How to bet on the Melbourne Cup with Palmerbet
Overview
Palmerbet has one of the easiest sites to use when it comes to betting on the Melbourne Cup. ‘Racing Futures’ is under the ‘Racing’ header, it also has its own link under the ‘Racing’ side bar. From ‘Racing Futures’ you can see the Melbourne Cup link easily as the races are listed in chronological order. Unlike other sites that have tiny links in unintuitive places Palmerbet has the Melbourne Cup right where you would think to go looking for it.

The Melbourne Cup should appear in the ‘Quick Links’ bar at the top side of the home page a week or so out from the race. This has a link for all the major events so the Melbourne cup will definitely end up here.

Mobile
Palmerbet is also great on your smart phone for betting on the Melbourne Cup. They have really made it easy for you to find ‘Racing Futures’ under the ‘Horse Racing’ or ‘Racing’ menus. They current have the same Melbourne Cup markets available. If you are looking for the Melbourne Cup and don’t want to be bombarded with all of the current days racing and bet markets, then Palmerbet on your phone is the place to go.

Markets
They currently have an ‘All in’ market with ‘Win’ and ‘Place’ bets available. Although when the field is set the normal markets, that are typically available on all races, will become available. For Palmer bet this includes Win, Place, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, First Four and Quadrella. They have Fixed and Best Tote prices available on the Win and Place markets.

At the bottom of the race sheet they offer a “Fav vs Field’ bet where you can back the favourite or any other runner which is the closest thing you will get to ‘laying’ a bet off the exchanges.

Another nice feature of the Palmerbet site for your Melbourne Cup bet is that the bet slip is a fixed box on the side of the website. This means you can select your horse and enter your stake without the page changing, which is good if you want to make multiple selections and watch the price before placing your bet.

Promotions
Palmerbet don’t have a lot of promotions but there is a chance that they will put on up for the Melbourne Cup. To see the available promotions, you need to already be a member of their site, so either login or sign up. They have a ‘Giant Odds’ promotion for selected Group One races where they add a extra market with increase odds for the particular race. It is possible that this will be available for the Melbourne Cup so it is worth check during race week.

Overall
Palmerbet is one of the more intuitive and user friendly betting sites for the Melbourne Cup. If you just want to make a Melbourne Cup bet and not spend hours digging around websites to find the markets, or being targeted with less quality markets, then Palmerbet is for you.

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