RWWA commenced operations on 1 August 2003 upon the promulgation of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003.
The act established RWWA as the controlling authority for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in Western Australia, together with the responsibility for off-course TAB wagering. Implementation of RWWA’s responsibilities occurred in two stages.
Effective 1 August 2003, RWWA assumed the principal club/controlling authority responsibilities of the Western Australian Turf Club, Western Australian Trotting Association and Western Australian Greyhound Racing Authority. On 30 January 2004, the Totalisator Agency Board Betting Act 1960 was repealed and RWWA assumed responsibility for the conduct of off-course TAB wagering. The Racing and Wagering Western Australia Regulations 2003 were enacted to establish key employee licensing procedures relating to RWWA’s wagering activities, and to include those provisions of the Totalisator Agency Board (Betting) Regulations 1988 needed to control RWWA wagering activities.
To complement the formation of RWWA, the Betting Control Board, established under the Betting Control Act 1954, was abolished and its functions transferred to the Gaming Commission of Western Australia, which was re-titled the Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia. Hence, the Gaming and Wagering Commission, under the Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987, now regulates RWWA’s gambling activities.
As part of the legislative package to establish RWWA, the Totalisator Agency Board Betting Tax Act 1960 was repealed and replaced by the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Tax Act 2003 and the Racing Restriction Act 2003. Under the Racing Restriction Act, no thoroughbred, harness or greyhound race for prize or reward (exceeding $50 in value) may be held without a licence from RWWA.
The principal legislation governing RWWA is:
Other legislation to which RWWA must comply includes the following. The list is not exhaustive but represents the legislation which impacts on the general operation of RWWA.
The Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA (Minister for Racing and Gaming) is the Minister responsible for Racing and Wagering Western Australia.
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