A Guide to Betting Online at The Grand National

The Grand National is the ultimate when it comes to steeplechase horse racing. An occasion of worldwide importance, there is a lot on stake for the jockeys, trainers, bookmakers, and punters every year in April when the event takes place.

Held at the Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, it is a three-day festival with the Grand National taking place on the very last day. A race that consists of horses jumping over 30 fences during two laps, Tiger Roll won the 2018 Grand National in a dramatic finish. A real test of stamina it is undoubtedly among the hardest horse races in the world. 2019 will be the 172nd Grand National, making it an integral part of British heritage.    

A place to spot celebrities and royalty mingle, The Grand National presents bettors with ample opportunities to make some lucrative earnings every year. As it’s not possible for everyone to be at the venue, that doesn’t mean they have to stay out of the game. Betting online via various bookmakers is the best way to enjoy the excitement of the race on the telly, from your living room couch, and take in some great offers along the way.

Choose your bookmaker

Selecting the right bookmaker is the most important decision when starting to bet. It should be done with care and after looking at all the benefits of each company. Check for reviews, look at the offers, the online customer support, and overall performance and security of the website before going with a bookmaker that makes you conformable. Remember, a long-term association can be beneficial for a punter as bookmakers often have special promotions for loyal customers.  

Check out all the offers

The most significant advantage of going with an online bookmaker is the bonuses that are part of joining them. New customers can get a great deal and go on to significantly increase their profits as a result of the offers available from the various bookmakers. The latest Grand National 2019 offers by the bookmakers include free bets, enhanced odds, and money back specials. Different bookmakers have different promotions, so before joining one, it pays to look around and check which website has the best deal most suitable for you.

Follow the horses

Analysing and following the progress of the horses is another important aspect of betting. From looking at past performances to reading what the insiders and pundits have to say, keeping track of the horses can make a huge difference when finally choosing the right one to back. There are always favourites, but it helps to make a list of horses that need to be on your radar in advance. When looking at Grand National 2019, a few standout performers include Tiger Roll, listed at 20/1 odds, One For Arthur at 25/1, and Bellshill, also among the favourites, with 20/1 odds to win the race.  

Placing your bets

Once you have decided upon a bookmaker and the horse, the bets are placed either on the day of the event or as an ante-post which is a future bet. Since bookmakers take out odds very much in advance due to the popularity of The Grand National, it is possible to place an ante-post bet months before the actual event. Punters should keep in mind that odds do change, but if you find a favourable offer and odds weeks before the race, just go for it without giving it a second thought.