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Finding The Right Bookmaker For The Melbourne Cup

July 13 - Punters who are looking for a bookmaker they can have confidence on betting with makes the whole experience a whole lot better. It can be a hard task to find the right one since there are quite a lot of UK bookmakers to choose from. With the stiff competition, most offer competitive odds on UK and international horse racing meeting including the Melbourne Cup every year. This is good news for UK punters and we recommend that you open an account with not just one bookmaker, but with different firms to take advantage of the enticing sign up promos. Having several betting accounts will let you get a better grasp of who offers the best odds.

Tips in Choosing a Bookmaker

Allow us to help you make a choice among the top bookmakers by suggesting these points to consider:

* Track Record

A punter needs to be confident in the bookmaker they are betting with. Getting paid and resolving disputes is often easier with an established firm. If they have a fixed rule book with overall efficient financial practices, you can rest easy that your bets are dealt with properly. Don't be too quick to trust unregulated outposts with a dubious track records. If you want to play it safe, stick to the seasoned, reputable bookmakers who have a great track record when opening an account for horse racing.

* Better Odds and Bet Offers

A bookmaker's price is usually the exchange price with no trader assigned to come up with the prices. The little liquidity in the mornings are taken advantage of by crafty players who can affect the exchange prices. This practice actually has negative effects on the confidence punters have with racing in general. Nonetheless, there are established firms who give decent bets. This is possible with genuine businesses who are non-arb, so to speak.

* Early Prices

Offering prices at the earliest time possible is a good indication that the exchange market cannot affect the prices. Some firms, such as Bet365, release prices the night before a race. Astute punters consider this fair hunting grounds despite of the fact that the size of wager is strictly limited.


BOG or Best Odds Guaranteed is an offer UK punter should take advantage off because it can make a big difference to overall profitability for any backer. Although, it is getting harder and harder to find firms that offer BOG with only the more established companies such as William Hill still offering Best Odds Guaranteed as a standard.

* Free Bets

Promotion and free bets are the usual key features for a firm to stand out from the crowd. Some firms offer well over the odds on favorites for a limited time, while some let an hour go by without enhancing the place terms.

The Race that Stops a Nation

The grandest annual horse race in Australia is the Emirates Melbourne Cup, also known as the Race that Stops a Nation. The event is held on the first Tuesday in November, every year from morning to night. The official flower for Emirates Melbourne Cup Day 2017 edition is the Yellow Rose.

Every year, thousands of avid race goers, VIPs, fashionistas and scene-makers head to the Flemington race course to watch history in the making. The Emirates Melbourne Cup awards the biggest prize money in any Australian sport, including a beautiful 18ct solid gold trophy worth $175,000. Aside from the rich prizes, the international standing of the event takes horse racing itself to a whole new level of excitement and prestige not only in Australia, but in all horse racing communities around the world.

Top bookmakers for this event will include William Hill, Bet365, Ladbroke, Crownbet, Betfair and the Aussie owned and operated Palmerbet and many others. Melbourne Cup free bet offers from leading Australian bookmakers are highly anticipated by punters around the world.

If you are gearing up for the Race that Stops a Nation, and looking for a good bookmaker to bet with, we highly recommend that you opt for the most established in the industry.

The race information available at this time are:

Scheduled Date: Tuesday November 7, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Race Distance: 3200m
Race Conditions: Handicap
Status: Group 1
First Run: 1861
Prize Money: A$6.2 million

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