This is our third consecutive year of live blogging the betting offers available for the Grand National. Offers change every hour in the final build-up to the race, so this is the best article to find them all.
This article is broken down into the following sections:
- 2018 Grand National Free Bets (New Customers)
- 2018 Grand National Free Bets (Existing Customers)
- Who Is Paying the Most Amount of Places on the Grand National?
- What Do I Need To Know When Betting On The Grand National?
- Which Bookmakers Have Withdrawn Their Offers?
2018 Grand National Free Bets (New Customers)
Here are five top offers to pick from. Our homepage has a full list of the best betting sites.
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2018 Grand National Offers for Existing Customers
Betting offers for existing customers are rarer. They are likely to be announced the week prior to the race. For now, there is just one from Bet 365.
- ITV Racing 4/1 Offer
- This is the best offer for new Bet 365 customers
Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on any race televised live on ITV Racing and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake (up to £50*) on the next race broadcast live on ITV Racing. This offer applies to the FIRST single bet placed by a customer on each race shown live on ITV Racing.
If your risk free bet also wins at odds of 4/1 or more, you qualify for a risk free bet on the next race televised live on ITV Racing. Keep backing those winners and bet365 will keep giving you risk free bets! If your risk free bet loses, your stake (up to £50*) will be refunded to your account.
This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, any refund amount or subsequent risk free bet amount will be equal to the remaining active stake.
*or currency equivalent
- Money back if you finish 2nd to the SP favourite
- Money back if your horse falls in the Grand National
- This is the best offer for new 10Bet customers
Similar to the SunBets offer, this is available for all races at Aintree on Thursday on Friday, including the Grand National.
Get money back as a free bet up to £10 when your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite. Alternatively, if your horse falls you’ll receive a refund as a free bet.
- Money back if your horse falls in the Grand National
- This is the best offer for new 888sport customers
Get money back if your horse falls, unseats or is brought down in the Grand National. There is a minimum stake of £5 required. It is possible to do EW bets, but only the win part of the bet qualifies for a refund.
Money back is paid as a free bet and there is a maximum refund of £25 available.
Who Is Paying the Most Amount of Places on the Grand National?
There is one clear winner. 188Bet are paying out a massive 8 places on Saturday. They don’t have a welcome offer, but this is great for each way bets.
- 188Bet are paying 8 places at 1/5 odds
- Boylesports are paying 6 places at 1/5 odds
- Paddy Power are paying 6 places at 1/5 odds
- Bet Victor are paying 6 places at 1/5 odds
- Betfred are paying 6 places at 1/5 odds
- Totesport are paying 6 places at 1/5 odds
- 10Bet are paying 5places at 1/5 odds
- Betway are paying 5 places at 1/5 odds
- Bet 365 are paying 5 places at 1/4 odds
- Ladbrokes are paying 5 places at 1/4 odds
- NetBet are paying 5 places 1/4 odds
- Betfair are paying 5 places at 1/5 odds
- William Hill are paying 5 places at 1/5 odds
What Do I Need To Know When Betting On The Grand National?
1) When is the 2018 Grand National?
The Grand National takes place on Saturday 14th April at 5.15pm.
2) What TV Channel is it on?
The Grand National will be broadcast on ITV.
3) How do betting odds work?
We’ve got a full article on how to understand betting odds. You can read it here.
4) 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. Check out our full guide to each way betting.
5) 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 the ‘place’ part of the each way bet.
6) 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 sound fair, but normally in ante-post betting, you would lose your stake even if the horse does not compete.
7) What does ante-post mean?
This refers to betting on the Grand National in advance of the day.
8) 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.
Which Bookmakers Have Withdrawn Their Offers?
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 withdraw, we’ll add it to the list below.
- Bet Victor
- 188 Bet