Ladbrokes is giving Melbourne Cup punters some nice incentives to make you buck last longer.
These include the odds boost which allows you to increase the odds on a selected runner, if you are placing a win bet. You are only given limited uses of the odds boost, so make sure you spend it wisely.
Another is Pick Your Own Odds which allows you to say how much a winning bet is going to win by, if for instance you say Humidour was going to win the Melbourne Cup by 10 lengths, your odds might go from $10 to $70.
Pick Your Own Odds can only be used on fixed odds races and if your selection wins but doesn’t make the margin you have chosen, there is no payout. Any winning bets will be paid out within half an hour.
Favourites vs. Field is another promotion running on Melbourne Cup Day. This promotion allows you to back the field to beat the favourite in selected races.
The given odds will vary from race to race, for instance if you have a horse which is a narrow favourite, with three or four other horses in the market you might get odds as short as $1.20 for the field and $2.80 for the favourite. m
You can find some real juicy bets with the help of Favourite vs. Field, so it is one to keep an eye out for on Melbourne Cup day, with the race fields for the Flemington meet expected to be very juicy.