Racing, betting and bookmakers

Interstate betting operators

Interstate betting operators must notify Consumer and Business Services (CBS) if they want to operate in South Australia.

An authorised interstate betting operator can only conduct betting operations if:

  • betting is only by telephone, internet or other electronic means
  • no part of the operation is in SA or assisted by an SA operation
  • betting relates only to races held by licensed racing clubs and approved contingencies
  • the operator is currently authorised under a licence in another state
  • the operator is not suspended from conducting betting operations under a licence in another state
  • the operator is not prohibited from conducting operations under the Authorised Betting operations Act 2000.

Gambling providers must not offer inducements or incentives to encourage people to gamble or open gambling accounts.

Starting or stopping operations in South Australia

To start operating in South Australia complete:

Notice of intention to conduct betting operations in South Australia (PDF 87KB)

To stop operating in South Australia complete:

Notice of cessation of betting operations in South Australia (PDF 216KB)

Email:
gamblingadministration@sa.gov.au

Post:
Licensing and Registration
GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

In person:
Customer Service Centre
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Annual reporting

You must provide details of your betting operations in SA to CBS every year.

The annual return form outlines the requirements in more detail but you will need:

  • information about how bets are made
  • details about your licence and people who are in positions of responsibility
  • statistics regarding pre-commitments
  • financial information about your betting operations in SA

By law, you must provide all information that is requested.

Lodge your annual return

To lodge your annual return complete the form and attach any additional information.

Annual return by authorised interstate betting operator - IBA form (PDF 287KB)

Email:
gamblingadministration@sa.gov.au

Post:
Licensing and Registration
GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

In person:
Customer Service Centre
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Preventing betting by children

Gambling operators have a responsibility to not accept or offer to accept any bets from children.

Requirements for systems and procedures designed to prevent betting by children (PDF 25KB)

Barrings

You can bar someone from betting, or check if a person is already barred using the BOEN system.

Contact CBS Liquor and Gaming

Email: liquorandgaming@sa.gov.au

Phone: 131 882

In person:
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide

Post:
GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001


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Page last updated 10 December 2018

Provided by:
Attorney-General's Department
URL:
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Last Updated:
10/12/18
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