Grand National free bets: how to make the most of this year

So - Skybet are withdrawing their free £10 bet (no deposit required) as of Thursday evening - so if you want to get that bet on, you’d better do it now. As for the rest of them, most bookies are sticking with their free bet offer, so here’s how you can get the most out of Saturday’s Grand National.

I just want to bet £5

Why not sign up with Totesport and you can get a £10 free bet if you bet £5 - so put £5 on Ballabriggs each way at 8/1 and you stand a chance of winning £10. What’s more, they’ll give you a £10 free bet - worth twice your original deposit. You can put that on Shakalakaboomboom each way - he’s 14/1 right now, so you’ll get about £30 if it happens.

I’m having just a £10 bet

Sign up with Paddy Power and bet £10 on West End Rocker at 14/1 (as of writing). He’s the right age, the right weight, and has had the right preparation for this race, and the bookies will be kicking themselves if he does win. You’ll get a free £20 bet that you can also place on, for example, Everton to beat Liverpool (it HAS to happen), or maybe Kenny Dalglish to get the sack before the start of next season. Whatever happens, happy days.

I want to bet £50

Sign up with Betfred and bet £50 on West End Rocker - and they’ll give you a £50 free bet that you can place on, for example, Le Beau Bai, each way at 40/1. That could potentially net you around £500 - and he’s a proper mudlark. He loves the rain, so if the ground is soft, he’s definitely worth an each-way shot.

I’m not keen on losing money

How’s about getting yourself a Betfair account - you have a choice of two free bets. £25 risk-free, or £20 risk-free with monthly cash-back offers. So, maybe you could put £25 on Giles Cross (if it rains all week) at 14/1 - if you win, you keep the money. If you lose, you get your cash back.

Or - you could open accounts with all of them and take them up on the offers so that you insure your bets and maximise your chances of winning something this year.

published: 10th April 2012 by Free Bet Bookmaker


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