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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can sign the monthly tax return when the bookmaker is not available?
In terms of Section 129(2), a bookmaker can apply to the Board for a nominated manager to be authorised to sign the monthly tax returns.
Who is responsible for processing relocation applications by the betting industry?
Any application for the relocation of betting premises must be submitted to the licensing and registration division of the Board.
Who is responsible for processing relocation applications by the betting industry?
Any application for the relocation of betting premises must be submitted to the licensing and registration division of the Board.

Why does the Board need to know how many betting terminals a bookmaker has and where they are situated?
In terms of Regulation 164(1)(b) a bookmaking business may not effect any structural alteration or addition to primary betting room premises without the prior written approval of the Board. Therefore, in order for the Board’s staff to monitor compliance with this regulation, they need to know the exact number of and whereabouts of all approved betting terminals.

Can a betting operator process betting transactions from a Head Office that is not situated at licensed betting premises?
In terms of Section 119, bookmakers and totalisators may only accept bets in premises approved in terms of Section 120, at a racecourse operated by a racecourse operator, at such other venue authorised in terms of Section 121 or as provided in the Board’s rules.