Racing Commission

Introduction to the Racing Commission

The Northern Territory Racing Commission is established under the Racing and Betting Act 1983.

Under section 3A the objects of the Act are to:

  • promote probity and integrity in racing and betting in the Territory
  • maintain the probity and integrity of persons engaged in racing and betting in the Territory
  • promote fairness, integrity and efficiency in the operations of persons engaged in racing and betting in the Territory
  • reduce any adverse social impact of betting.

The commission also conducts investigations into the operation of bookmakers and deals with disputes. If you are unhappy with a bookmaker go to the Northern Territory Government website to make a complaint.

Powers and functions

The commission's powers and functions are set out under sections 17 and 18 of the Racing and Betting Act.

The commission conducts investigations into the operation of bookmakers and deals with disputes between punters and bookmakers.

Members

The commission is comprised of a person appointed by the Minister for Racing, Gaming and Licensing to be chairperson and four to five members.

Members are selected for their knowledge and experience of the racing industry in the Territory. The members are:

  • Alastair Shields (Chairperson)
  • Cindy Bravos
  • Amy Corcoran
  • James Pratt
  • Kristopher Evans
  • Susan Kirkman.

Meeting dates

Below are the commission 2021 meeting dates:

  • Tuesday 2 February 2021
  • Tuesday 2 March 2021
  • Thursday 8 April 2021
  • Thursday 6 May 2021
  • Tuesday 1 June 2021
  • Wednesday 12 May 2021
  • Tuesday 6 July 2021
  • Thursday 5 August 2021
  • Thursday 2 September 2021
  • Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Thursday 4 November 2021
  • Thursday 2 December 2021.

Please note: The close off period for matters to be tabled is two weeks before the meeting date. Notification of decisions are subject to settlement of the meeting minutes. Notifications should be available one week after the scheduled date.

Contact

Northern Territory Racing Commission
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Level 3, NAB Building
71 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800

PO Box 1154
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: 08 8999 1800
racing.commission@nt.gov.au


Racing Commission hearings and decisions

The hearing schedule is for licensees, media, legal counsel and other interested parties.

Name of applicant/licensee: S & C v BetEasy - parties have advised the commission that matter has been resolved.

Due to frequent changes, you should verify the dates by phoning the Northern Territory Racing Commission on 08 8999 1800.

Racing Commission decisions

Racing Commission hearing decisions are provided below.

Decision title Decision date
Entain Group Pty Ltd (T/A Neds AU) - consideration of disciplinary action PDF (757.6 KB) 25/11/2021
L v Sportsbetting PDF (696.3 KB) 19/11/2021
M v Betfair PDF (550.2 KB) 19/11/2021
BetEasy - notice of conclusions and proposals PDF (492.9 KB) 18/10/2021
O v Bet365 PDF (383.6 KB) 13/10/2021
B v Betfair PDF (294.2 KB) 31/08/2021
Various v GVC PDF (353.8 KB) 26/08/2021
K v BetEasy PDF (325.5 KB) 25/08/2021
A v PlayUp PDF (463.2 KB) 18/08/2021
M v Bet365 PDF (330.7 KB) 03/08/2021
S v Ladbrokes PDF (414.9 KB) 23/06/2021
Various v Betfair PDF (314.1 KB) 18/06/2021
H v Bet365 PDF (387.4 KB) 15/06/2021
C v Sportsbet PDF (451.9 KB) 07/06/2021
K v Neds PDF (1.2 MB) 28/05/2021
P v Sportsbet PDF (359.2 KB) 25/05/2021
K v Bet365 PDF (408.7 KB) 06/04/2021
A v Pointsbet PDF (427.5 KB) 26/03/2021
R v TopBetta Pty Ltd PDF (459.8 KB) 11/03/2021
R v Betchoice PDF (543.5 KB) 11/03/2021
Various v Bet365 PDF (255.1 KB) 04/02/2021
A v Bet365 PDF (496.7 KB) 21/01/2021
M v William Hill PDF (144.6 KB)
M v William Hill DOCX (48.8 KB)
03/05/2018
L v Ladbrokes PDF (215.7 KB)
L v Ladbrokes DOCX (46.4 KB)
01/05/2018
M v Sportsbet PDF (140.1 KB)
M v Sportsbet DOCX (27.2 KB)
05/04/2018
M v Sportsbet PDF (231.1 KB)
M v Sportsbet DOCX (51.4 KB)
30/04/2018
Mr F v Luxbet Pty Ltd PDF (47.4 KB)
Mr F v Luxbet Pty Ltd DOCX (52.3 KB)
04/02/2011
T v Sportsbet PDF (150.7 KB)
T v Sportsbet DOCX (48.7 KB)
01/05/2018
William Hill v Mr B PDF (202.0 KB)
William Hill v Mr B DOCX (51.0 KB)
10/04/2018
S v Ladbrokes PDF (220.4 KB)
S v Ladbrokes DOCX (40.5 KB)
01/05/2018
Sportsbet - Remediation of Verification PDF (144.1 KB)
Sportsbet - Remediation of Verification DOCX (47.4 KB)
14/05/2018
Mr H v Sportingbet Australia Pty Ltd PDF (21.4 KB)
Mr H v Sportingbet Australia Pty Ltd DOCX (41.5 KB)
23/12/2010
Mr R v William Hill PDF (140.0 KB)
Mr R v William Hill DOCX (28.5 KB)
30/01/2018
Mr B v Pointsbet PDF (133.4 KB)
Mr B v Pointsbet DOCX (27.6 KB)
10/01/2018
Mr D v Betfair PDF (108.3 KB)
Mr D v Betfair DOCX (27.9 KB)
30/01/2018
Mr O v Ladbrokes PDF (240.0 KB)
Mr O v Ladbrokes DOCX (43.5 KB)
15/11/2017
Mr W v Pointsbet PDF (734.6 KB)
Mr W v Pointsbet DOCX (30.4 KB)
13/02/2018
Mr S v Pointsbet PDF (148.4 KB)
Mr S v Pointsbet DOCX (44.1 KB)
29/11/2017
Revised Remediation of Verification Issue (Sportsbet) PDF (213.5 KB)
Revised Remediation of Verification Issue (Sportsbet) DOCX (25.9 KB)
31/01/2018
Mr P v Ladbrokes PDF (304.5 KB)
Mr P v Ladbrokes DOCX (40.4 KB)
11/04/2018
Topbetta - Breach of Licence Conditions PDF (177.0 KB)
Topbetta - Breach of Licence Conditions DOCX (46.0 KB)
14/05/2018
Y v Crownbet PDF (155.7 KB)
Y v Crownbet DOCX (45.9 KB)
26/03/2018
W v Crownbet PDF (450.9 KB)
W v Crownbet DOCX (32.7 KB)
10/05/2018
G v BetEasy PDF (274.8 KB) 26/02/2019
P v TopBetta PDF (184.0 KB)
P v TopBetta DOCX (44.8 KB)
06/12/2018
T v Luxbet PDF (213.7 KB)
T v Luxbet DOCX (50.0 KB)
07/12/2018
A v Neds.com.au PDF (274.8 KB) 26/02/2019
C v William Hill PDF (274.8 KB) 26/02/2019
G v Neds.com.au PDF (274.7 KB) 26/02/2019
D v CrownBet PDF (145.0 KB)
D v CrownBet DOCX (45.9 KB)
06/12/2018
M v BetEasy PDF (274.8 KB) 26/02/2019
M v Ladbrokes PDF (274.8 KB) 26/02/2019
M v Neds.com.au PDF (274.8 KB) 26/02/2019
M v William Hill PDF (274.8 KB) 26/02/2019
P v William Hill PDF (274.9 KB) 26/02/2019
T v Neds.com.au PDF (274.8 KB) 26/02/2019
U v William Hill Australia PDF (189.1 KB)
U v William Hill Australia DOCX (43.4 KB)
22/06/2018
D v Neds.com.au PDF (160.0 KB)
D v Neds.com.au DOCX (46.0 KB)
22/06/2018
L v Neds.com.au PDF (171.2 KB)
L v Neds.com.au DOCX (45.8 KB)
22/06/2018
Remediation of Verification Issue (Sportsbet) PDF (267.9 KB)
Remediation of Verification Issue (Sportsbet) DOCX (43.9 KB)
15/11/2017
A v Sportsbet PDF (228.3 KB)
A v Sportsbet DOCX (50.5 KB)
02/11/2018
L v William Hill PDF (195.5 KB)
L v William Hill DOCX (44.8 KB)
25/10/2018
M v Betfair PDF (226.7 KB)
M v Betfair DOCX (54.2 KB)
02/11/2018
Potential Breaches of Licence Conditions (Betfair) PDF (377.7 KB)
Potential Breaches of Licence Conditions (Betfair) DOCX (26.2 KB)
16/08/2017
Mr L vs IASbet.com PDF (62.2 KB)
Mr L vs IASbet.com DOCX (56.0 KB)
13/02/2013
Betezy Pty Ltd PDF (105.0 KB)
Betezy Pty Ltd DOCX (73.7 KB)
02/07/2012
Mr L v Sportsbet Pty Ltd PDF (28.3 KB)
Mr L v Sportsbet Pty Ltd DOCX (42.3 KB)
12/12/2012
Mr A v Sportingbet.com Australia Pty Ltd PDF (33.0 KB)
Mr A v Sportingbet.com Australia Pty Ltd DOCX (44.4 KB)
15/02/2013
Mr F v Mybetshop PDF (40.0 KB)
Mr F v Mybetshop DOCX (47.0 KB)
06/01/2012
Various v Sportingbet.com Australia Pty Ltd PDF (45.0 KB)
Various v Sportingbet.com Australia Pty Ltd DOCX (47.2 KB)
13/03/2013
Mr S Brunker v bet365 PDF (118.0 KB)
Mr S Brunker v bet365 DOCX (78.0 KB)
12/06/2013
Minimum Bet Rule PDF (20.7 KB)
Minimum Bet Rule DOCX (39.0 KB)
15/08/2013
Mr R v Tom Waterhouse Pty Ltd PDF (41.2 KB)
Mr R v Tom Waterhouse Pty Ltd DOCX (47.1 KB)
17/02/2014
Mr D v Betchoice PDF (224.0 KB)
Mr D v Betchoice DOCX (48.4 KB)
02/04/2014
Mr D v Betezy Pty Ltd PDF (38.6 KB)
Mr D v Betezy Pty Ltd DOCX (48.4 KB)
24/03/2011
Mr S v Luxbet Pty Ltd PDF (22.9 KB)
Mr S v Luxbet Pty Ltd DOCX (43.9 KB)
01/03/2011
Ms S v Luxbet Pty Ltd PDF (19.1 KB)
Ms S v Luxbet Pty Ltd DOCX (39.5 KB)
03/03/2011
Mr M v Betstar PDF (31.0 KB)
Mr M v Betstar DOCX (43.0 KB)
22/06/2011
Mr J v Betstar PDF (30.5 KB)
Mr J v Betstar DOCX (48.0 KB)
15/09/2011
Mr Z v Sportsbet Pty Ltd PDF (26.2 KB)
Mr Z v Sportsbet Pty Ltd DOCX (48.2 KB)
29/07/2011
Mr D v Unibet PDF (451.7 KB)
Mr D v Unibet DOCX (29.8 KB)
15/08/2017
Betezy Pty Ltd PDF (23.5 KB)
Betezy Pty Ltd DOCX (44.8 KB)
22/08/2011
Mr R v Betezy Pty Ltd PDF (31.0 KB)
Mr R v Betezy Pty Ltd DOCX (45.1 KB)
04/08/2011
Mr G v Sportsbet PDF (670.8 KB)
Mr G v Sportsbet DOCX (36.5 KB)
18/10/2016
Mr C v William Hill PDF (103.7 KB)
Mr C v William Hill DOCX (32.9 KB)
31/08/2016
Mr Y v William Hill PDF (456.3 KB)
Mr Y v William Hill DOCX (37.6 KB)
12/10/2016
Mr L v Hillside (Australia) Pty Ltd PDF (736.4 KB)
Mr L v Hillside (Australia) Pty Ltd DOCX (35.2 KB)
16/09/2016
Mr C v Tom Waterhouse PDF (174.1 KB)
Mr C v Tom Waterhouse DOCX (46.4 KB)
02/04/2014
Mr T v Sportsbet PDF (764.7 KB)
Mr T v Sportsbet DOCX (34.7 KB)
31/01/2017
Mr M v Luxbet PDF (284.9 KB)
Mr M v Luxbet DOCX (38.3 KB)
22/12/2016
Mr C v Various PDF (588.7 KB)
Mr C v Various DOCX (34.6 KB)
12/05/2017
Mr R and Mr S v William Hill PDF (577.5 KB)
Mr R and Mr S v William Hill DOCX (31.8 KB)
23/08/2016
Mr P v William Hill PDF (243.8 KB)
Mr P v William Hill DOCX (30.2 KB)
12/10/2016
Mr R v Bet365 PDF (614.7 KB)
Mr R v Bet365 DOCX (36.3 KB)
11/02/2016
Mr P v Centrebet PDF (206.4 KB)
Mr P v Centrebet DOCX (47.5 KB)
28/04/2014
Mr E v Betezy PDF (221.5 KB)
Mr E v Betezy DOCX (58.2 KB)
22/08/2014
Mr I v Sportingbet Australia PDF (328.4 KB)
Mr I v Sportingbet Australia DOCX (51.1 KB)
22/08/2014
Mr X v Bet365 PDF (195.1 KB)
Mr X v Bet365 DOCX (32.9 KB)
15/03/2016
Mr S v Luxbet PDF (859.8 KB)
Mr S v Luxbet DOCX (40.5 KB)
19/02/2016
Mr B v Sportingbet PDF (269.3 KB)
Mr B v Sportingbet DOCX (65.4 KB)
22/04/2014
Mr Z v Sportsbet PDF (338.0 KB)
Mr Z v Sportsbet DOCX (42.2 KB)
11/01/2016
S v Neds & Ladbrokes PDF (367.9 KB) 02/11/2020
L v Sportsbet PDF (580.6 KB) 04/09/2020
M v Lottoland PDF (291.6 KB) 27/08/2020
G v Sportsbetting PDF (290.5 KB) 27/08/2020
W v Ladbrokes PDF (370.5 KB) 17/08/2020
O v Lottoland PDF (277.4 KB) 14/08/2020
A v Topbetta PDF (401.2 KB) 13/08/2020
Results of Inquiry into Greyhound Racing Participant (S Bolton) PDF (409.1 KB) 11/08/2020
K, L & S v Sportsbet PDF (300.7 KB) 02/07/2020
B v Lottoland PDF (347.1 KB) 02/07/2020
J v Unibet PDF (298.9 KB) 30/06/2020
S v Bet365 PDF (213.9 KB) 26/06/2020
G v BetEasy PDF (394.8 KB) 22/06/2020
M v Sportsbet PDF (300.9 KB) 15/06/2020
A v Sportsbet PDF (524.1 KB) 10/06/2020
S v Sportsbet PDF (583.8 KB) 05/06/2020
M v Sportsbet PDF (458.8 KB) 05/06/2020
L & C v BetEasy PDF (472.3 KB) 05/06/2020
S v Sportsbet PDF (274.7 KB) 24/04/2020
S v Sportsbet PDF (165.5 KB) 23/04/2020
F v TopBetta PDF (320.5 KB) 23/03/2020
G v PlayUp PDF (348.2 KB) 10/03/2020
J v Lottoland PDF (223.1 KB) 10/03/2020
B v BetEasy PDF (602.7 KB) 28/02/2020
M v Ladbrokes PDF (575.7 KB) 24/02/2020
R v Ladbrokes Neds and Pointsbet PDF (684.8 KB) 24/02/2020
K v Sportsbet PDF (431.6 KB) 31/01/2020
G v PlayUp Interactive PDF (402.6 KB) 29/01/2020
B v PlayUp Interactive PDF (296.0 KB) 23/01/2020
B v PlayUp Interactive & TopBetta PDF (430.1 KB) 17/01/2020
K v Lottoland PDF (380.8 KB) 15/01/2020
H v SportChamps PDF (285.7 KB) 26/11/2019
A v Neds.com.au PDF (329.6 KB) 26/11/2019
L v Sportsbet PDF (384.9 KB) 05/11/2019
GVC Australia (Consideration of Disciplinary Action) PDF (235.4 KB) 05/11/2019
Various v Sportsbet PDF (600.3 KB) 31/10/2019
H v Sportsbet PDF (264.9 KB) 30/08/2019
Y v Pointsbet PDF (300.2 KB) 20/08/2019
D v William Hill (BetEasy) PDF (169.0 KB) 20/08/2019
W & N v BetEasy PDF (227.4 KB) 14/08/2019
D v Ladbrokes PDF (387.6 KB) 14/08/2019
G v Crownbet PDF (242.1 KB) 09/08/2019
W v Sportsbet PDF (309.2 KB) 24/06/2019
D v TopBetta PDF (323.4 KB) 14/06/2019
A v Sportsbet PDF (177.8 KB) 24/05/2019
W v BetEasy PDF (278.5 KB) 17/05/2019
E v PlayUp (trading as Mad Bookie) PDF (207.6 KB) 17/05/2019
A v Sportsbet PDF (161.1 KB) 18/04/2019
J v Pointsbet PDF (231.0 KB) 08/04/2019
I v Sportsbet PDF (145.3 KB) 21/03/2019
G v Lottoland PDF (551.9 KB) 21/03/2019
F v Lottoland PDF (128.9 KB) 19/03/2019
M v SportChamps PDF (130.5 KB) 11/03/2019
S v Sportsbet PDF (307.2 KB) 14/02/2019
C v Luxbet PDF (165.3 KB) 14/02/2019
D v Lottoland PDF (819.7 KB) 11/02/2019

Racing Commission investigations

Investigation into the Darwin Greyhound Association final report

Background

In 2020, the Northern Territory (NT) Racing Commission and NT Consumer Affairs Commissioner launched an investigation into the Darwin Greyhound Association (DGA). The investigators were Hutton McCarthy Lawyers.

In the NT greyhound racing is governed by the Racing Commission under the Racing and Betting Act 1983. The department’s Occupational Licensing and Associations division holds delegation on behalf of the Commissioner of Consumer Affairs and administers the Associations Act 2003.

The investigation examined a series of complaints from current and former members and trainers about the operation, the association and greyhound racing.

Read the Racing Commission investigation and terms and reference.

Investigation findings

The report provides a welcome opportunity to improve the oversight and operations of the greyhound industry in the NT, particularly given the significant growth the industry has experienced over recent years.

However, the report did find the NT greyhound industry does not have adequate policies and procedures in place to ensure best practice animal welfare standards are being adhered to.

The report sets out 60 recommendations to improve the regulation and operation of the greyhound racing industry in the NT.

Read the Investigation into the Darwin Greyhound Association - Final Report PDF (6.4 MB)

Next steps

The recommendations present a significant opportunity for the Racing Commission and the Darwin Greyhound Association to build on the work it has already commenced and to ensure animal welfare standards are met within the industry.

The NT Government supports the continued growth of the greyhound industry and ensuring a robust regulatory framework is implemented to improve the industry’s integrity and welfare of greyhounds.

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade together with the Racing Commission and Darwin Greyhound Association will develop and progress an implementation plan for all recommendations in the final report.

Contact

For further information email racing.commission@nt.gov.au.


Sports bookmakers and betting exchange operators

The Northern Territory Racing Commission grants licences to sports bookmakers and betting exchange operators operating in the Northern Territory.

To apply for a sports bookmaker licence go to the Northern Territory Government website.

Sports bookmakers and betting exchange operators licensed in the Northern Territory

List last updated: 01 Dec 2021.
No Trading as Company Website Comments
1 bet365 Hillside (Australia New Media) Pty Ltd https://www.bet365.com.au
2 Bet Deck The Bet Deck Pty Ltd https://www.betdeck.com.au
3 BetEasy BetEasy Pty Ltd currently not trading
4 Betfair Betfair Pty Ltd https://www.betfair.com.au
5 Bet Right IRPSX Pty Ltd https://betright.com.au
6 BlueBet BlueBet Pty Ltd https://www.bluebet.com.au
7 Booki Booki.com.au Pty Ltd https://www.booki.com.au
8 BoomBet BoomBet Pty Ltd https://www.boombetting.com.au
9 Buddybet Buddybet Pty Ltd https://buddybet.com
9 CrossBet Cross Bet Pty Ltd https://www.crossbet.com.au
10 Dabble Dabble Sports Pty Ltd https://www.dabble.com.au
11 DraftKings DraftKings Australia Pty Ltd https://www.draftkings.com
12 Ladbrokes Entain Group Pty Ltd https://www.ladbrokes.com.au
Betstar Entain Group Pty Ltd https://www.betstar.com.au
Bookmaker.com Entain Group Pty Ltd https://www.bookmaker.com.au
13 Lottoland Lottoland Australia Pty Ltd https://www.lottoland.com.au
14 MoneyBall Moneyball Australia Pty Ltd https://moneyball.com.au
15 Neds.com.au Neds.com.au Pty Ltd currently not trading
16 PlayOn Tradeplayer Australia Pty Ltd https://playon.co
17 PlayUp PlayUp Interactive Pty Ltd https://www.playup.com.au
Draftstars PlayUp Interactive Pty Ltd https://www.draftstars.com.au
18 Picklebet Puntaa Pty Ltd https://www.picklebet.com
19 Plus Connect Plus Connect (NT) Pty Ltd currently not trading
20 PointsBet PointsBet Australia Pty Ltd https://pointsbet.com.au
21 RivalBet Apthletic Australia Pty Ltd https://www.rivalbet.com.au
22 SportChamps SportChamps Australia Pty Ltd https://www.sportchamps.com.au
23 Sportsbet Sportsbet Pty Ltd https://www.sportsbet.com.au
24 Swopstakes Swopstakes Australia Pty Ltd https://swopstakes.com
25 Ubet NT Ubet NT Pty Ltd https://www.tab.com.au Licensed by the Director of Totalisator Licensing and Regulation
26 Unibet Betchoice Corporation Pty Ltd https://www.unibet.com.au
27 World Lottery Club Annexio Australia Pty Ltd currently not trading

Racing Commission definitions

This page outlines the Racing Commission's definition of selected gambling terms. 

Betting exchange

A betting exchange is an online platform where customers bet against one another, including setting the odds and the size of the bet.

A betting exchange operates in a similar way to a bookmaker by accepting bets from customers, however traditional bookmakers set the odds and may also reduce the bet size. 

A betting exchange operator will only accept a bet where it is able to offset the risk of that  bet by matching it against requests for bets from other customers.

Novelty bet

A novelty bet is one that differs from the staple kinds of bets: one that may be new, innovative, unusual and sensible but is not offensive, distasteful, unsavoury or causes affront to normal public standards.

A novelty bet must be in respect of an outcome that is certain and one that can be independently verified.


Racing Commission documents open for public comment

The Northern Territory Racing Commission is not seeking public comment on draft documents at this time. 

Draft documents will be published here when they are open for comment.


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