Unique Exciting and Accessible, Victoria’s Bookmakers – the Life of Racing
Let us introduce ourselves
The Victorian Bookmakers’ Association (VBA) is an incorporated entity, formed in 1940, whose primary objectives are to:
The VBA is represented by a democratically elected Board of eight members and an Executive Officer.
Historically speaking, the VBA has endured over a period around 80 years, and has seen its membership peak at nearly 1,300 in the 1960s only to reduce to less than 160 members in 2021. This was due to the demise of oncourse patronage resulting from vast changes in social and demographic preferences. With the advent of online wagering and significant advances in technology, digital wagering turnover now exceeds oncourse turnover and increasingly the VBA is facilitating its Members to establish and operate hybrid (oncourse / online) wagering models.
The VBA is and will remain a progressive adaptable organisation and some of our most significant advancements achieved for our Members include:
The VBA welcomes new Members, subject to a comprehensive joining criteria framework and vigorous probity tests.