Discussion paper

Future of the Western Australian TAB: discussion paper

State governments Gambling Internet gambling Western Australia
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The local racing industry relies heavily on the Western Australian TAB for funding. However, the TAB faces a number of challenges, including intense competition from larger operators, growth in online betting, and customer preferences shifting from the TAB’s traditional strengths.

The government recognises the importance of achieving the long-term sustainability of the racing industry in a fast-changing landscape.

To this end, the government is working constructively with the racing industry to inform a sensible and responsible decision on the future of the TAB. Importantly, a decision to sell the TAB will only made if it is in the best interests of the state and the racing industry.

This document provides an overview of how a potential sale of the TAB could be structured to benefit the racing industry in Western Australia. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion and analysis of the key issues and enable the racing industry and other key stakeholders to provide input and feedback.

The government has engaged constructively with racing industry representatives to-date and is committed to consulting with the broader industry prior to making a final decision about the future of the TAB.

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