Casino Betting Competitions Approval - Victoria


You will need approval if you are a casino operator and intend to offer or conduct a betting competition (either with fixed odds or conducted on a totalisator). The approval may be given for a betting competition for either:

  • a horse race, harness race, or greyhound race
  • any other race, fight, game, sport or exercise, or any other event or contingency of any kind.

A casino operator cannot seek approval for a betting competition:

  • if the holder of the wagering licence or the wagering operator is proposing to conduct wagering on that race
  • if, in the opinion of the Minister, the event is offensive or contrary to the public interest
  • that is played on a gaming machine
  • that is a club keno game.

Crown Melbourne Limited currently holds the only casino licence which will not expire until 2033.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible agency for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to comply with the following ongoing eligibility requirements:

  • betting rules must be in force that comply with the prescribed requirements
  • only persons present in the casino may take part in an approved betting competition
  • the use of a totalisator must be approved by the Agency
  • a betting competition tax is payable to the State as determined by the prescribed formula.


As specified


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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

An application fee is determined by the agency, please contact them for more information.


Act(s) name

Casino Control Act 1991 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Application process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission

Contact details

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