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Grand National 2017 Best Betting Offers


The Grand National attracts  a large amount of criticism, however it remains the UK’s favourite betting event of the year. As always, the bookmakers are keen for your business and are providing some pretty decent offers to get you to sign up with them. In fact, we’ve been covering the Grand National for a number of years now, and we reckon this is the year bookmakers have been the most aggressive to get new customers. We have rounded up all of the offers for your convenience.

Bet Victor

* Offer: £25 Free Bet – Paying out on 6 places
* Redeem Click here to visit the Grand National betting offer

Bet Victor are giving you punters a free £25 bet if you’re a new customer. On top of that, they are paying out on six places and actually are the only bookie to do so this weekend. If you aren’t familiar with what ‘places’ means for horse racing, take a look at our FAQ at the bottom of this blog post, but it’s a really good offer from Bet Victor for the 2014 Grand National.


* Offer: £20 Free Bet – Paying out on 5 places
* Redeem Click here to visit the Grand National betting offer

Betfair historically has attracted the more serious gambler with their exchange market, but recently they have broadened their appeal. For this years Grand National, they have a cracking offer, primarily for new customers. They have a bet £20 – get £20 offer for new customers, plus if you horse does not finish in the Grand National, you’ll get £10 refunded. They’re also running some offers for existing customers for the races leading up top the Grand National which is a bit more rare for a bookmaker.


* Offer: £30 Free Bet – Paying out on 5 places
* Redeem Click here to visit the Grand National betting offer

An alternative to the two above is SkyBet. Normally they have a free £30 bet for new customers, and that stays for the Grand National, but also they have a few more offers for the races prior to the big race. Like Betfair, if you have the time to check it out, take a look.

Paddy Power

* Offer: £20 Free Bet – Paying out on 5 places
* Redeem Click here to visit the Grand National betting offer

Straight forward one from Paddy Power. If you bet £20, you will get bets worth £20 free. They’re also doing the usual five places and non-runner no bet.


* Offer: £25 Free Bet – Paying out on 5 places
* Redeem Click here to visit the Grand National betting offer

Finally we have Betfred. Normally new customers only receive a free £10 bet from them, but for the Grand National this increases to £25. The improvement happens on Friday 4th April, so hang on before signing up to this one. 

That’s it. There are a few bookies you might expect to see here, but they are absent because they are taking away their free bet offer on the day of the Grand National. Just to wrap up, we’ve put together some frequently asked questions that we often see asked at the time of the Grand National.

Some frequently asked questions

When is the 2014 Grand National? – It’s at 4:15pm on Saturday 5th of April

What does ‘non-runner no bet’ (NRNB) mean? – Quite simply, if you bet on a horse, and it does not start the race for whatever reason (maybe it isn’t well, or alternative booked a last minute holiday for horses) your bet will be refunded. This year, all of the bookies are offering NRNB.

What does paying on places mean? – There are different ways to bet on horses. You can bet outright on the winner. Quite easy, if the horse does not win, you lose your bet. Alternative you can bet on the horse being placed. If it comes in (typically) the top five places, you still win your bet. It is at reduced odds though, typically a quarter.

What that entails is that if you bet a on a horse such as Tidal Bay to place, (currently 16/1), if it doesn’t win but comes in the top five positions, then you will win your bet at a quarter odd the odds, i.e. 4/1. It means you don’t win as much, but you are far more likely to win.

What does ‘Each Way’ (EW) mean? – When you bet ‘each way’, you are making two bets. So if you bet £2, you actually bet £4. This is because you have bet on the horse to win the race, but also to place (as above).

Grand National 2012 Best Betting Offers

It’s that time of the year again. The Grand National is the UK’s favourite race horse, and it’s also the year when the entire nation take an interest in horse racing. There are some cracking on betting offers on this year, and we’ve rounded up the best betting offers. This is your ultimate guide; look no further.

Bet 365

Bet 365 – £200 Free Bets/ Price Promise / Feature Race 4/1

Let’s kick off with one of our favourite bookies, Bet 365. So firstly they haven’t withdrawn their free £200 bet for the Grand National weekend, but they have a couple of additional specials. Price promise means that they will constantly be updating their prices on all the races being televised on the BBC to ensure that they are at least matching the best odds available. On top of this, if you back any single winner at 4/1 odds or greater on a BBC televised race, you will get a free bet to the same value for the next race! With this in mind, Bet 365 is our recommended bookie of the day.

Bet 365

Betfred£50 Free Bets / 5th & 6th Place Cashback / Happy Hour

Wow Betfred have a lot going on for Saturday. They’re offering their usual £50 free bet plus have a couple of specials.If your horse finishes in position 5th or 6th, they will refund the placing part of your bet E/W up to £100. Happy hour also allows punters to get deposit bonuses, but check the site for full details.

Bet 365

Bet Victor£25 Free Bet / Paying out on 6 Places

Formerly VC Bet, now Bet Victor are retaining their £25 free bet and also are paying out on 6 places. Oh, and in addition they’re giving away an iPad 2 on their Facebook page to celebrate the Grand National.

Bet 365

Paddy Power£20 Free Bet / Paying out on 5 places

I’m a massive fan of their recent TV campaigns around comments left on their Facebook page. For Saturday, quite simply, bet £20 with Paddy Power and get £20 free bet. Also, they’re paying out on 5 places.

Bet 365

Sky Bet – Paying out on 5 places 

Like many, Sky Bet have withdrawn their free bet offer for Saturday, however they are paying out on 5 places. They’ve got a pretty good set of sporting celebrities giving their verdict for the race. The fit Georgie Thompson picks Organisedconfusion at 18/1. We’ll see if her tipping is as good as her face.

Bet 365

UnibetCashback special

Unibet have withdrawn their £20 free bet, but they are running a good cashback special for both new and existing customers. Bet an outright bet of £10/ £20/  £30 on The Grand National and should Synchronised win all losing bets up to £30 according to the amount staked will be refunded!

Bet 365

LadbrokesFree Bingo

Very different proposition from the other bookies. Ladbrokes have withdrawn their normal free bet offer, but if you don’t fancy watching the race, then play some Bingo! Until Tuesday 17th, you can play for free with up to £10,000 to be won. In addition, spend £10 and get a £20 bonus.

The 2011 Grand National Free Bet Roundup

It’s the biggest betting event of the year as Aintree gets ready for the 2011 Grand National. Lots of punters will be betting today and so bookies remove their free bet offers for the weekend. However has checked all the bookies and has a compiled a list of the  bookies that are still running free bets this weekend.

It’s just three bookies, but if you are looking to bet on the horses this afternoon, we’d certainly recommend one of the three below.

Bet 365 – £200 in free bets – Click here for details

VC Bet – Bet £25 get £25 free – Click here for details

Paddy Power – Bet £20 get £20 free – Click here for details

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