As a result of Simplify Day, licensed bookmakers no longer need a permit from CBS to take bets for Melbourne Cup day charity functions.
The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner published a notice in the SA Government Gazette on 24 October 2017 to allow licensed bookmakers to take bets at charitable fundraising events on Melbourne Cup day, the first Tuesday of November of every year.
Special one-off arrangements have been put in place for this year’s Melbourne Cup day on Tuesday 7 November 2017. Organisers of future charitable events on Melbourne Cup day will need to contact The SA Bookmakers League on (08) 7070 2710 to use a licenced bookmaker.
Any licensed bookmaker that does not comply with the conditions in the Commissioner’s notice will be subject to disciplinary action.