Another Tattsbet Promo + ‘how to’ bet on the Cup

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The big race day is nearly here. The race that stops a nation. Here is another promo from TattsBet, and a bit of help for yourself or family members who may not bet much and a little help always helps.

So if you think someone would like the help in understanding things, or would like to know about the the promo and how they qualify,why not send them the link to help them out.


I will try to post this again before the cup, possibly later in the week.





The Event


There is something very special about the first Tuesday in November. Just before 2:00 pm (Queensland time) Australians everywhere stop whatever they are doing and join together to enjoy the event that is THE CUP. Enjoying this special event by having a TattsBet, experiencing the party atmosphere and watching the big race has become part of Australian folklore.


Melbourne Cup Bet Early Promotion (Queensland retail customers. Tote bets only)


TattsBet has partnered with the Courier Mail again this year to encourage retail customers to bet early by placing their Melbourne Cup tote bets on either Sunday 30th October or before 3pm Monday 31st October. To participate Queensland retail customers placing an early tote bet on the Cup simply need to SMS their ten character alpha/numeric serial nos as it appears on their ticket together with their personal details to the number which will appear on promotional material in the Courier Mail and InfoTAB screen in coming weeks for their chance to go into the draw to win one of twenty-four $500 each way tote bets on the Cup compliments of TattsBet.


Betting interest on the Cup


Cup day is far and away the busiest day of the year for TattsBet with ‘all hands on deck’ at over 1100 retail outlets (700+ in Queensland) and three Telephone Betting centres across Qld, South Australia and Northern Territory.


Australians bet $150M on the Cup through Australian TAB’s last year. When additional betting on the supporting race programs was included, total betting Australia wide on Cup Day was more than $200M. TattsBet punters invested $45M on the Cup and more than $75M on all races on the day.


Queenslander’s invested $30M on the Cup race last year and betting on all racing by Queenslanders with TattsBet on Cup day was $45M.


At its peak TattsBet’s computer will be processing around 70,000 bets per minute. This generally occurs at around 1.00pm. Last year there were more than 7 million hits on TattsBet’s website on Cup day.


Betting made easy for ‘once a year’ punters


TattsBet has made it as easy as possible for those ‘once a year’ punters who want to add to the excitement of Melbourne Cup day by having a flutter. To avoid confusion there are three special Melbourne Cup tickets. One for Win/Place, Trifecta and First4 bet types. Special How to Bet information will be available in TABs and newspaper advertisements. Importantly, we will have extra staff on hand in our TAB outlets to offer friendly advice and assist those who may be a little unsure about bet types or how to mark their tickets. There will be some special temporary facilities set up for Melbourne Cup betting, including one in the Queen St Mall in Brisbane and the Darwin Mall.


Our Internet site,, has a special section on the Melbourne Cup that provides betting information, facts and figures, news about the Cup and information about retail outlet locations.

It is also possible to open a provisional Account Betting account by visiting and you will be able to place a bet online for the Melbourne Cup from Sunday 30th October. Whilst you can open an account and place a bet on the day we encourage punters to get in early and avoid the last minute rush.



Fractional Betting

Fractional betting is available on all tote bet types, excepting win-place, and allows a punter to choose the maximum amount they wish to spend on a combination of selections. The TAB computer system will calculate the percentage allocated to each combination.

For example, a $3 outlay would represent 3/60 or 5% of the $60 full unit cost. If the customers combinations include a successful one, the $3 spend will give the punter 5% of the dividend. If the dividend is $3,000 then a 5% share would equate to $150.


RadioTAB’s coverage of Melbourne Cup day commences at 6:00am Queensland time. A complete list of RadioTAB’s racing radio network of more than 70 transmitters in Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory as well as its Cup day program can be found at In Brisbane, tune your radio to 1008 on the AM band.

What time is the Cup run local time?


The Melbourne Cup this year will be run on Tuesday 1st November. The Cup is run at Flemington and will be race 7 (MR7 for TattsBet betting purposes). The race start time for the Cup is:


Queensland                 – 2.00pm

South Australia           – 2.30pm

Northern Territory     – 1.30pm


Bet Types available on the Cup


Betting is available right up to jump time with the following bet types offered:


Win                  – select the runner that wins the race

Place               – select a runner that finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd

Quinella          – select the first two placegetters in any order

Exacta             – select the runners that place 1st & 2nd in correct order

Any2                – select any two of the first three placegetters in any order

Trifecta           – select the runners that place 1st 2nd & 3rd in correct order

First4               – select the runners that place 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th in correct order

Mystery Bet    – let the computer select your runners for a Trifecta, First4 or combined

Trifecta/Quinella bet

Fixed Price      – win, place, each way, quinella, top ten finish and winning margin.


The Cup is also included in TattsBet’s Double, Treble and Quadrella coverage of Flemington.


Trifecta and First4 betting is always popular on the Cup due to the big field and usually return large dividends. Trifectas consistently make up more than 30% of Cup betting compared to around 20% on racing at other times of the year.






How do punters make their selections?


The great thing about having a flutter on the Cup or any other race is that you can make your selection in any number of ways. In depth study of the runners’ form is favoured by some punters while others may prefer using their lucky numbers or simply letting the TattsBet computer make their selections by taking a Mystery bet. In between there are a myriad of methods that people use, including jockeys, barrier number, trainer’s form, tipsters or asking friends, favourite colours, birthdates, omen names, horse colours and even a blindfold and pin. Visit a TAB or to see what the experts are tipping.


Whatever method you use, having a flutter on the Cup adds to the excitement in the build up to the race and watching the big event.


When and where is betting available on the Cup?


TattsBet has over 1100 outlets throughout Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. These outlets consist of standalone TAB Agencies, PubTABs, ClubTABs and some special Melbourne Cup facilities including one in the Queen St Mall, Brisbane and the Darwin Mall.

There will be extended opening hours for the Melbourne Cup with all offices open from 8am in Queensland on Cup day. Three telephone betting centres will be fully staffed with hundreds of operators available to take bets from account holders on Cup day from 6.00am in Queensland. Our Internet site,, will also be available for betting by account holders from 6.00am in Queensland on Cup day. You can become an account holder by opening a provisional account online.