by ANNIE DALE On 5 April, the Crabbie’s Grand National 2014 will be held at Aintree and to help you celebrate the event, bookmakers.co.uk has dedicated an entire webpage to the world’s most famous steeplechase. It’s to help users make sense of the free bets offered by different bookmakers, including: Ladbrokes, Bet365, Paddy Power and Skybet. With more than 11million viewers watching it on television and 154,000 people attending the Aintree meeting across the three days, the Grand National is surely the biggest annual event in the horse racing calendar.
Who’s the favourite? Among the favourites to win is Teaforthree (pictured above), who finished third in 2013 and who is 11/1. He is followed by Tidal Bay at 17/1 and Triolo D’Alene at 21/1.
Making sense of betting jargon
The Grand National is a hugely exciting event but some people miss out on the fun because they don’t really understand the language of odds, evens and accumulators. The wonderful thing about the National is that there are never any certainties, as witnessed by the 66-1 win of Auroras Encore in 2013. Yet there are ways of predicting the outcome by looking at previous form, course records and the jockey and trainer, which the Bookmakers.co.uk website helpfully provides. Bookmakers also provides a nice little betting calculator to help punters to quickly understand the amount of money that they stand to win in relation to the type of bet they have made and the amount of money that they have staked.
How to claim the free bet
The Grand National page of the website includes a free bet section, which can be found on the right hand side of the page. As you will see, 10bet.com is currently offering punters a chance to claim a £100 bet and Sports Winner is offering £200 in a free bets exclusive. All that you have to do is find the free bet offer that most appeals to you and click on that one.
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