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Racing

The racing industry in New South Wales involves three codes of racing - thoroughbreds, harness and greyhounds.

Our office is responsible for government policy on racing, wagering and associated legislation, and supporting the growth and economic viability of NSW racing.

Our other activities include approving, inspecting and evaluating totalizator systems and overseeing bookmaker operations. Through our inspection program we closely monitor bookmaker and totalizator betting to ensure the integrity of wagering and adherence to responsible practises. This program aims to protect the interests of the betting public as well as the racing industry and the government's revenue.

The racing pages are particularly relevant to the racing industry and provide important information about all three racing codes in NSW, including links to the website of each code's controlling body.

These pages also feature detailed information on other relevant issues such as sports betting and recent industry reviews and changes.

Harness Racing NSW appointment of board member

Expressions of interest are invited from persons who wish to be appointed as a member of Harness Racing NSW. Further information can be found here.

Review of the Harness Racing Act 2009

The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing has completed a review into the Harness Racing Act 2009 and a report has been tabled in Parliament. Further details can be found here.

Review of the Greyhound Racing Act 2009

The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing has completed a review into the Greyhound Racing Act 2009 and a report has been tabled in Parliament. Further details can be found here.

Scoping Study of the NSW Racing Industry

In mid 2014, the NSW Government commissioned a study into the size and scope of the racing industry in New South Wales, to be conducted by IER Pty Ltd. IER has completed the study and a copy of the document can be accessed here.

Special Commission of Inquiry into Greyhound Racing

A Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW has been established to identify issues relating to the governance, integrity and animal welfare standards of the greyhound racing industry in NSW and determine if they are capable of being appropriately addressed.

If it is determined that the industry should be allowed to continue, the Commission is to develop an improved model of governance of the industry and review the existing legislative framework for the industry. The Commission is to provide a final report to the NSW Government later in 2015.

The website for the Inquiry is www.greyhoundracinginquiry.justice.nsw.gov.au.

The Inquiry can be contacted by the following methods:

Wagering

Wagering (on racing and sport) in New South Wales is conducted by TAB Limited and licensed bookmakers.

Bookmaker licensing in New South Wales is the responsibility of the relevant controlling bodies of racing. However, authorities for sports betting, telephone and electronic betting are issued to licensed bookmakers by the Minister under the Racing Administration Act 1998.