Well, what can I say, The Grand National is the biggest betting event of the year. As a result you will notice that the bookmakers will offer very little in promotions to gain your business. They know that the general public will place a bet no matter what offers are available.
However, some bookmakers do have an offer and some will pay out on the extra places. A few bookies are now NRNB "Non Runner, No Bet" if you want to place a bet early. Below is a guide on how to place a bet on the Grand National and the best offfers available.
First and foremost you will need to have an online account at a bookmaker, of course you could go down the highstreet and place an in-shop bet. However, it is a lot easier to do it from the comfort of your home.
Normally bookies will have offers available for new customers, however for the Grand national they will scrap these. Cheeky I know, but it's the way it works.
The best bookmakers will offer extra places for your Each Way bet (ew explained below!).
This year I am reccommending two bookmakers for the Grand National:
2. Coral have a free bet for National where you can get a five free bet once you place a five pound bet! Click here to visit Coral.
Once you have opened an account at one of the bookmakers above the next step is to navigate to the Grand National Market.
You will have the option to place a bet or an Each Way bet on the horse of your choice.
An Each Way bet is two seperate bets, one bet for the horse to finish first and one bet for the horse to place. Betfair and Paddy Power both have 5 places so your horse can finish in the top 5 for areturn on your bet.
Some bookmakers only pay on four places so be savvy when when choosing you bookmaker!
Each way odds are usually 1/4 of the win odds, but you will need to check on the betting sip before you confirm. Some bookmakers offer 1/5 of the win odds which is poor value.
A an example of an each way bet:
You want to place a £5 each way bet on Soll at odds of 20/1.
You will need £10 in your account as you are placing a win bet of £5 and a place bet of £5.
Add Soll to the betslip and click ew. Type in £5 and place the bet.
If Soll wins you will receive £135.
If Soll finishes in the top five you will get £30.
Below are other bookmakers to place a bet on the Grand National with:
Betfred Confirmed Offer: Grand National Chase Money-Back 5th & 6th
Have an Each Way bet on the Crabbies Grand National and if your horse finishes 5th or 6th Betfred will give you your total stake back as a free bet up to £25.
T's & C's: Offer applies to Betfred.com and Betfred Mobile only. Offer is fulfilled in free bets. Maximum free bet refund £25 per customer. Singles Only. Offer applies to losing E/W bets (both win & place parts) if your horse comes 5th or 6th in the Crabbies Grand National Chase (4.15 Aintree), e.g. £12.50 E/W bet will equal a £25 free bet if your selection finishes 5th or 6th. Dead heat rules apply. Ante post bets do not count, only bets placed from 6pm on 10/04/15 up to the start of the race will qualify. Free bets credited within 24 hours of qualifying bets being settled. Bets using existing free bet funds do not count. Betfred reserve the right to exclude players from this offer at our discretion. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Ladbrokes - Click here
Coral - Click here
Paddy Power- Click here
SkyBet - Click here
Betvictor are paying 6 places on the Grand National Each-Way ¼ Odds 1-2-3-4-5-6 & Non-Runner No-Bet! - Click here
Runners for the Grand National
Horse's name (nationality), age, weight, owner, trainer, jockey
1) LORD WINDERMERE (Ire), 9, 11-10, Dr Ronan Lambe, Jim Culloty, Robbie McNamara
2) MANY CLOUDS (Ire), 8, 11-09, Trevor Hemmings, Oliver Sherwood, Leighton Aspell
3) UNIONISTE (Fra), 7, 11-06, John Hales, Paul Nicholls, Noel Fehily
4) ROCKY CREEK (Ire), 9, 11-03, The Johnson & Stewart Families, Paul Nicholls, Sam Twiston-Davies
5) FIRST LIEUTENANT (Ire), 10, 11-03, Gigginstown House Stud, Mouse Morris, Nina Carberry
6) BALTHAZAR KING (Ire), 11, 11-02, The Brushmakers, Philip Hobbs, Richard Johnson
7) SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR (Ire), 8, 11-02, JP McManus, Jonjo O'Neill, AP McCoy
8) PINEAU DE RE (Fra), 12, 11-00, John Provan, Dr Richard Newland, Daryl Jacob
9) BALLYCASEY (Ire), 8, 10-13, Susannah Ricci, Willie Mullins (Ire), Ruby Walsh
10) SPRING HEELED (Ire), 8, 10-12, Dr Ronan Lambe, Jim Culloty (Ire), Nick Scholfield
11) REBEL REBELLION (Ire), 10, 10-12, Woodhouse, Sutton & Dobson, Paul Nicholls, Ryan Mahon
12) DOLATULO (Fra), 8, 10-11, Chasemore Farm, Warren Greatrex, Dougie Costello
13) MON PARRAIN (Fra), 9, 10-11, John & Barbara Cotton, Paul Nicholls, Sean Bowen
14) CARLITO BRIGANTE (Ire), 9, 10-10, 06 Zoo Ltd, Karen McLintock - non-runner (lame)
15) NIGHT IN MILAN (Ire), 9, 10-09, Richard Collins, Keith Reveley, James Reveley
16) RUBI LIGHT (Fra), 10, 10-09, Bill Hennessy, Robert Hennessy (Ire), Andrew Lynch
17) THE DRUIDS NEPHEW (Ire), 8, 10-09, The Stonehenge Druids, Neil Mulholland, Aidan Coleman
18) CAUSE OF CAUSES (US), 7, 10-09, JP McManus, Gordon Elliott (Ire), Paul Carberry
19) GODSMEJUDGE (Ire), 9, 10-08, Favourites Racing (Syndication) Ltd, Alan King, Wayne Hutchinson
20) AL CO (Fra), 10, 10-08, Frank Lloyd, Peter Bowen, Denis O'Regan
21) MONBEG DUDE (Ire), 10, 10-07, Oydunow, Michael Scudamore, Liam Treadwell
22) CORRIN WOOD (Ire), 8, 10-07, Dermot Hanafin, Robert Rose & Ian Whitfield, Donald
McCain, David Casey
23) THE RAINBOW HUNTER, 11, 10-07, May We Never Be Found Out Partnership, Kim Bailey, David Bass
24) SAINT ARE (Fra), 9, 10-06, David Fox, Tom George, Paddy Brennan
25) ACROSS THE BAY (Ire), 11, 10-06, Scotch Piper Syndicate, Donald McCain, Henry Brooke
26) TRANQUIL SEA (Ire), 13, 10-05, Jean & Clemmie Shipp, Warren Greatrex, Gavin Sheehan
27) OSCAR TIME (Ire), 14, 10-05, Robert Waley-Cohen, Robert Waley-Cohen, Sam Waley-Cohen
28) BOB FORD (Ire), 8, 10-04, The Bob Ford Partnership, Rebecca Curtis, Paul Townend
29) SUPER DUTY (Ire), 9, 10-04, Brannon, Dick, Hernon & Holden, Ian Williams, Will Kennedy
30) WYCK HILL (Ire) 11, 10-04, JP McManus, David Bridgwater, Tom Cannon
31) GAS LINE BOY (Ire), 9, 10-04, Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club, Philip Hobbs, James Best
32) CHANCE DU ROY (Fra) 11, 10-04, Daphne Du Pre, Philip Hobbs, Tom O'Brien
33) PORTRAIT KING (Ire), 10, 10-03, Marie Davis, Maurice Phelan (Ire), Davy Condon
34) OWEGA STAR (Ire), 8, 10-03, Anthony Callan/Siobhan Callan, Peter Fahey (Ire), Robbie Power
35) RIVER CHOICE (Fra), 12, 10-03, Fergus Wilson, Richard Chotard (Fra), David Cottin
36) COURT BY SURPRISE (Ire), 10, 10-03, Nick Mustoe, Emma Lavelle, Richie McLernon
37) ALVARADO (Ire), 10, 10-03, William & Angela Rucker, Fergal O'Brien, Paul Moloney
38) SOLL, 10, 10-02, Derrick Mossop, David Pipe, Tom Scudamore
39) ELY BROWN (Ire), 10, 10-02, Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Taxi Hire, Charlie Longsdon/Brian Hughes, Jonathan Burke
40) ROYALE KNIGHT, 9, 10-02, Chris Stedman & Robert Corsan, Dr Richard Newland, Brendan Powell