The 2017 Grand National will take place on 9th April at 5:15pm and will be broadcasted live on ITV.

We’ve written this article for people looking for:

  • New customer offers – where to get the best bonus offer available
  • Offers for existing customers – where to get the most places, or best specials etc.

The Grand National is the most popular betting event of the year, when pretty much most people have a flutter.

Bookmakers have differing opinions on the Grand National. Some like taking new customers, and maintain their usual welcome bonuses. Others however are reluctant to offer free bets on the Grand National, so tend to withdraw their welcome offer for the day.

Because of this, welcome bonuses can change quite a lot and it can be difficult to know whether you’re getting a decent offer, or missing out. Hence

2017 Grand National Free Bets (Top 5)

The full list of free bets available for new customers betting on the Grand National is available on the right sidebar for desktop users (above the article for our mobile readers).

If you don’t have the time to go through every offer, we have picked out the top five to choose from:

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£100 Bonus50% Deposit Bonus
A popular new bookmaker with a large bonus offer for new customers
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£200 Bonus100% Deposit Bonus
Combined with their ITV racing offer, makes this a good option
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£60 Free BetsWhen you bet £10
Great new customer offer, but Bet Victor also have good retention offers
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£30 Free BetWhen you bet £10
Popular bookmaker who have a lot of horse racing offers
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£50 Free Bet50% Deposit Bonus
We put this one in as it’s relatively new compared to other bookmakers

 2017 Grand National Betting Offers (Full Detail)

Here is a mixture of the best offers for both new and existing customers. Up until the Friday before the Grand National, the 8th of April, all of these offers will be available. On the morning, at various times, bookmakers will start withdrawing the offers.

As that happens, we’ll update this page, so regardless of the time when you’re reading this article, you know you’re getting the best offer available at that moment in time.

 

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  • New Customers – Using this offer you can get up a £200 bonus
  • Paying 5 places (NRNB & BOG available)
  • Plus –  Back the winning horse at odds 4/1 or greater, and receive a risk free bet for the next race

Bet 365 will match your first deposit 100% up to £200. That means, if you deposit £50, they will give you a bonus of £50 to bet with on top. In recent years, Bet 365 have sometimes withdrawn this offer on the morning of the Grand National, so if you did want to take advantage of this, and are reading this, in advance, we ‘d recommend you sign up no later than the Friday before.

Bet 365 are paying out five places at 1/4 odds at the Grand National.

Bet 365 also have an offer which applies to all racing shown live on ITV. If you back a horse that wins, and it was priced at odds 4/1 or greater, then Bet 365 will give you a free bet equal to your stake for the next race. Of course the Grand National is the biggest race of the day, but there is plenty of races happening at Aintree.

 

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  • New Customers – Using this offer, you can receive £20 free bet
  • Paying 5 places (NRNB & BOG available)

When you deposit and bet £5 with SkyBet, they will give you a £20 free bet. This is a popular one with more casual punters simply because it doesn’t require you to make a larger deposit. This offer isn’t actually available if you go direct to SkyBet, but is better as for just a £5 bet, you get double the amount of free bets.

SkyBet are paying out five places at 1/4 odds at the Grand National.

 

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  • New customers – Using this offer you can get up to £30 in free bets
  • Paying 5 places (NRNB & BOG available)

Paddy Power will give you 3 x £10 free bets when you bet £10 as a new customer. Last year their new customer offer was available throughout the Saturday of the Grand National, so we’ll be hoping that is the case again.

Paddy Power are paying out five places at 1/4 odds at the Grand National.

 

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  • New Customers – Using this offer you can get up to £200 in free bet bonuses
  • Paying 4 places (NRNB & BOG available)

10Bet have a welcome bonus larger than most, matching your first deposit at 50% up to £200. So if you sign up, and deposit £100, they will give you a bonus of £50.

On their ante post market, it lists that they’re only paying out at four places. Given that this is less than average, we would not be surprised if they take the decision to enhance this closer to the time.

 

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  • New Customers – Using this offer you can get up to £50 in free bets
  • Paying 5 places (NRNB & BOG available)

Betway will 100% match your first deposit up to £50 for new customers. You must opt in when registering, and deposit a minimum of £10. Last year Betway were one of the bookmakers who withdrew their offer, and additionally reduced it for Cheltenham, so best be in there quick.

Betway are paying out five places at 1/4 odds at the Grand National.

 

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  • New customers – Using this offer you can get a £30 bonus
  • Paying 4 places (NRNB & BOG available)
  • Plus –  With ‘Edge Each Way’ pick how many places you want to bet

Betfair are a good option for the Grand National as last year they did not withdraw their welcome offer. This year, if you open an account and bet £10, Betfair will give you 3 x £10 free bets.

Betfair are paying out four places at 1/4 odds at the Grand National, which isn’t great, but they do have their ‘edge each way’ offer. What this enables you to do, is at the time of placing your bet, pick the number of places you want. So in theory, you could back a horse each-way, and pick for it to finish in the top seven places. This will reduce the odds and potential winnings, but gives you full flexibility.

 

  • New customers – Using this offer you can get a £30 bonus
  • Paying 4 places (NRNB & BOG available)

The Boylesports welcome offer is more confusing than most, but in short you can receive up to £50 in free bets. Straight away, when you bet £10, you’ll receive a £10 free bet. You can then more free bets up to the total sum of £50, based on regular betting.

Boylesports are paying out four places at 1/4 odds at the Grand National.

 

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  • New customers – Using this offer you can get a £30 free bet
  • Paying 4 places (NRNB & BOG+ available)

Ladbrokes withdrew their welcome offer on the morning of the Grand National last year. However, currently you still can get 3 x £10 free bets when you bet £10.

In their ante post market, Ladbrokes are only paying four places, but based on last year we expect to see an enhancement on that made.

They will also be offering ‘best odds guaranteed plus’. This is even better than best odds guaranteed offered by competitors. This is because if you back a horse to win a race, and the SP is better than the price you backed it at, then not only will they match it, but they will better the price. The amount it increases depends on the odds, but to give an example, a price of 11/2 would become 6/1.

 

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  • New customers – Using this offer you can get £30 in free bets
  • Paying 4 places (NRNB & BOG available)

William Hill have traditionally withdrawn their welcome offer for new customers, so like the other ones, if you’re thinking of signing up with William Hill do it on or before the 7th April. Using promo code ‘C30’, when you bet £10, William Hill will give you three £10 free bets.

In their ante post market, William are only paying four places.

 

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  • New customers – Using this offer you can get a £30 free bet
  • Paying 4 places (NRNB & BOG available)

Betfred kept their offer for the Grand National last year, and at the moment you can receive £30 in sports bets when you stake £10. Additionally, you’ll also receive a £30 casino bonus to use.

In their ante post market, William are only paying four places.

 

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  • New customers – Using this offer you can get a £60 in free bets
  • Paying 4 places (NRNB & BOG available)

Last year, Bet Victor was one of the most popular bookmakers to bet on the Grand National with, because their retained their welcome offer and paid our six places. That was more than any other bookmaker. They have a similar offer to Betfred, where if you bet £10 after signing up, they will give you £30 in free sports bets, and £30 in casino a bonus.

At the moment they are only listing four places, so we would expect them to at least make this five.

 

Who Is Paying The Most Places At The 2017 Grand National?

Currently, the most amount of places available is five.

This is available via Bet 365, SkyBet, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, and Betway. We would expect at least one of the bookmakers to enhance this to six places closer to the race.

What Do I Need To Know When Betting On The Grand National?

1) How do betting odds work?

We’ve got a full article on how to understand betting odds. You can read it here.

2) What does ‘each-way’ mean?

This is a popular way to bet on the Grand National. If you bet each-way, it means you have two bets. One bet is for the horse to win, and then the second bet is for it to finish in the first four/five positions. Because there are so many runners, this can make it more fun.

3) What does ‘places’ mean?

If you bet for a horse to place as part of an each-way bet, the ‘places’ means the number of positions the horse must finish within for the bet to win. For instance, if Bet 365 are paying five places, your horse must finish at least fifth to win

4) What does NRNB stand for?

Throughout this article we recently refer to ‘NRNB’. It stands for ‘non runner no bet’, and means if the horse doesn’t run in the race, you receive your money back. This may sounds fair, but normally in ante post betting, you would lose your stake even if the horse does not compete.

5) What does ante post mean?

This refers to betting on the Grand National in advance of the day.

6) What does best odds guaranteed (BOG) mean?

The odds can back a horse at has the potential to change a lot. Almost all bookmakers will offer best odds guaranteed for the Grand National, meaning that if the starting price (SP) is a better price than the odds you backed it at, if you win, the bookmaker will pay you out at the bigger SP price.

 

Here is a list of the bookmakers which have withdrawn their offers so far:

There are various reasons why bookmakers decide to withdraw their offers. It’s the busiest day of the year for them, so just keeping their site live is their number one priority. Around 75% of the offers will be withdrawn either the day before, or on the day itself. When they’re withdraw, we’ll add it to the list below.

  • No offers currently withdrawn (March 2017)