Prior to the Melbourne Cup Field being fully announced Sportsbet only has an ‘All in’ market available initially, however as the final field for the Melbourne Cup is announced on the Monday before the race full markets become available, sometimes as early as Saturday night before The Cup, in turn a full detailed race card on the Sportsbet.com.au website.
Sportsbet is now the biggest online bookmaker in Australia and always has a solid offering to punters wanting to get a bet on for the Melbourne Cup.
🏆 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 at the top of 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’ link should be pretty obvious. If you click on the ‘Racing’ header you can also navigate through the same pages to get to the Melbourne Cup page.
Closer to race day a Melbourne Cup link will appear on the left hand side of the home page under ‘ Quick Links ’. This is where all major betting events end up on Sportsbet, it is very convenient and easy to find.
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.
Sportsbet Melbourne Cup Promotions
Sportsbet’s ‘Specials’ are generally paid as bonus bets and 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’ deal over the Melbourne Cup so check for this a week out from race day before placing your bet. They 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 Sportsbet.com.au.
The Sportsbet promotions are only advertised on the ‘Specials’ page so go there first, or check them out directly via this link:
On race week Sportsbet.com.au will start running banners and offers on the race pages if there are any applicable promotions or Melbourne Cup offers or Bonus Bets, also keep an eye on our site, we’ll have all of the latest Sportsbet Melbourne Cup betting promotions and Bonus Bets .
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.
Sportsbet Melbourne Cup Website Options
Sportsbet has the Melbourne Cup Cup markets only one click off the home page, however it isn’t that obvious to find or clearly advertised anywhere early on, if you’re looking for an early bet. It is much easier once the Melbourne Cup gets a spot within the “Quick Links” bar at the top of the home page. 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.
When the full markets are up one week before race day their race card is very clear and easy to use. 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 a look at Sportsbet for your Melbourne Cup betting.
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