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Tasmanian Racing & Gaming Commission
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 May 1974
End Date:
13 Feb 1984
The Racing & Gaming Act 1974 reconstituted the Tasmanian Racing Commission as the Tasmanian Racing & Gaming Commission.

The Commission regulated racing and betting, researched and investigated the racing and gaming industries, heard appeals against the decisions of stewards in all forms of racing and determined the racing calendar. It also administered the Distressed and Disabled Jockeys Fund, licenced bookmakers and totalisator agencies, inspected casino operations and licenced games of chance.The Commission was reconstituted in 1974 to increase its full-time membership and some of its former functions were transferred to a Tasmanian Racing Trust. 

Under the Racing & Gaming Amendment Act (No. 2) 1983 the Commission was succeeded by a Tasmanian Gaming Commission and its racing responsibilities were transferred to a Tasmanian Racing Directorate.
Legislation Administered:
Racing & Gaming Act 1952 & 1974
Legislation Creating:
Racing & Gaming Act 1974
Legislation Abolishing Agency:
Racing & Gaming Amendment Act (No. 2) 1983
Previous Agencies:
Tasmanian Racing Commission (TA319)01 Mar 195331 May 1974
Subsequent Agencies:
Tasmanian Gaming Commission (TA918)13 Feb 1984

Tasmanian Racing Directorate (TA930)13 Feb 198412 Sep 1990
Series Created By Agency:
AE780 Scrapbooks of Newspaper Cuttings25 Mar 195307 Apr 1984

AE471 Minutes of Meetings of the Tasmanian Racing Commission27 Apr 195316 Jan 1984