The TAB provides online and retail outlet wagering
services throughout Western Australia. The TAB is currently part of Racing and
Wagering Western Australia (RWWA). As well as operating the TAB, RWWA is
responsible for overseeing racing within Western Australia, which includes
fostering development and ensuring the integrity of racing through the
regulation and supervision of racing in Western Australia. RWWA distributes a
percentage of the net profits it receives from the TAB in order to support the
The racing and wagering industry has changed rapidly
over recent years, with the increase in corporate bookmakers and online sports wagering. The TAB has operated successfully in Western Australia, and
this has resulted in a strong racing industry. However, the consideration of a
sale of the TAB provides an opportunity to address the likely challenges that
will arise in the future.
The Government will continue consulting with the
racing industry to develop an agreed solution for a sale and industry funding
structure that will enable the Government to realise the value of the TAB, but
also ensure the racing industry remains strongly supported into the future.
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