We only recommend you bet with approved and licensed online bookmakers where possible, and bet early to avoid the insane queues that can occur on Melbourne Cup Day at retail outlets.
We have done the hard yards and sifted through all the noise to find you our best bookies for this year’s cup. Read on to see what each of these bookmakers offers you ahead of the big race.
All are trusted and secure and you can feel safe depositing and betting with them. All withdrawals are processed promptly.
Even if you’re planning to be at Flemington on Cup Day, betting on the Melbourne Cup with these bookmakers is far easier on your mobile that trying to push through the masses to find a bookie or TAB counter. It is by far the most convenient way to bet on Cup Day.
What the bookies are offering for the 2021 Melbourne Cup
Sportsbet.com.au’s Melbourne Cup services:
As you would expect, Sportsbet is completely geared towards the 2021 Melbourne Spring Carnival and will provide a number of offers and promotions for the race that stops a nation for registered and logged in customers only. You must have a Sportsbet account and be logged in to see the offers when they appear..
The Sportsbet.com.au site has recently been remodelled and offers racing punters improved and detailed information on the form and racing history of each runner in any given field — better informing your betting decisions.
Sportsbet will often provide the ‘best price’ on favourites for big spring carnival races and offers first past the post pay-outs and ‘justice payouts’ on controversial racing and sporting results.
In the past, Sportsbet has offered cash-back offers (in the form of bonus bets) for big race days at Flemington in which a punter’s winning bet finishes second. This will continue with the running of the 2021 Melb Cup.
PlayUp.com.au’s Melbourne Cup services:
The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be the second for PlayUp after the Australian brand was established after the merging together of ClassicBet and MadPunter last year.
While PlayUp has a fantastic spread of markets for sports betting punters, racing is where it really shines.
The format of its desktop website is specifically-designed to be easy to navigate for racing punters, while its smart phone applications are quick, easy to use and won’t let you down during the mad rush on Melbourne Cup day.
Melbourne Cup punters can expect a number of promotions from BetEasy on Cup day. Playup pays out on first past the post, as well as on an upheld protest. The bookmaker has shown a record of providing cash back offers (in the form of bonus bet cash, up to $50) on big Flemington race days if your winning bet finishes second or third. BetEasy also has racing multi specials, sign-up offers and provides its members with free, live streaming of every race through its Sky Racing partnership.
If you’re a member at PlayUp, you can sign-up, bet on the Melbourne Cup and watch the whole thing on your phone.
Bet365’s Melbourne Cup services:
The global gambling giant, Bet365.com.au, provides a brilliant Melbourne Cup service to its loyal punters.
On all Australian horse racing, if you select a fixed win and the final tote price is greater than the price you took, they will pay you out at the bigger odds (terms and conditions apply – read on for more info) — that is a fantastic deal for futures punters.
Bet365 has competitive racing markets, quality desktop and smartphone layouts for quick, easy punting and provides a bevy of promotions and bonuses in the lead-up to the big race.