Racing Victoria is the governing body of the Victorian thoroughbred racing industry and we recognise that the sport of racing is a popular gambling medium.

The majority of individuals enjoy this gambling medium without a problem. However, we understand that problem gambling behaviour can occur in relation to wagering on racing and that such behaviour can have negative impacts for individuals and local communities.

Although Racing Victoria is not itself a gambling provider, we acknowledge that the thoroughbred racing industry is a participant in the joint venture in Tabcorp’s Victorian wagering and gaming business and that a number of Victorian racing clubs operate gaming venues. In addition, Racing Victoria licences and regulates Victorian bookmakers.

In recognition of these associations and the nexus between racing and wagering, Racing Victoria makes this statement of commitment to promote responsible gambling in Victoria and to support the Victorian Government and the Victorian gambling industry’s shared objectives of fostering responsible gambling and minimising harm arising from problem gambling behaviour.

In particular, we commit to working with the relevant Victorian gambling service providers, racing clubs and other business partners to promote responsible gambling messages and practices in the course of the thoroughbred racing industry’s interactions with the Victorian community.

For more information visit the Victorian Government's Responsible Gambling website.