Betting Control Amendment Bill 1998

Bill No.117

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to change a number of ways that sport betting can be conducted by licensed bookmakers. The principal changes proposed by the Bill are to -
    • simplify the provisions detailing the procedural requirements for the conduct of betting by bookmakers fielding at professional foot race meetings and to extend the provisions to other designated sporting events and venues;
    • stipulate that betting levy payable to government in respect of sports betting is distributed to sporting organisation as directed by the Minister for Sport and Recreation;
    • transfer responsibility for approving events for the purposes of sports betting from the Minister to the Betting Control Board;
    • establish flexibility in relation to the requirement to issue betting tickets;
    • introduce provisions to recognise prior interstate betting offences;
    • establish temporary licensing provisions for bookmakers’ clerks;
    • simplify the provisions relating to betting conducted at "Calling of the Card" events and direct the betting levy payable on that betting to the relevant race club; and
    • strengthen the Board’s powers in relation to conducting criminal records checks.

StatusAssented to 06/15/1998
Royal Assent given 15 Jun 1998 as Act No. 17 of 1998. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

Current Bill


Inactive hide details for Previous Versions of this BillPrevious Versions of this Bill


Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 03/18/1998  
First Reading 03/18/1998  
Second Reading 03/19/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 05/06/1998  
Third Reading 05/06/1998  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 05/19/1998  
Second Reading 05/19/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/09/1998  
Third Reading 06/09/1998  

1. Bill accompanied by explanatory notes.