Bookmaker licences and permits

Declared event or contingency to be a sporting event

  1. The Northern Territory Racing Commission, pursuant to section 4(2) of the Racing and Betting Act 1983 hereby declares the events and contingencies set out in Schedule 1 to be a sporting event.
  2. Licensees must only open a betting market on a sporting event where the sporting event:
    1. is governed by a sport's governing body at the district, state or territory, national or international level (unless otherwise noted in Schedule 1)
    2. has a clear result which is publicly accessible
    3. can be resulted within five days of the conclusion of the sporting event
    4. can be independently verified and
    5. is not restricted to persons under the age of 18 years.
  3. Licensees must only open an eSport betting market where the eSports event:
    1. is governed by an organisation that is capable of fulfilling the role played by sports’ governing bodies in relation to traditional sports including:
      1. tournament organisers
      2. video game publishers or
      3. video game developers and
    2. is conducted according to clear, publicly available rules that:
      1. prohibit match-fixing and establish processes for sanctioning those who have engaged in, or attempted to engage in match-fixing and
      2. prohibit participants including event organisers, staff and competitors from betting on the outcome of the event.
  4. Licensees must only open a fantasy sport betting market* where the underlying event or contingency has been declared to be a sporting event by way of this declaration.

* A fantasy sport betting market comprises fantasy points (or some other form of measurement) being earned by reference, directly or indirectly, to a scoring scheme based on contingencies relevant to the event where the scoring system is published in advance of the commencement of the event.

Event or contingency Classes of event or contingency Governing body
Air sports
  • Air racing
  • Ballooning
  • Cliff diving
  • Gliding
  • Hang gliding
  • Parachuting
  • Paragliding
    Air sportsDrone racingWorld Air Sports Federation
    American football (Gridiron)
  • American football (Gridiron)
  • Arena football league
  • XFL football
  • Field archery
  • Flight archery
  • Target archery
  • Biathlon
  • Cross country
  • Decathlon
  • Track and field events
  • Triathlon
    Australian rules football Australian rules football  
    Australian statistics
  • Consumer Price Index
  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Residential Property Price Index
  • Unemployment rate
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics.
    Backgammon Backgammon  
  • Baseball
  • Pesapallo
  • Softball
    Basketball Basketball  
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Amateur boxing
  • Professional boxing
    Chess Chess  
    Commonwealth Games events Events conducted at the Commonwealth Games sanctioned by the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. Commonwealth Games Organising Committee only.
    Cricket Cricket  
    Croquet Croquet  
    Crossfit Crossfit  
    Cycling Cycling  
    Cue sports
  • Billiards
  • Pool
  • Snooker
    Curling Curling  
    Darts Darts  
    Diving Diving  
    Entertainment awards Awards for film, television and entertainment industries in Australia and other countries. Organising committee for the award.
    Elections Political elections Government approved electoral system authorities.
  • Call of Duty
  • Counter Strike
  • Defence of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2)
  • F1 E-sports virtual Grand Prix series
  • FIFA
  • Halo
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Kings of Glory/Honour Kings
  • League of Legends
  • League of Legends - Wild Rift
  • Madden series/leagues
  • NBA 2k series/leagues
  • Overwatch
  • Player Unknown Battleground (PUBG)
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Rocket League
  • Sim Racing
  • Smite
  • Starcraft
  • Street Fighter series
  • Supercars All Star eSeries
  • Vainglory
  • Valorant
  • Warcraft 3
  • World of Tanks
  • Refer clause 3.
    Equestrian sports
  • Dressage
  • Eventing
  • Show jumping
    Fencing Fencing  
    Financial indices
  • Australian currency indices
  • International currency indices
  • Relevant regulatory authority.
    Fishing Fishing  
    Gaelic sports
  • Gaelic football
  • Gaelic hurling
    Golf Golf  
    Greyhound racing Greyhound racing  
  • Balance beam
  • Floor exercise
  • Horizontal bars
  • Parallel bars
  • Pommel horse
  • Rhythmic gymnastics
  • Rings
  • Uneven parallel bars
  • Vaulting
    Handball Handball  
    Harness racing Harness racing  
  • Bandy
  • Field hockey
  • Floorball
  • Ice hockey
    Horse sales Magic millions horse sales Magic Millions Auction House.
    Hurling Hurling  
    Interest rates Interest rates Reserve Bank of Australia.
    Iron man events
  • Iron Man (surf lifesaving)
  • Iron Man triathlon
    Kabaddi Kabaddi  
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
    Lacrosse Lacrosse  
    Literary and art awards Literary and art awards Organising committee for the award.
    Martial arts
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Mixed martial arts
  • Sumo wrestling
  • Taekwondo
  • Ultimate fighting championship (ufc)
  • Wrestling
    Motor racing
  • Formula racing
  • Indycar series
  • Motorcycle speedway
  • Sports car racing
  • Stock car racing
  • Touring car racing
  • Off-road racing
    Netball Netball  
    Nobel prize
  • Peace prize
  • Prize in chemistry
  • Prize in economic sciences
  • Prize in literature
  • Prize in physics
  • Prize in physiology or medicine
  • Norwegian Nobel Committee.
    Novelty events Novelty events Northern Territory Racing Commission novelty guideline 2019
    Oil prices Oil prices As published by Bloomberg LP.
    Olympic Games events Events conducted at the Olympic Games sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee International Olympic Committee only.
  • Asia Pacific Poker Tour
  • European poker
  • World Series of Poker
  • World Series of Poker Europe
  • Organising committee for the poker competition.
    Power boats Power boat racing  
    Racquet sports
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
    Rainfall Rainfall Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
    Rodeo Professional bull riding  
    Rowing Rowing  
    Rugby league Rugby league  
    Rugby union Rugby union  
    Sailing Sailing  
  • Figure skating
  • Ice skating
  • Roller skating
  • Speed skating
  • Alpine skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Cross country skiing
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Nordic combined
  • Ski archery
  • Ski jumping
  • Speed skiing
  • Bobsleigh (bobsled)
  • Luge
  • Skeleton
  • Alpine snowboarding
  • Boardercross
  • Slalom
  • Slopestyle
  • Association football
  • Beach soccer
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Soccer
    Solar car challenge sports World solar challenge World Solar Challenge Scientific Faculty.
    Stock market indices
  • ASX indices
  • International indices
  • Relevant regulatory authority.
  • Surfboard riding
  • Bodyboard riding
  • Kite boarding
  • Stand-up paddling
  • Wave ski riding
    Surf Life Saving Surf Life Saving  
  • Swimming
  • Synchronised swimming
    Thoroughbred racing Jockey competitions thoroughbred racing.  
    Trampoline Trampoline  
  • Beach volleyball
  • Volleyball
    Water polo Water polo  
    WeatherWeatherAustralian Bureau of Meteorology
    Weightlifting Weightlifting

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    Last updated: 07 January 2022

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