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Overview of the commission

Executive Summary

The Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia (the commission) met on 12 occasions during the reporting period to consider a range of issues.

During the year, more than 6700 inspections/audits were conducted on behalf of the commission, and 2703 community gaming permits were issued, resulting in a gross amount of more than $74.2 million being raised by permit holders.  Following the deduction of event expenses, a net amount of approximately $28.5 million was returned to beneficiary organisations.

The commission collects a product fee from wagering operators who use Western Australian race fields as part of their operations.  This product fee is then remitted to Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) for distribution to registered Western Australian racing clubs.  In 2018-19, more than $78 million was distributed to racing clubs across the State, an increase of $20 million on the amount remitted to RWWA in 2017-18.

I take this opportunity to thank all members for their contribution to the effective operation of the commission, as well as staff from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for their ongoing support. 

Duncan Ord OAM

Page reviewed 11 September 2023