Best Melbourne Cup betting sites

Which is the best bookmaker for you when punting on the November 6 Melbourne Cup?

We have broken our recommendations into distinct categories, because the Melbourne Cup attracts both experienced punters with big bankrolls and the once-a-year expert, who picks a horse so they can banter with the best of them at barbecues and parties across Australia.

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Melbourne Cup Day odds comparison

If your search for a bookmaker is as simple and easy as ‘who has the best odds?’, our odds comparison table on the final field for the Cup below may help.

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Pat Cosgrave 57.5
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The Cliffsofmoher
Ryan Moore 56.5
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Corey Brown 56.0
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Yuga Kawada 55.5
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Jim Crowley 55.5
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Jordan Childs 55.5
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Who Shot Thebarman
Ben Melham 55.5
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Tye Angland 55.0
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Marmelo
Hugh Bowman 55.0
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Glyn Schofield 54.5
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11  Yucatan
James Mcdonald 54.5
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12  Auvray
Tommy Berry 54.0
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13  Finche
Zac Purton 54.0
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14  Red Cardinal
Damien Oliver 54.0
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15  Vengeur Masque
Patrick Moloney 54.0
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16  Ventura Storm
Mark Zahra 54.0
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17  A Prince Of Arran
Michael Walker 53.0
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18  Nakeeta
Regan Bayliss 53.0
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19  Sir Charles Road
Dwayne Dunn 53.0
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20  Zacada
Damian Lane 53.0
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21  Runaway
Stephen Baster 52.0
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22  Youngstar
Craig Williams 51.5
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23  Cross Counter
Kerrin Mcevoy 51.0
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24  Rostropovich
Wayne Lordan 51.0
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Bonus hunter with Sportsbet account

The good news is there are several great alternatives to Sportsbet and for the 2018 Melbourne Cup. These are Neds.com.au, which is the newest betting site in Australia, after launching last month. Another top option is Topbetta, which is a 100% Australian-owned company, that features a great sign up offer, and access to the Global Tote, which is a rival to TAB’s tote products.

Sign up offers 2018 Melbourne Cup

Horsebetting.com.au is happy to share over $3000 worth of bonus bets at Australian-licensed bookies. These come in the form of deposit bonuses. Meaning when you make your first deposit or settle your first bet, your account will be credited with a bonus bet or bets. This is a great way to enhance your betting balance ahead of the Melbourne Cup.

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Editor’s pick: Best bookie bonus for Melbourne Cup day

IF at a pinch we had to choose a bookie for the 2018 cup we would have to say the newest addition to the landscape — Neds.com.au — just because it’s fresh, and they are doing everything in their power to attract new punters. This means there are a mountain of great promos to make your bankroll last longer. These include cash back offers and enhanced odds on certain runners. Obviously there is plenty of options for punters to bet with, we just think Neds is worth a look.

What bookmaker will take the biggest Melbourne Cup bet?

It’s a considerable flash point in Australian racing that corporate bookies cut off successful punters and won’t take bigger bets on fancied runners (but when they do they like to let everyone know). We have seen Sportsbet, and Ladbrokes, probably the four biggest books in Australia, mentioned in this conversation. The two bookies we tend to have the most luck placing large wagers with are Luxbet.com.au and Sportsbet.com.au, despite some reports the latter doesn’t like taking on serious bettors.

How to live stream the Melbourne Cup on your phone

One Aussie bookie have the mobile streaming rights for Victorian racing, BetEasy. You simply open an account (Join BetEasy) then visit the racing section to find the Melbourne Cup. You will see the video icon pop up when it’s available to begin streaming, usually in the minutes before the race.

The best bookmaker

It’s subjective obviously but my feelings are that Sportsbet remains the no.1 betting site in Australia. It’s a professional service with great customer service. If you are not a member at Sportsbet you should be. One of the biggest draw cards for Melbourne Cup punters at Sportsbet is the ability boost your odds on any runner in the race. This allows you to, for instance, boost Who Shot Thebarman’s odds from $67 to $101. On a $10 bet that is over $300 difference on those odds. Great value in our books. And on top of that you also get the option to stream the race on your mobile handset if you are unable to watch it on TV.