Best places to bet on the Melbourne Cup 2016

  • Where to place your Melbourne Cup bets
  • How to get the best value for your bets
  • Promotions and special offers available on the race
Racegoers at the Melbourne Cup

Bookmakers offer some unmissable promotions on the Melbourne Cup and we've picked out the best places to bet on the race that stops a nation.

You may be looking for the best odds on your preferred runner, a promotion that gives you your money back if they finish in the first three, enhanced odds or a price boost or just some bonus bets to use on the Melbourne Cup.

Australia's leading bookmakers have something for everyone and we've managed to get some special deals for you to take advantage of ahead of the Melbourne Cup.

Best Bookmakers


Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet and bet365 are among the best places to bet on the Melbourne Cup because all four bookmakers stream the race if you are unable to watch it at Flemington or live on the television. 

But there are other bookmakers who should not be discounted with thousands of dollars available in bonus bets to bet with if you live in one of the eligible states.

The best deals currently available are:

Ladbrokes: Deposit $700, Get $700 in bonus bets with promo code MAXCASH700
CrownBet: Get $1000 in bonus bets
UBET: Up to $200 in bonus bets
TopBetta: Up to $250 in bonus bets available with the exclusive promo code MAXCASH
Sportsbet: Deposit $50, Get $150 in bonus bets.
Betstar: Up to $250 in bonus bets with the promo code MAXIMUMBONUS
bet365: 100% first deposit match up to $200 with the Open Account Offer. Use promo code MAXCASH
William Hill: Deposit $30, Get $100 in bonus bets, or Deposit $8, Get $88 in bonus bets

Luxbet: Deposit $50, Get $150 in bonus bets

If you bet with CrownBet or UBET, you can collect CrownBet Rewards Points and UBET+ Rewards Points every time you place a bet. Turn them back into betting dollars and use them to win big.

For all new customer promotions available, see here*



Melbourne Cup Promotions


Bookmakers will be launching their promotions on the race later this week. Expect to see the opportunity to boost the odds on your fancied runner, get your money back for finishing 2nd or 3rd in the race or special markets for one runner to win by a length or more. 

Bettingpro.com.au will keep you up to date with the latest promotions are they are launched. Alternatively see all the current offers available here


Melbourne Cup Tipping


TopBetta are running the $200,000 King of the Cup tipping tournament across all four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Enter for your chance to win a share of a life-changing sum. All races on Melbourne Cup Day form part of the tournament with those making the biggest profit across the week walking away with the jackpot prize.




*State exclusions apply to some offers (excl NSW, VIC, SA and WA). NSW Residents are excluded from bonuses and offers. Please read the T&Cs of each offer with each bookmaker.

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