Melbourne Cup Betting Offers

November 3, 2018

2018 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.

Sportsbet logo

Bonus bet refunds


  • 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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Unibet logo

Cup bonus bet


  • Melbourne Cup
  • Run 2nd or 3rd
  • Get a bonus bet
Unibet is offering a bonus bet refund on the 2018 Melbourne Cup. If your pick finishes 2ndor 3rd, Unibet will credit your account with a matched bonus bet up to the value of $25.

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Beteasy logo

Melbourne Cup


  • Bonus bet refund
  • For 2nd - 4th
  • Rewards points
Place a fixed odds bet on the Melbourne Cup with Beteasy, and if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, they will refund your bet up to the value of $25 in bonus bet reward points.

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Palmerbet logo

Cup Day refunds


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

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Ladbrokes logo

Cup odds boost


  • 2018 Melbourne Cup
  • Odds boost
  • First fixed odds bet
Place a fixed odds bets on the Melbourne Cup with Ladbrokes, and boost the odds of your selection. This promotion applies to your first fixed odds bet only. Maximum bet stake for this offer is $500.

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Neds logo

Race 1 free bet


  • Flemington all races
  • Price boost
  • Better odds
Place a fixed odds bet on any race at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day with Neds, and boost your odds by using their Fat Odds product!

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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 2

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
  • Palmerbet

The Melbourne Cup

If you’re looking for a bonus bet deal on the Melbourne Cup itself, look to Unibet’s $25 bonus bet refund for running 2nd or 3rd in the 2018 Melbourne Cup. Sportsbet and Beteasy are both offering the same deal.