Betting agency UBET have launched a promotional campaign to push for a Melbourne Cup Public Holiday throughout Australia.
The perfectly timed campaign is led by ex Brisbane Lions champion Jonathan Brown and takes exception at the fact that “the race that stops a nation” only really stops Victoria, since they’re the only state that get a public holiday for the Melbourne Cup.
UBET have promoted the campaign across a number of social media platforms. View the viral video here:
Victoria has been in the public holiday spotlight of late due to the fact they receive a massive 13 public holidays per year with the AFL Grand Final holiday causing a big stir recently. Most other states have around 10-11 public holidays per year with the Melbourne Cup day being one of the more desired dates for an additional day off.
The Melbourne Cup is due to be run on Tuesday, November 3rd. Unfortunately, whilst the UBET campaign is very entertaining, there is absolutely ZERO chance that a public holiday will be added to this years calendar….but we can hope for next year!