Sportsbet is the biggest online bookmaker in Australia and always has a solid offering to punters wanting to get a bet on for the Melbourne Cup, sign up here on this page to get the biggest available Melbourne Cup Free Bet with Sportsbet.
Prior to the Melbourne Cup Field is announced Sportsbet has an ‘All in’ market available to punters. As soon as the final field for the Melbourne Cup is announced on the Monday before the race (sometimes Saturday night) the full Sportsbet Melbourne Cup markets become available, in turn a full detailed race card on the Sportsbet.com.au website.
🏆 Melbourne Cup Betting With Sportsbet
If you want to place some Melbourne Cup bets now you can find the Melbourne Cup page under the ‘Racing’ header on the home page.
- Hover your cursor over the header and a drop-down menu will appear.
- Look for ‘Futures’ on the left, under ‘Horse Racing Australia – NZ’.
- The ‘Futures’ page has races separated into months so go down until you find November, the ‘Melbourne Cup’
- Click on the ‘Racing’ header you can also navigate through the same pages to get to the Melbourne Cup page.
Close to race day a “Melbourne Cup link” will appear on the left hand side of the Sportsbet home page under ‘ Quick Links ’.
This is where all major betting events end up on the Sportsbet website, which is convenient and very easy to find.
📲 Melbourne Cup Sportsbet Phone Betting
The process is similar on your phone.
- Select ‘Racing’ from the menu drop down and then ‘Futures’.
- The races will come up in rough chronological order.
Sportsbet Melbourne Cup Promotions
On race week Sportsbet start running banners and offers on race pages if there are any applicable promotions, Melbourne Cup offers, Free Bets or Bonus Bets.
Sportsbet also offer a FREE BET BONUS to new customers, not avaliable directly on their site, so if you want the best offer, sign up here:
Keep an eye on our site, we’ll have all of the latest Sportsbet Melbourne Cup betting promotions and Free Bet Bonus Offers .
Sportsbet’s ‘Specials’ are generally paid as bonus bets, not refunds or cash into your account so consider that before banking on getting your “money back”.
They regularly run a ‘cash back for 2nd or 3rd’ promotion over the Melbourne Cup so check for this a week out from race day before placing your bet. Sportsbet have a separate page for NSW ‘Specials’ which saves you from digging around the terms and conditions to see if your eligible for each promotion.
As Sportsbet is the leading online bookmaker in Australia, they have a large customer base, therefore Sportsbet need to be more cautious with their Melbourne Cup offering. A favourite winning and a special offer “going off” on Melbourne Cup day would be an expensive outcome for them.
The Sportsbet promotions are only advertised on the ‘Specials’ page when logged in, so go there first, or check them al out via our link:
Sportsbet Melbourne Cup Markets 📊
Early on Sportsbet only has ‘All in’ for the ‘Win’ and ‘Each Way’ markets on the Melbourne Cup.
A week before the race you’ll be able to find the normal range of markets like any other race. Initially by selecting the Melbourne Cup link you will be directed to a page with a list of all the available horses, similar to a ‘Pick the Premier’ page for sports, as the Melbourne Cup Final Field isn’t announced until Saturday before the cup, the final race card tends to go up on Sportsbet.com.au around that evening.
If you want to bet each way early before the field is announced, this is done on the bet slip once you have made your selection. You need to choose it from the drop-down box next to where you enter your stake.
Once the full markets become available, if you select the race link you will go to the full race card. This page is simple and easy to use, great for Melbourne Cup betting.
For single bets, Sportsbet offers Win, Place and Each Way markets, and then Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta and First Four for exotics. Next to the ‘Single Markets’ tab there is ‘ Extra Markets ’ here you can find ‘Without’ and ‘Insure’ markets.
The ‘Without’ market allows you to place a bet with one horse (generally the favourite) not included in the result. This is useful if you like your horse but are worried about the favourite. The ‘Insure 2’ and ‘Insure 3’ markets returns your money if your horse finishes in the respective position or higher to the bet you choose, for example. If you select ‘Insure 2’ and your horse comes 2nd your bet will be refunded.
Sportsbet Melbourne Cup Products
Similar to Ladbrokes Oddsboost, Sportsbet has a ‘ powerplay ’ function. Every day you can increase the odds on one selection across all of their racing markets. Boosts range in size depending on the starting odds but can be up to 20%.
To do this you need to make a selection and go to your ‘Bet slip’. A little ‘Powerplay’ icon will be above where you enter your stake. Click it and your odds should increase by anything from 10% – 20%.
As you can only use this once per day it is much easier to wait until race day if you’re looking to place a bet using the Sportsbet ‘Powerplay’ feature.
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Sportsbet Melbourne Cup Summary
Sportsbet has the Melbourne Cup markets just only one click off the home page or is found year round in the "racing" pages on the website.
Once the Melbourne Cup market gets a spot within the "Quick Links" bar at the top of the home page it's easy to navigate to.
On Melbourne Cup day Sportsbet dedicates the home page to the entire Melbourne Cup race card, so simply visiting Sportsbet.com.au is enough to see the betting markets race by race as they happen.
With a bit of an extra boost from their Powerplay option and possibly a ‘2nd or 3rd’ cash back Melbourne Cup promotion, you should definitely have an account with Sportsbet for your Melbourne Cup betting options.