AUTHORISED BETTING OPERATIONS ACT 2000
Notice pursuant to section 54(1)(c) of the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000
PURSUANT to section 54(1)(c) of the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000, I, Dini Soulio, Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, hereby declare that it is a condition of a bookmakers licence that the licensee may accept bets (not being bets made by telephone, internet or other electronic means) at a place, other than at a racecourse on a day on which a licensed racing club is authorised to conduct on-course totalisator betting within that racecourse or at a licensed betting shop, which is being used for the purposes of a charitable fundraising event on the day fixed as Melbourne Cup Day, being the first Tuesday of November of every year, which are—
- (annual events organised by community or charitable bodies) being any annual fundraising event organised by a non-profit, charitable or community body; or
- (other) any other event of an infrequent nature in relation to which contingencies have been approved under the Act for the purposes of totalisator or fixed odd betting and such that it would not have any material adverse financial effect on the holder of the major betting operations licence holder.
It is a condition of this declaration that—
- subject to any exclusivity provisions afforded to UBET SA, being the holder of the major betting operations licence under the Approved Licensing Agreement (ALA) with the Minister for Consumer and Business Services, that such betting operations by a licensed bookmaker may not be conducted at a place where UBET SA is authorised to conduct—
- off-course totalisator betting; or
- totalisator betting on certain sports; or
- fixed odds betting on certain sports; or
- walk in trade; and
- UBET SA must consent in writing prior to bookmaking operations being conducted at such fundraising events and that evidence of such consent must be produced by the licensed bookmaker at the request of an Authorised Officer; and
- the acceptance of any bet that may constitute Direct Walk In Trade is prohibited; and
- the acceptance of any bet that may constitute Indirect Walk In Trade is prohibited; and
- where a relevant fundraising event is being organised by other than a community or charitable body, that all of the net proceeds from the event are distributed to the holder of a section 6 licence pursuant to the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939.
For the purposes of this declaration, the terms (annual events organised by community or charity bodies), (other) events, Direct Walk In Trade, and Indirect Walk In Trade, shall have the same meaning as in the ALA.
Dated 16 October 2017.
Dini Soulio, Liquor and Gambling Commissioner