Melbourne Cup Betting Offers 2020

Last Updated 10 Jul 2020 | Commercial content | 18+

The most anticipated horse race in Australia is getting closer and closer which means that bookmakers are already coming up with their Melbourne Cup betting offers. Let’s dive in and see what you can expect if you plan to bet on the Melbourne Cup this year.

Melbourne Cup Betting Offers

Here is an overview of the currently available Melbourne Cup betting offers. So far, there is limited information on the event-specific offers, but we will update the relevant information as it becomes available. Make sure to check back, so you can maximise your winnings with the best promotional offers when you bet on Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup Betting Offers
Bet on Melbourne Cup

You should have in mind that due to regulations, online betting sites operating in Australia do not show their promotional offers to unregistered customers. That is why, when you are deciding which operator to register for, we would advise you to seek out and use articles such as this one. It’s where you will get precise information about the offers, without having to commit to registering.

Bookmakers Melbourne Cup Offers

Unibet: Check the website to see current offers

Bet365: Visit the operator’s website (18+|T&C Apply)

PointsBet: Check to see current promotions

Ladbrokes: Access the bookmaker’s offers

Melbourne Cup Special Offers

Having in mind the scope and cultural importance of the Melbourne Cup, as well as the long tradition of Melbourne cup bets, operators will go out of their way to attract new customers. That is why if you plan to bet on Melbourne Cup this year, you will have plenty to choose from. Based on the previous years, we can expect the operators to offer a variety of exclusive offers.

Melbourne Cup Betting

Melbourne Cup Betting Offers bet365

It is safe to assume that bet365 will not miss out on offering exclusive Melbourne Cup betting offers as down the line. However, it is still early to tell what they will include. As the offers become available, we will make sure to update the information.

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Melbourne Cup Betting Offers PointsBet

Although PointsBet still hasn’t announced its Melbourne Cup offer, you can get an early start and bet on Melbourne Cup right now from the website’s Futures section. Furthermore, if you are a new user, you might qualify to earn a bonus. 

Finally, PointsBet currently has a Protest Payout offer that applies to every Australian Horse and Harness race. If you bet a win on any horse, and it does win but is relegated due to a protest, you will still be paid out as a winner (T&Cs apply. 18+. Only eligible to residents of QLD, VIC, NT and TAS). Note that although the offer is active at the time of writing, it currently does not extend to futures, so you will not be able to use it on Melbourne Cup bets. There is no information on whether it will still be available at the time of the Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup Betting Offers Unibet

Unibet has recently launched a brand new racing platform. It promises daily odds boosts called Daily Uniboosts and Unibet Uplifts to qualifying customers (T&Cs apply). So far, there is limited info about which events will be eligible for the promotions so we cannot confirm that Melbourne cup bets will qualify. The operator refers customers to follow the Promotions page for any new information so we will make sure to keep a close eye on any future offers.

New customers can, of course, take advantage of the Unibet offers. Check the bookmaker’s site to see all the current offers and if you’re eligible for them. Any additional info on Melbourne Cup bonus bets and other related offers will be updated in the future.

Melbourne Cup Betting Offers Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes is another one of the operators we have big expectations from when it comes to the Melbourne Cup offer. However, we are still waiting for them to announce their offers.

When it comes to other racing offers, at the time of writing, Ladbrokes’ Hour of Power offers inflated odds on a select runner Monday to Friday. The offer starts at 11:00 am AEST and as its name suggests, lasts for one hour only. At this point, we cannot say whether the offer will still be available at the time of the Melbourne Cup. As with the other operators, we will make sure to update the list of Melbourne Cup betting offers as soon as it is made available.

Melbourne Cup FAQ

For any additional questions about the Melbourne Cup bonus bets and other general questions about the event, we have prepared a short FAQ section.

When is the Melbourne Cup?

Melbourne Cup is held annually every first Tuesday in November. This year, the event will be held on November 5. The race itself will start at 3 pm AEDT (2:30 pm ACDT, 2 pm AEST, 1:30 pm ACST, 12 pm AWST).

Where to watch the Melbourne Cup live?

Melbourne Cup will be streamed on a number of media outlets and your options will mostly depend on your location. In Australia, you will be able to follow the event live through Channel 7 and Foxtel, as well as their respective websites and apps.

There is also a number of betting operators who offer live streaming service so you can expect to find it there. You should, however, have in mind that in order to give you access to live streams of sporting events, the operators will require you to have a registered account and a positive account balance. The availability will also be region-locked so you will not be able to access it outside the country.

Outside Australia, people living in the UK, IR and NZ will be able to follow the action live on TV through Sky Racing and Fans in other countries will have to check with local cable service providers or tune into a radio broadcast.

How can I find Melbourne Cup Betting Offers?

Most of the Melbourne Cup offers can be found on operators’ websites. If you plan to bet on Melbourne Cup, it is always a good idea to compare the offers and odds of a few different operators. As we have already mentioned, in order to see the actual promotional offers, you will have to register as a new user. That is why the easiest way to do it is to follow articles such as this one.

What kind of offers can I expect?

The offers will vary from one operator to another. In general, you can expect different Melbourne cup bonus bets, better odds, additional funds betting funds, etc. Every year, major operators get increasingly creative when it comes to major events like this one, so we are sure that this years’ offers won’t disappoint.

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