gaming and Wagering Commission
Betting Control Act 1954 (Western Australia)
Betting Control Regulations 1978 (Western Australia)
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