Technology : Betting with smartphones for Melbourne cup 2016

| October 31, 2017

australia sport betting 2016

Smartphones bought mini pc’s to your hand and now you can bet anywhere or on any horse for the Melbourne cup in 2016  while you are on the go.

This 2016 race “That stops the nation”  you will see more than ever, punters reaching out to their phones to take a last minute punt on a horse.  Its never been so easy to bet on horse racing and sporting events.[ Check our recently updated post for the 2017 Melbourne cup info ]

Betting smart on melbourne cup  with new technology

Today you can place live sports bets with your iPhone or Android smartphone or even your ipad.

Today we go through some of the  top online betting providers in Australia and show you how you can sign up with some free betting and bonus offers for the Melbourne cup horse racing carnival 2016.

The race that stops the nation is one of the best sporting events to sign up or register with a betting company in Australia.  Why – because this is Australia’s biggest horse racing event and so you get the best free bet offers and bonus bets for just signing up, which costs you nothing.

Deposit for bets

They do ask you for a minimum deposit to show an act of good faith, but most free bet offers give you back much more in value for the registration when you sign up with them.

For overseas punters:

When and where is the Melbourne cup ?

Melbourne cup in 2016  is  on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Address: 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031, Australiaa

Betting at a local betting outlet

If you don’t want to get an online betting account, you could always just walk in to a tabcorp outlet and purchase a bet on a horse.  There are many kind of bets you could  bet on in the Melbourne cup.

You can bet on the winning horse, you can bet on two different horses to win, you can choose a trifecta.  On the cup day there is always assistance on how to lay your bets at the TABCORP outlet

If you want to bet online, then offcourse you can just sign up onto any offer below  with the free or bonus bet offers . We recommend ladbrokes or betstar who have a good and reliable modern betting platform and support  the latest technology, including smartphone betting.

They also cover a wide  selection of sporting events for betting , including all the popular local and international sports and events.

Be mindful that free and bonus bet offers that are advertised apply to different states with different providers according to the approved betting licenses and state regulations, so check the offer landing page via our links to check if the advertised offer applies to you and in your state

Below are their offers for the cup and some other  local bookmakers as well

Betstar established in 2007, is an Australian Corporate Bookmaking firm that are based and established within Melbourne and Darwin. Betstar employ 40+ staff split between the Melbourne & Darwin offices

Once you sign up with them, you will need to provide documents to them drivers license or passport copy.  They will check this and get back to you with approval.

Our second recommendation: The ladbrokes guys provide a good platform.  So if you want to give this a go, grab their current offer which won’t last long obviously.

Below are some more punter’s (bookmakers)  you could choose from


Luxbet – ( $150 in bonus bets)



Sportsbet – ($150 Bonus bets)


william hill

William Hill – (get upto $50 back offer)

bet 365

Bet365 –


Betfair –

Documents required  for getting an account :

The person applying for the account must be 18 years or over, and bookmakers can request that account holders present evidence of various ID and proof-of-age documents, which can  be just one of the document or more than one below.

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • State-issued ID card

Choosing the lucky winner is still anybody’s game and nobody can predict that, but luck and gut feeling sometimes can make you money in this game.

Form guide for Tuesday, 1 November 2016 – List of horses for race 7  cup race

Melbourne Cup – Race 7

No. Horse Br Jockey Wgt Current odds
1 Big Orange (GB) 7 Jamie Spencer 57 kg $15.00
2 Our Ivanhowe (GER) 6 Dwayne Dunn 57 kg $51.00
3 Curren Mirotic (JPN) 18 Tommy Berry 56.5 kg $34.00
4 Bondi Beach (IRE) 5 Ryan Moore 56 kg $9.00
5 Exospheric (GB) 13 Damien Oliver 56 kg $21.00
6 Hartnell (GB) 12 James McDonald 56 kg $5.00
7 Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) 20 Hugh Bowman 56 kg $34.00
8 Wicklow Brave (GB) 24 Frankie Dettori 56 kg $15.00
9 Almoonqith (USA) 19 Michael Walker 54.5 kg $21.00
10 Gallante (IRE) 2 Blake Shinn 54.5 kg $67.00
11 Grand Marshal (GB) 9 Ben Melham 54.5 kg $41.00
12 Jameka 3 Nicholas Hall 54.5 kg $8.50
13 Heartbreak City (FR) 23 Joao Moreira 54 kg $16.00
14 Sir John Hawkwood (IRE) 14 Blake Spriggs 54 kg $81.00
15 Excess Knowledge (GB) 21 Vlad Duric 53.5 kg $67.00
16 Beautiful Romance (GB) 1 Damian Lane 52.5 kg $71.00
17 Almandin (GER) 17 Kerrin McEvoy 52 kg $13.00
18 Assign (IRE) 22 Katelyn Mallyon 52 kg $61.00
19 Grey Lion (IRE) 16 Glen Boss 52 kg $34.00
20 Oceanographer (GB) 11 Chad Schofield 52 kg $7.50
21 Secret Number (GB) 10 Stephen Baster 52 kg $31.00
22 Pentathlon (NZ) 4 Mark Du Plessis 51.5 kg $126.00
23 Qewy (IRE) 15 Craig Williams 51.5 kg $23.00
24 Rose of Virginia (NZ) 8 Ben E Thompson 51 kg $101.00

If you want to check  the Melbourne Cup 2015 Video stream or replay online, check out the youtube video featuring the 2015 winners below.
Melbourne Cup Video Online Race Results Winner 2015


The different kind of hedging and betting strategies are not limited to the local tab outlet , now you can do it all online. Trifecta, winner bet, place bets and custom bets made by you. The odds can be multiplied many folds with the more exotic bets you place.

Technology has advanced enough for you to read your email on the bus, talk or video chat via Facebook or what’s app on the train and buy that nice dress on your morning tea break via Zara online.

Now you can also bet online on  your horse  for Melbourne cup via your ipad, smartphone, laptop or even your smart enabled watch or fridge.

How to deposit or withdraw from your betting account

To deposit money into your account , you just need to connect your bank account to your sport bet account. Some punters give the PayPal option too.

Withdrawing money is as simple as clicking withdraw in your betting account to transfer funds to your connected bank a/c.

We here at digitalgrog have been covering the cup  from a many years, check out some old posts from  2010 , 2011, 2013 and  2015


Flemington racecourse map on google

Racecourse MAP below


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