Wagering is another name for betting, which is to stake something, usually money, on the outcome of a contest or any uncertain event or matter. The main types of wagering are race wagering and sports wagering.
Wagering licensing is regulated in Queensland by the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR).
Wagering operates under the following legislation:
Major licence holders
Race wagering and sports wagering licences
A licence is required to conduct race or sports wagering in Queensland and can only be applied for by a corporation. New applications cannot be considered until 30 June 2044.
UBET QLD Limited is currently the exclusive licence holder for race and sports wagering in Queensland.
Wagering licenses and permits
On-course wagering permit
Race clubs may apply to OLGR for an on-course wagering permit to conduct a tote at a country racecourse.
Find out how to apply for an on-course wagering permit on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).
Wagering key employee
Find out how to apply for a wagering key employee on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).
Alternatively, you can apply using the application for liquor and gaming individual licences online form.
Resources for wagering licensees
- Queensland responsible gambling resource manual: Racing
- Queensland responsible gambling resource manual: TAB
Code of practice
- Read about the technical requirements for wagering systems.
- Find out the fees and charges for Queensland gaming licensing.
- Find out more about gaming rules, including the rights and obligations of both the player and licensed gaming operator.
- Find out how late payment of liquor licence fees affect gaming licensees.
- Last reviewed: 07 Apr 2017
- Last updated: 10 Apr 2017
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