How to Place Bets
If you've never placed a bet online before then don't worry its actually pretty easy.
All you need is a credit or debit card, about 5 minutes of your time to fill out an online application, and then you'll be able to claim most bookmakers free bets for the Grand National.
NB: All the bookmakers we feature on 'Free Bet on the Grand National' have been thoroughly tested and reviewed by our team of editors (some might say regular gamblers!) with only safe and secure betting portals making it onto our website.
The Steps to Placing a Bet
Check out the steps below describing how to place bets on the Grand National. It's basically a guide for those new to the whole process of betting online at an online bookmaker.
Opening an Online Betting Account:
After clicking through to an online bookmakers website, simply look for the link for the new accounts page. This may be called 'join' or 'register' or something very similar.
Once you find it you will be presented with a form, much like if you were buying something online, where you'll just need to type in some personal details like your name and address and a few other details such as a username and password.
Making Your First Deposit:
With some bookmakers you'll actually need to make a deposit to open an account, whereas others let you open an account without putting any money in but require you to deposit funds before you can place a bet or claim your free bet.
The minimum deposit can vary from anything between £2 and £10 depending on the bookmaker you've chosen. This money is then taken from your bank account or credit card and shown in your accounts balance.
Don't worry, no more money is taken from your account without your say so, so it's very easy to control how much money you bet with.
You're also free to withdraw your money whenever you want and transfer it back to the bank account or credit card you used for depositing.
Placing Your First Bet:
Once you have money in your Bookmaker account you're free to bet up to that amount on any of their markets. There's usually a minimum bet amount but this is usually £2 or less.
To place your bet on the Grand National simply find the 'Grand National' market from your bookmakers extensive horse racing bets section, select the horse you want to bet on and then enter your desired stake.
You should then be presented with some form of confirmation page which will detail your stake and also your potential winnings if the horse you bet on wins the Grand National.
Claiming Your Free Bet:
All the bookmakers we feature on 'Free Bet on the Grand National' tend to award their free bets in slightly different ways. One thing that's common throughout though is the fact that you'll need to open a new betting account to be eligible!
Once you've opened a new account most bookmakers tend to send you a welcome email which will also contain some form of free bet code.
You simply need to type this code into the appropriate box when making your first bet and your account will then be credited with a free bet token - this means that the next time you decide to place a bet you'll be able to use your bookmakers own money.
It's a great incentive for opening not one but many bookmakers accounts as you'll potentially get to pocket all the winnings from even more free bets that they offer!
Win Bet Example:
Lets say you bet £10 on a horse to Win at 12/1. With odds of "twelve to one" this means if the horse wins, you win 12 times your stake plus your original stake. So you end up with 10x12 + 10 = £130. However if the horse doesn't win then unfortunately you'll lose your £10.
Each Way Betting:
Some people prefer to place Each-Way bets when it comes to betting on Grand National odds as it means that you could also win if the horses you back 'place' in the race.
Typically for the Grand National this means that you're predicting that your horse will finish in the first 4 although some bookmakers may pay if they finish anything up to 5th.
Jjust make sure you check which option your chosen online bookmaker offers as you wouldn't not want to know when you've won would you!