Racing, gaming and wagering policies

Ensuring community gaming and the industry meet their regulatory obligations.

Gaming and wagering policies have been developed to assist organisations who wish to conduct community gaming and the gaming/wagering industry to meet their regulatory obligations. These policies are made by the Gaming and Wagering Commission of WA.

The policies are designed to provide information in regard to the subject matter covered and with the understanding that the Gaming and Wagering Commission is not passing legal opinion or interpretation or other professional advice. The information is provided on the understanding that all persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its contents.

Gaming and Wagering Commission policies

Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) at Crown Perth

The purpose of this policy is to describe the requirements placed on Crown Perth by the Gaming and Wagering Commission (the Commission) in relation to the placement of, and withdrawal limits from ATMs at Crown Perth.

Casino gaming on cruise ships policy

Guidance for cruise ships with onboard casino gaming facilities travelling through or docking in Western Australian waters.

Community poker policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on the manner in which poker may be lawfully played and conducted in Western Australia.

Electronic gaming machines – return to player (RTP) policy

Adoption of technical standards for electronic gaming machines (EGMs) as set out in the Gaming Machine National Standard.

Electronic gaming machines policy

Guidelines used by the Gaming and Wagering Commission (the Commission) in determining whether a game played by an electronic gaming machine (EGM) that is not a poker machine is authorised for use at the casino.

Licensing of Security Officers at Crown Perth (Casino Operator) policy

Guidance for casino operators and persons wishing to be employed as security officers by the casino operator as to the licensing requirements of the Gaming and Wagering Commission.

Match-fixing in sport policy

Outline of the Gaming and Wagering Commission’s strategy in complying with the National Policy on Match-Fixing in Sport.

Probity assessments policy

Guidance to casino employees, gaming suppliers, gaming operators, bookmakers, bookmaker managers, bookmaker employees and RWWA key employees in relation to the probity requirements.

Standard Lottery policy

Eligible organisations who wish to raise funds for purposes other than private gain or commercial undertaking may apply for a standard lottery permit. This policy provides guidance as to the legislative requirements relating to these permit types.

Two-up policy

The Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 (the Act) provides for the issue of a Two-up permit to country race clubs and other organisations, which are located outside of a 100km radius of Crown Perth.

Video lottery terminals policy

Guidance on the issuing of video lottery terminal (VLT) permits to sporting organisations/clubs, community/charitable organisations and local hotel based sporting/community associations.

Gaming and Wagering Commission guidelines

Gambling advertising and inducements

The purpose of this guideline is to clarify the legislative requirements surrounding gambling advertising and the offering of certain benefits, considerations or rewards (for example, inducements).

Minimum bet limits

This guideline explains how minimum bet limits apply for thoroughbred, greyhound and/or harness racing in Western Australia.

Page reviewed 08 September 2023