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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 one bookmakers for the Grand National:
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.
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