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Best Grand National Betting Apps 2018
How to Bet on the Grand National
The whole nation loves a punt on the Grand National. One of the greatest sporting events of the year sees thousands taking part in Grand National betting, in the hope their horse comes in. Over 600 million from around the world tuned in last year to see One For Arthur race to victory, and this year the bets are just as exciting. There are various betting opportunities available for the sport, such as each-way, to win, forecast, tricast, placepot and lucky 15.
A hugely popular Grand National bet is the each-way. Your chances of a winner are higher, as you are betting on two outcomes; your chosen horse winning the race and your horse placing. If the horse wins, such as the 2017 Grand National winner, One For Arthur, you’ll get money for both outcomes, but if your horse just places, you’ll be paid out at a much shorter price.
To win is the simplest form of Grand National bet, and you’re placing money on your horse to win. Forecast is also popular when it comes to Grand National betting, and involves you backing horses to finish first and second. The tricast is similar, but you are betting on first, second and third. Lucky 15 is a horse racing-style accumulator, requiring you to make four or more selections. Your winnings are higher with this type of bet, but so are the risks.
Grand National Betting Sites
There’s a whole host of bookmakers offering Grand National betting and tips to keep you ahead of the game. These online gambling sites understand the importance of betting opportunities, and offer highly competitive Grand National markets.
Bet365 is a world-famous and trusted brand; one of the biggest in the world. Not only do they often offer a Grand National free bet, but they also feature the Non-Runner No-Bet. With this, you’ll get your stake bet, whereas with other sites it may be considered a loser under ante-post rules.
William Hill is another major player in the Grand National betting industry. Regarded as one of the best UK sites for placing a Grand National bet, covering the event in its entirety over 21 races. They offer tips and predictions, as well as competitive odds on their mobile app. You’ll also get a welcome bet as a new customer for the Grand National 2018; if you bet £10, you’ll get £30 in free bets back.
Coral is a huge brand, well-known for its Grand National betting offering. Coral are on-hand with all of the previews, tips and latest Grand National odds. Their Grand National tips start well in advance of the big race, where they also share all of the most popular bets for keen punters. You can even keep up to date on the insights into the racing world with their blog.
Ladbrokes is one of the biggest bookmakers that offer bets on the Grand National. Ladbrokes sponsored the horse race for seven years in the mid-70s and have, since then, continued to boast some of the most competitive odds and free bets on the market. You’ve got all of the regular Grand National bets, as well as enhanced odds for a much higher return on your stake.
They cover every one of the races, as well as the busiest days of the event – including the likes of Ladies Day and Grand National Day – and regularly update their website to feature tips and predictions as to who will win the title. You can also expect the odds for each bookies to be updated constantly.
Grand National Betting 2018
The Grand National is the centrepiece of the three-day Aintree Festival which is broken down as ‘Liverpool Day’, ‘Ladies Day’ and ‘Grand National Day’.
Day 1 – 12th of April – Grand National Thursday: features four Grade 1 contests including the Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase and the Aintree Hurdle.
Day 2 – 13th of April – Ladies Day: the Ladies Day has an additional two Grade 1 races and the Topham Chase which is run over the Grand National course.
Day 3 – Saturday the 14th – Grand National Day: Grand National, which will generate more than £100 million in bets, is supported by six races including the Liverpool Hurdle which has been won by some of the greatest staying hurdlers ever. They include Big Bucks four times and, last year, Derek Fox.
Grand National free bets and latest offers
The moment the Cheltenham Festival concludes Grand National betting 2018 will come alive. The race is already being described as the classiest Grand National ever with no less than 73 of the original entries being allocated 10 stone or more. In fact, 88% of the field have official handicap ratings of 135 so it oozes quality.
There are always lots of Grand National free bets for first-time customers at the leading online sportsbooks. Then the usual Grand National offers will appear in the days leading up to the Aintree Festival.
Current trends dictate online bookmakers quickly offer ‘Non-Runner No-Bet’ terms to long-range punters amongst their Grand National offers.
This will probably happen immediately after the second scratchings deadline of March 21st and most definitely after the five-day declaration stage on April 3rd.
Check out our special section dedicated to Grand National betting offers and find the best promotion for you to cash in on.
Tips for Grand National 2018 Betting
Historically the Grand National field has featured a fair proportion of ‘no hopers’ but, such is the nature and stature of the race in this era, none of the 40-strong field taking part in 2018 can or should be overlooked.
Somewhere among the major national newspapers, who all offer great coverage of the great race, there will be Grand National tips for every single runner!
But regardless of what the jockeys, trainers, form students or celebrity tipsters tell you, the one and best Grand National tip is to seek out the best betting offers, concessions, enhanced odds and enhanced each-way place terms and take full advantage of them.
Furthermore be sure to place your Grand National bets long before the great horse race begins as the overwhelming number of runners will shorten in price as the minutes to ‘tapes up’ unwind. And, naturally, whoever you bet with, make sure they offer the ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ concession.
Grand National Useful Apps 2018
As previously stated the major bookmakers throw the proverbial kitchen sink at their Grand National app or micro-site bolted on to their traditional betting app.
But, while bookmakers apps with their range of ‘spotlights’, ‘form figures’, ‘previews’ and ‘live streaming’ offer an excellent way of deciphering and enjoying the Grand National, there are yet more options…
The App Store also lists many custom-made Grand National apps offering Grand National updates, news and history for the most part designed and produced by enthusiastic racing fans and historians.
But for Grand National betting 2018 and Grand National runners tips surely the best apps to download are those of the major national newspapers.
Most, in the UK and Ireland, have an arrangement in place with a high-profile jockey or trainer meaning these have the exclusive views and news from the likes of Gordon Elliott, Ruby Walsh, Paul Nicholls and Richard Johnson.