WHILE there is some serious greyhound group racing on at the Meadows, serious punters are turning their attention to the Melbourne Cup horse racing meeting at Flemington tomorrow.
This means our favourite online bookmakers have many bonuses and specials available right now, giving an increase to our bankrolls and hopefully helping us walk away winners.
Remember, even if you are in a state that forbids bonus bets, or welcome packages, you can still claim the bonus they offer by contacting them directly (via phone or live chat services) or checking your email account after you have completed the sign-up process.
Best 2017 Melbourne Cup Free Bets
Best Melbourne Cup bookmaker specials
Want to have a bet on the Melbourne Cup, but don’t know which bookie to bet through? Our recommended bookmakers are trying to sweeten the deal, with some extensive promotions on the race outside of their standard sign-up deals.
Crownbet: Our top rated online bookie, Crownbet are currently pushing their rewards program, with new customers receiving $30 in reward points which can be redeemed for bonus bets and prizes. Additionally, they are also offering cash back specials amongst a range of promos for Cup day.
Sportsbet: While the precise details of their Cup day promotions have not been released yet, we guarantee they will be exciting! We are predicting them to offer cash back on races one through to five at Flemington on Tuesday, with perhaps some inflated odds for some of the Cup’s contenders. The welcome package is $501.
William Hill: Global betting giant William Hill already have extensive betting markets available for the Cup and generally run some great specials on the day. Expect to get cash back, up to $50 on races one to five, plus a double down special on the Cup where you get your money back if the horse you backed doesn’t win.
Latest 2017 Melbourne Cup odds
How to claim bonus offers
The regulation of online betting has tightened in recent years and it can be complicated to decipher which states allow you to cash in on promotions.
The best way to find out if you are eligible for a certain offer is to read the terms and conditions on each bookmaker’s website.
Alternatively, you can call the bookie’s support service, with some state’s allowing you to claim these bonus offers, however bookies are not allowed to advertise this fact.
A great guide to all the Melbourne Cup action can be found here.
Where can I watch the Melbourne Cup online?
Unfortunately, some of us have to work on Melbourne Cup day or won’t have access to a TV.