One of the most popular betting apps in Australia, Sportsbet, as well as Ladbrokes, keep crashing on Melbourne Cup day


You wouldn’t bet on it.

The Sportsbet app appears to be having technical problems, with punters struggling to use the smartphone just 90 minutes before the Melbourne Cup, the most heavily bet on race in Australia, gets underway.

Ladbrokes appears to have also crashed at around the same time.

In 2016, Australians wagered $657 million over the 4-day Cup carnival period.

Others are also reporting that the website is having difficulties.

What are the odds?

We contacted Sportsbet for comment. They replied to us more that 2 hours and 40 minutes later at 4.40pm asking us to call or email them for details.

We told them the horse had bolted.