Bookmaker licences and permits

Apply for or renew a sports bookmaker licence

A sports bookmaker licence allows you to take bets on all kinds of sporting and other events over the phone and via the internet.

The term of a sports bookmaker licence is determined by the NT Racing Commission, and includes an annual licence fee.

Here is the list of declared sporting and other events which a sports bookmaker can take bets on.

Evaluation

Before you can operate as a sports bookmaker your wagering systems must be evaluated. For more information, contact Licensing NT.

Before you apply

Before you apply for a bookmaker licence, you must do all of the following:

  • undertake a police check on all directors, major shareholders and key personnel
  • fill in the deed of release and indemnity form, which you will find on the gaming and wagering licence forms page
  • provide all required supporting documentation including:
    • a $200,000 bank guarantee
    • your latest audited financial statements
    • a three-year business plan that outlines how granting you a licence will benefit the NT
  • follow all NT racing rules and regulations, including any conditions imposed by the NT Racing Commission.

How to apply

Read below to find out how to apply for individuals and corporations.

For individuals

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in a sports bookmaker licence form.

Sports bookmaker licence form (56.0 kb)
Sports bookmaker licence form (142.3 kb)

Step 2. Fill in the deed of release and indemnity form.

Step 3. Check the application fee.

Step 4. Submit your application and fee to a Territory Business Centre.

For corporations

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in a corporation sports bookmaker licence form:

Corporation sports bookmaker licence form (51.9 kb)
Corporation sports bookmaker licence form (127.0 kb)

Step 2. Check the application fee.

Step 3. Submit your application and fee to a Territory Business Centre.

How to renew a sports bookmaker licence

Read below to find out how to renew for individuals and corporations.

For individuals

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in a individual sports bookmaker licence renewal form.

Individual sports bookmaker licence renewal form (54.9 kb)
Individual sports bookmaker licence renewal form (148.3 kb)

Step 2. Fill in the deed of release and indemnity form.

Step 3. Check the renewal fee.

Step 4. Submit your application and fee to a Territory Business Centre.

For corporations

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in corporation sports bookmaker licence renewal form.

Corporation sports bookmaker licence renewal form (54.4 kb)
Corporation sports bookmaker licence renewal form (140.2 kb)

Step 2. Check the renewal fee.

Step 3. Submit your application and fee to a Territory Business Centre.

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Last updated: 12 March 2019

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