$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$300 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

The Queensland government is considering demands from the racing industry over the state’s new gambling tax.

Stirling Hinchliffe and Treasurer Jackie Trad both met with thoroughbred racing officials on Tuesday, amid threats to strike on Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup day unless money from the new tax is directed back to the industry.

Labor’s point of consumption tax means betting houses with headquarters overseas or interstate must now pay 15 per cent tax on all bets placed in the state.

NSW has introduced the tax at 10 per cent while Victoria has it at eight per cent, with both of those state’s allocating a portion of the earnings to roll back into the racing industry.

Queensland instead is offering a new greyhound track and another for harness racing, collectively worth $20 million and funded by the tax.

The racing industry wants a portion of the funds to be used to fund extra prize money for thoroughbred racing on an ongoing basis.

In a media release an alliance of Queensland racing organisations said it had been given the opportunity to present its case to government.

“We were given every opportunity to express our message, and that we did in a very robust, passionate and constructive way,” the alliance said..

“Our mission was to ensure the government was fully informed on the current state of thoroughbred racing, a situation worsening by the day over recent years as the gap to the two market leader states NSW and Victoria continues to widen at an alarming rate.”

The government is understood to be considering the issue but hasn’t given a deadline for when it will make a decision.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk earlier on Tuesday said she believed the state’s racing industry was already well-funded.

“Let me be very clear, the racing industry has had a large amount of money from my government for infrastructure across the state,” Ms Palaszczuk said

But the premier said she was confident Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe could work out a deal with the industry.

 
  • Deposit
    $250
  • Bet with
    $550!
  • Claim $300 in Racing Bonus Bets when you deposit $250!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $300 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Winx breaks race record in Apollo Stakes

Any thoughts Winx might not be as good as she once was, not as fast as she was, too old...

Apollo Stakes (Winx) results and replay – 2019

View the results and replay for the 2019 Apollo Stakes. The Apollo Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse on 16/02/2019....

Big Bets (inc Winx) – 16/2/2019

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the country with most...

Leading QLD trainer Ben Currie facing jigger charges

Toowoomba Trainer Ben Currie has been issued with seven more alleged breaches of the rules of racing as part of...

The $5m ‘Not So All Star’ Mile

The current $5 All Star Mile vote leader and one of the key horses in markets is unlikely to line-up...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.