The latest Grand National free bets and sign-up offers for every day of the festival.
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Most bookmakers will offer a standard signup offer, available to new customers as an incentive to open an account. These offers often require you to make a small deposit to qualify for a sum of free bets or bonus funds. For the Grand National, these offers can be somewhat hard to come by as some bookmakers takedown their offers. We have created this page to highlight the key bookmakers who will still have a standard signup offer for you to grab on the big day.
This may seem obvious to some, but it bears emphasising as we're only a generation on from punter-bookmaker monogamy. Whatever shop was closest to your dad's house, or the pub he drank in, was probably 'his' bookie. Nowadays, the distance between William Hill and Ladbrokes is a few columns on the Racing Post odds-comparison grid, handily located right beside the in-depth form. The reasons for having accounts across competitors are obvious. Firstly, it increases the chances of finding the best odds available on a given race or event. It also gives access to a greater array of markets, such as distance betting, without-the-favourite markets and even spreads for those so inclined. Then there are competing offers. These operate in the every day, but firms tend to save the real giveaways for big festivals such as the Grand National Festival. The advice goes beyond merely opening accounts with a few firms. Getting to know how your various bookmakers operate - when they tend to price up races, in which races they tend to offer more generous place terms, and so on - is a significant head start when it comes to placing your bets. An awareness that, say, Sky Bet tend to offer enhanced place terms on big handicaps on Saturdays can make betting that bit more efficient and help whittle down who to place that bet with beyond just looking for the bolded-up best odds. The potential downside of having multiple accounts is spreading your betting bank. Having to deposit funds for every bet will not only get tedious pretty quickly but can on occasions lead to the frustration of a missed price. There are many ways to deal with this, but perhaps the most pragmatic approach is to always make sure that you keep your typical stake (often termed as '1pt' by tipsters) in each account, so you are able to act quickly once identifying a bet. It is also good practice to take extraneous funds from your accounts on a regular basis. If you have £40 in all your accounts bar Coral, with whom you have £500, personal experience suggests it is likely you will bet with that bit more in Coral, even when it is not the most advantageous thing to do.
In order to get customers to return, bookmakers will advertise money-back special offers. These offers are designed to keep customers playing with them, instead of a competing bookmaker. This is the best way for existing customers to take advantage of free bets during the Grand National festival. A money-back-special offer is a refund on your bet if your horse finishes in a predetermined position, such as 2nd, and you will get your stake back. Some offers are more lucrative than others so be sure to check the terms and conditions.
Free bets are given out by bookmakers to encourage loyalty and entice a punter’s custom. The most common promotions are new customer offers and money-back specials on specific races. The best Grand National free bets are those that give the customer a large sum of free bets for a minimal stake. These betting offers are predominantly a benefit of betting online through mobile, desktop and tablet, as opposed to in betting shops. It is important to note that winnings from a free bet often do not include the free bet stake. For example, if you place a £10 free bet on a 3/1 selection, you would stand to win £30 rather than £40 as the free bet stake is not returned to the customer. Be sure to check the terms and conditions for your new customer offer.
Most bookmakers will advertise an attractive sign-up bonus which offers customers free bets as a reward for opening a new betting account. Free bets are usually credited to the punter’s account after an initial sum has been deposited or a first bet has been placed. The free bet will often match the stake of the first bet with the bookmaker, although this is not always the case and depends on the terms and conditions of each free bet. Be sure to check back to this page for the latest Grand National free bets to see what’s on offer.
Once a customer has signed up to a particular bookmaker, they are no longer eligible to receive new customer betting offers from that bookmaker again. However, most major bookmakers have special betting offers that existing customers do qualify for. These bets often require you to place a minimum or maximum bet stake in order to qualify for the free bets, providing the required outcome occurs. ‘Money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd by a head or less’ and ‘Money back special if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite’ are two of the most common offers. Prestigious race meetings such as the Aintree Grand National Festival are a great time to take advantage of free betting offers as bookmakers frequently promote betting offers to attract new customers.
Bet365 are one of the most popular bookmakers in the world covering sports betting markets such as football, golf, horseracing and many more. You can access Bet365 services online, in high street bookmakers and via Racing Post products.
One of bet365’s best features is their ITV racing offer, which you can use during the Aintree Grand National Festival. Find full details of the offer here.
Bet365 has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. Check back to this page for bet365’s new customer offers and the latest Grand National free bets.
William Hill is a long-standing bookmaker with a fantastic reputation in the betting world. With the Grand National just around the corner, you can expect William Hill to provide some of the best offers in the industry for the big race.
Most notably, punters can make use of Williams Hill’s ‘Bet Boost feature’ by enhancing the betting experience and instantly boosting your own odds. Grand National punters should also look out for the ‘Extra Place Races’ feature. This is where William Hill boost the each way places in selected races at selected meetings each day, so you have more chance of landing a winner when placing an each way bet. Find full details of the offer here.
William Hill has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. Check back to this page for William Hill’s new customer offers and the latest Grand National free bets.
Ladbrokes, alongside Coral, is owned by Entain and are one of the world’s leading bookmakers. Not only do they provide great odds boosts every day, but they also provide a variety of special betting offers to give punters the edge.
Relating to the Grand National, it could prove beneficial to utilise Ladbrokes’ special features, such as Extra Place Races, Acca Insurance, Super Price Boosts and the #GetAPrice service – a feature that allows you to request your own bet and see what other punters are requesting. Find full details about this offer by clicking here.
Ladbrokes has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. Check back to this page for Ladbrokes’ new customer offers and the latest Grand National free bets.
Paddy Power is an Irish bookmaker known for their social media stunts and innovative marketing. They are also a leading UK bookmaker who will look to make the most of the Grand National with lots of offers for new and existing customers alike.
Paddy Power is renowned for their betting features and there’s plenty to utilise during the Festival. No more so than the ‘Refer A Friend’ feature which allows you to earn a free bet for every friend you refer to Paddy Power. Simply share your personal referral link with a friend and as soon as they sign up and place a bet and you will be credited with a Free Bet. The Grand National appeals to a wider audience than usual, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to share your referral code to friends and family for a free bet or two. Find full details about this offer by clicking here.
Paddy Power has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. Check back to this page for Paddy Power’s new customer offers and the latest Grand National free bets.
Coral, alongside Ladbrokes, are owned by Entain and are one of the world’s leading bookmakers who will likely be offering plenty of offers for the Grand National.
With the Aintree Grand National Festival getting closer, it can prove beneficial to utilise Coral’s special features, such as Acca Bonus, VIP Coral, Smart boosts and the aptly-named Rewards For Racing. This feature allows you to earn points for placing bets with Coral. For more information about this offer please click here.
Coral has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. Check back to this page for Coral’s new customer offers and the latest Grand National free bets.
Sky Bet are a fan favourite and as one of the world’s leading bookmakers they are likely to have a multitude of offers and specials available for the Grand National.
Be sure to look out for Sky Bet’s Money Back As Cash promotion. This is an offer they run on selected races all year round. Based on where your selection finishes, they will refund your stake or the win part of an each way bet. To add to this, Sky Bet will also refund your stake if you back a non-runner. For more information on what is the Money Back as Cash Promotion, visit the terms and conditions here.
Sky Bet has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. Check back to this page for Sky Bet’s new customer offers and the latest Grand National free bets.
Betfair is one of the world’s leading bookmakers, probably most renowned for its betting exchange. Looking ahead to the Grand National, Betfair will be looking to bring in new customers, as well as retain existing customers, with fantastic offers.
Last year, Betfair hosted a multitude of impressive Aintree Grand National Festival features for their customers, none more so than the bet through the card for all racing on ITV each day of the Festival. In 2021, Betfair will undoubtedly be offering a number of free bet offers and specials for punters to make use of.
Betfair has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. Check back to this page for Betfair’s new customer offers and the latest Grand National free bets.
The best Grand National 2021 free bets are those that offer a large value of free bets for just a small or no deposit at all. During the Grand National Aintree Festival 2021 bookmakers will offer exclusive sign-up offers and reward users for placing their bets with them during the week so make sure you shop around for the best offers. Racing Post gathers the best Grand National Festival 2021 free bets where it’s easy to compare offers and find the right one for you.
Register for a new bookmaker account using one of the links on this page. Once you have registered and met the necessary requirements, you will qualify automatically for the bonus or free bet offer.
Existing customers are often rewarded for their loyalty with regular free bets, even more so during the Aintree Grand National where bookmakers are competing against one another for you to place your bets with them. Don’t forget to compare bookmakers to see if they offer loyalty bonuses or regular free bets for existing customers.
When choosing who to bet on at the Aintree Festival, punters like to choose the funniest name, prettiest silks or a lucky number. No matter your strategy, it’s always worth checking the latest Grand National free bets. Racing Post gathers all the latest promotions and exclusive free bets for the Grand National so you can compare and find the one that’s right for you.
The two main types of bet are win-only and each-way. For win-only, your horse needs to win the race outright.
An each-way bet is effectively two bets – one for your horse to win and one for it to be placed (usually 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th though usually many bookmakers will pay out for 5th in the Grand National). So a £5 each-way bet will cost £10.
Following the switch from Channel 4 to ITV1, it was estimated by bookmakers that as much as £300 million was bet on the Grand National, which is the biggest betting event of the year in the UK.