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4 ‘Fair and open’ provisions

4.2.7 - On-course betting

Applies to:

All non-remote general betting licences.

Social responsibility code

Compliance with these is a condition of licences; therefore any breach of them by an operator may lead the Commission to review the operator’s licence with a view to suspension, revocation or the imposition of a financial penalty and would also expose the operator to the risk of prosecution.

  1. When providing facilities for betting on-course, licensees must display on their ‘joints’ in an intelligible format:

    1. any rules that differ from the relevant racecourse rules on betting, such as Tattersalls’ ‘Rules on Betting’1;
    2. any types of unorthodox bets accepted (such as forecast betting, betting without the favourite, distance betting etc);
    3. whether win-only or each way bets are accepted;
    4. any concessions or bonuses offered;
    5. all of the runners and the odds available to the public;
    6. the operator’s trading name;
    7. the minimum bet accepted; and
    8. any applicable maximum payout.
  2. Licensees operating within the ring at horserace tracks2 must issue customers with a betting slip or ticket for each transaction accepted. Betting slips or tickets must include the following information:

    1. operator’s name and contact details;
    2. race day name or code, date and race number;
    3. name and/or number of the selection;
    4. the stake, odds and potential return or whether the bet will be settled according to Starting Price; and
    5. the type of bet.
  3. Any special rules which have been agreed in relation to a particular bet must not be overridden by any conflicting rules or subsequent rule changes.


1The references to Tattersalls’ ‘Rules on Betting’ reflect the current position and may need to be amended in future

2Licensees operating under the provision of an occasional use notice (for example, point-to-points) must ensure ledger systems are capable of providing the information listed here.

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