Melbourne Cup Betting Offers

November 4, 2017

2017 Melbourne Cup betting bonuses

The Melbourne Cup is the greatest two-mile handicap in the world. The Cup as it is colloquially known, is the centrepiece of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Below we feature all of the available bonus bets and bookmaker offers available for the big day.

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Bonus bet refunds

$25

  • Melbourne Cup
  • First 2 races
  • Refund 2nd / 3rd
For the first 2 races, and the Melbourne Cup, Sportsbet will refund fixed odds bets that finish 2nd or 3rd. The refund will be applied to your account in the form of bonus bets.

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Cup Day cash boost

$50

  • Unibet happy hour
  • 25% Cash boost
  • Between 12 - 1pm
Unibet is offering a cash bonus worth up to $50 for all fixed odds bets placed between 12pm - 1pm on Melbourne Cup Day. Winnings will be boosted by 25% to arrive at the cash bonus.

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CrownBet logo

Melbourne Cup

$45

  • Bonus bet refund
  • For 2nd - 5th
  • Rewards points
Place a fixed odds bet on the Melbourne Cup with CrownBet, and if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th, they will refund your bet up to the value of $45 in bonus bet reward points.

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Cup Day refunds

$50

  • Races 1 - 4
  • Finish 2nd or 3rd
  • Bonus bet refund
Palmerbet is offering a bonus bet refund offer on races 1 - 4 at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day. The offer applies to fixed odds bets. Your selection must finish 2nd or 3rd.

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Group race bonuses

$50

  • Every group race
  • Place 2nd or 3rd
  • Win a bonus bet
Unibet has great deal for Cup Day. For all group races, be it a Group 1, 2 or 3 race, they will refund a losing bet on the race if the selection finishes 2nd or 3rd. The refund will be in the form of a bonus bet to be used on a future horse race within 7 days.

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Cup bonus

$25

  • Melbourne Cup
  • Finish 2nd
  • Bonus bet refund
William Hill is offering its members a bonus bet refund on the 2017 Melbourne Cup. If your horse finishes 2nd in the big race, they will refund your bet up to $25 with Rewards points.

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Race 1 free bet

$20

  • Flemington R1
  • If your bet loses
  • Money back up to $20
Place a fixed odds bet on the first race of the card at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day with Neds, and receive your cash back up to $20 if the bet loses!

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Melbourne sign up bonus bets

If you're looking for sign up bonus bets for the 2018 Melbourne Cup, please visit our home page, it features all of the available sign-on offers for prospective members.

Advice for betting on Cup Day

For many Australians, they bet on the horses once a year, usually Melbourne Cup Day. Whilst there aren’t that many promotions on offer on The Cup itself, there are plenty of betting specials and offers available throughout the day, particularly on races 1 - 4. Below is a suggested strategy to maximise the different bookmaker promotions available on Cup Day.

Races 1 and 4

As was the case on Derby Day, several betting agencies are offering bonus bet refunds on the first four races of the meet. Each of the following agencies is offering a refund on these races if your horse fails to win but finishes 2nd or 3rd. Please note, on Cup Day, Sportsbet’s offer is only valid for races 1 and 2, as well as race 7, the Melbourne Cup.

  • Sportsbet
  • CrownBet
  • PalmerBet

The Melbourne Cup

If you’re looking for a bonus bet deal on the Melbourne Cup itself, look to Unibet’s $50 bonus bet refund for running 2nd or 3rd in the great race. Sportsbet offers the same deal but only up to the value of $25. William Hill is also offering a bonus bet refund for finishing 2nd in the 2017 Melbourne Cup.