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GRAND NATIONAL 2021 FREE BETS

The Grand National is one of the highlights of the sporting year for regular bettors and once-a-year-punters alike. Bookmakers competing for attention and business offer a host of Grand National free bets and other bonuses for new customers who want to place bets on the great race.

Martin Booth
By Martin Booth  
Updated: 7 April 2021 10:00 am

BEST GRAND NATIONAL FREE BETS AND SIGN-UP OFFERS

Everyone loves a bet on the Grand National. For people who don’t bet regularly but like a flutter once a year, the Grand National is the race they tend to have that bet on.

That makes it a wonderful opportunity for bookmakers to attract new customers.

One of the ways in which they do this is by offering a variety of offers to sweeten the deal for those who sign up with them.

We suggest that you check these out in advance – and read the terms and conditions carefully.

Some offers to new customers are activated only when your first bet is settled. If you want to use your Grand National free bets to back lots of runners for your family or friends, you may want to have that first bet in advance to get the most out of your bonus.

Let’s take a look at some of the offers available from our partners to help you place a bet on the Grand National and get you some great value.

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Bet365

Bet365: New customers can get up to £100 in bet credits to match the amount you place on your first bet after you sign up.

£100 Free Bet
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Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

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Betfair

Betfair: You can qualify for up to £100 in free bets. If you stake five bets of £10 or more, you receive a £20 bonus – and you can do this up to five times.

GET UP TO £100 IN FREE BETS
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New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

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Betfred

Betfred: Place £10 as your first wager when you sign up and you’ll get £30 in free bets. You need to time your sign-up carefully because the free bets take up to 48 hours to reach your account, and they are available for only seven days.

£30 Free Bet
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18+ New UK & NI customers only. promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet of £10 in one bet transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0) . settled within 60 days. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement, 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 60 Free Spins on Justice League Comics. 7-day expiry.Full T&Cs apply.

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BetVictor

BetVictor: This offer could set up your best bet on the Grand National. Sign up as a customer and place a £5 bet and you receive two £10 sports bets in return.

£40 Free Bet
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18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater. Plus, a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. T&Cs Apply, see below. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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Betway

Betway: Deposit £10 and Betway will match your deposit, effectively doubling the amount that you have to play with. It's worth knowing that to qualify for the free bet you must place it within a week of making your initial deposit.

£10 Free Bet
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New UK & Ireland customers only. £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full Terms apply.

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Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes: This is a great offer for people who want to place lots of Grand National free bets. Place a bet of £5 after you sign up and you get four £5 free bets, a total of £20 – ideal for Aintree.

£20 Free Bet
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18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

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Paddy Power

Paddy Power: Always a great place to bet on the Grand National online, Paddy Power offers you a risk-free bet for your first wager. Stake up to £20 and if your selection loses, you get your money back.

£20 Free Bet
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Risk Free 20: New customers only, limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or PayPal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. paddy's Rewards Club: get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

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Unibet

Unibet: Boost your horse racing odds three times a day every day with Uniboost.

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18+ www.begambleaware.org, eligible accounts receive three Uniboost tokens daily (00:00-23:59), No token 'roll over' expire at midnight, applies to win bets and win part of EW bets only, only available on racing single bets, Non-runner or voided bet returns Uniboost token, not valid on Futures or Specials. Further T&Cs Apply.

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William Hill

William Hill: Set up a new account, enjoy a £10 wager and when it settles you’ll get two £15 free bets to use on the Grand National with no further deposit.

£30 Free Bet
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New online customers only, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3x £10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. Full Terms apply.

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888sport

888sport: Place your first bet of £10 as a new customer on the first race of the card, and get £5 in free bets to use for the rest of the races on the card. Ensure you use bonus code race35.

£5 FREE BET FOR EVERY RACE ON THE CARD
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New customers only – A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on the first race - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5). Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code RACE35 - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&C’s apply

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Please check the terms and conditions of any welcome bonus that you are considering, so that you get maximum value from your new account on Grand National day.

And stay on the look-out for more offers from these bookmakers and other operators as the big race at Aintree approaches.

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How do Grand National Free Bets Work?

Grand National free bets are a great way of boosting your betting power for the big race. Bookmakers offer a variety of different offers to tempt new customers and you can use this to your advantage to make sure you have the best bet on the Grand National for you.

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Grand National Welcome Bonus / Sign-up Offer

By far the most popular sign-up offer to new customers at Grand National time comes in the form of a boost to your betting account, usually in the form of a free bet or bets. The action of depositing a certain amount, or placing your first bet, activates additional money in your account.

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Grand National No Deposit Free Bets

Occasionally bookmakers will offer a free bet on the Grand National with no deposit. As the name suggests, you’ll be able to wager on a horse without having to put money in your account. The terms of this bet will probably be quite restricted – the no-deposit option is more usually seen in the context of online casinos.

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Grand National Matched Deposits

This is an ideal way to boost your account when you want to bet on the Grand National online as a new customer with a sportsbook. Whatever amount you deposit in your new account is matched by the bookmaker, effectively doubling your investment. Ideal when you have a lot of bets to place for family or friends.

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Grand National Matched Free Bets

This could be for you when you want to place a bet on the Grand National. However much you place on your first bet – up to a limit set by the bookmaker – you will receive the same amount as a free bet in return.

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Grand National Risk Free Bets

There’s no such thing as a sure thing, but this might be the closest you get to it. Place your first wager and if it wins, you get a return. If it loses, you get your money back. What a great way to bet on the Grand National online.

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Grand National Reload Bonus

Reload bonuses tend to be offered to existing customers. But if you are particularly active after signing up as a customer, you may be in line for one too. This is a way of boosting your account balance and usually comes in the form of an offer to match – effectively doubling – whatever amount you deposit.

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Grand National Bonus Codes

It’s worth looking out for bonus codes when you are planning to bet on the Grand National online. These are a great way of making sure you receive the free bet or other welcome bonus due to you as a new customer. Make sure you enter the code at the appropriate moment in the sign-up process.

How to Claim Grand National Free Bet Offers?

How to Claim Grand National Free Bet Offers?

Claiming your Grand National free bets should be a straightforward part of the process of signing up as a customer with your chosen sportsbook.

  • Enter your personal details, including your address and date of birth to show you are over 18 and thus eligible to place bets.
  • Enter details of the account you are going to use to place funds with the bookmaker. It may be at this point that you are asked to enter a bonus code to activate your free bet offer.
  • As soon as you have received confirmation that your account is active, find the free bet offer and make sure it is activated for you.
  • Many sportsbooks will credit your account with the free bet automatically, but it is worth checking to make sure.
  • Be aware that some free bets will be credited only after you have placed a qualifying bet.

What to Look for When Choosing a Grand National Free Bet?

When you want to take advantage of an offer to new customers, you may be thinking only of how to get your best bet on the Grand National.

But it is worth taking some time to make sure that the sign-up bonus or welcome offer is one that suits the way you want to bet on the Grand National or on future events.

It is always advisable to check that the bookmaker in question is licensed to operate where you are. You should also be comfortable that the sportsbook carries the markets you want to bet on. Pretty much every bookmaker will have prices on the Grand National, but there may be other sports you follow and want to bet on at a later date. Be sure you will be able to bet on them too.

Try out the website and, if the sportsbook has one, the app, too. There is a good deal of variation in the quality of the service and you should sign up for an operator where you can get your bet on quickly and easily.

What to Look for When Choosing a Grand National Free Bet?
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Grand National Free Bets FAQs

How do you get free bets?

Grand National free bets should be offered to you as part of the sign-up process when you open an account with a bookmaker. They’re a great way of boosting your betting power and if you sign up in advance, you might be able to use them to place a bet on the Grand National itself.

How to bet on the Grand National?

The best way to bet on the Grand National 2021 is online. If you’re a new customer, you should find plenty of help when you go online or on a bookmaker’s app looking to enjoy a wager – there are many types of bets you can have on the Grand National.

How many places are paid out in the Grand National?

Traditionally, bookmakers pay out on each-way bets on the first four horses home in handicaps in the UK. However, it’s worth checking out the terms when you place a bet on the Grand National, because many bookmakers pay out on fifth place. Increasing numbers also pay out on sixth place too.

Did the bookies lose on the Grand National?

Bookmakers claimed, in the wake of Tiger Roll’s second successive Grand National victory in 2019, that his win had cost them £200million. However, this is an extremely unusual. Unless the favourite wins, you can be pretty certain that the bookmakers have had a very good Grand National day.

Free Bets Disclaimer

While we always attempt to provide the most up-to-date and correct free bet offers from the bookmakers listed on horseracing.co.uk, from time to time the bookmakers may change their offers and there may be a gap between these changes being updated across our site.

We would like to advise all our readers that it is their responsibility to check the free bet on offer by any bookmaker on the relevant home page or promotions section of the bookmaker site or app.

The free bets offered on this site are only a guide and when you click through from horseracing.co.uk, they will bring you to the relevant bookmaker site or landing page. Please make sure that you check the free bet and/or offer thoroughly before opening an account.