How to bet on the Melbourne Cup with MadBookie
Mad Bookie is a relatively small bookmaker compared with the corperate ones. Their website is genearlly easy to use and has the same markets as the others for the Melbourne Cup. Look for the ‘Feature Races’ link under the racing bar on the left hand side of the home page. This will take you to a page with a Melbourne Cup link. Around a week out from the Melbourne Cup a link should appear under the ‘Quick Links’ bar at the top of the home page, so you won’t be able to miss it. Current, if you select the ‘Racing’ header on the home page you can go to the ‘Futures’ pages. The Melbourne Cup is listed here but no races are available yet. This will also become active closer to race day. For now stick with the ‘Feature Races’ link mentioned above.
The process is pretty similar on your phone. Select ‘Racing’ from the menu drop down and then ‘Futures’. The races come up in rough chronological order so currently the Melbourne Cup is about half way down the page.
Madbookie only has ‘Win’ for ‘All in’ markets, there are no place or each way available options. Later you will be able to find the normal range of markets like any other race. By selecting the Melbourne Cup link now you will be directed to a page with a list of all the available horses, similar to a ‘Pick the Premier’ page for sports. Madbookie does however have a very plain bet slip which is refreshingly simple and easy to use.
The website is also simple, but not quite as clear as it could be. The site is not nicely ‘scaled’ and it can seem a bit squashed in your browser. The information is also not as logically displayed as it could be which makes it a bit harder for a first time user.
Madbookie is a smaller outfit which doesn’t have anywhere near the marketing budget of the large corporate bookmakers, so don’t expect too many promotions. They might have one up for Melbourne Cup though, you will have to look closer to race day.
Madbookie is relatively has the Melbourne Cup in a logical place and makes it easy for punters to find. They current do not have ‘Place’ markets available so you can only bet on the ‘Win’. Madbookie is great if you want a straight forward, no bells and whistles place to bet on the Melbourne Cup.