Grand National Betting at Betiton™ UK
Last Updated: 12-07-2023 10:24
The Aintree Grand National—generally known simply as “the Grand National“—is a handicap steeplechase that takes place every year in the UK. A steeplechase is a type of horse race where the racehorses have to jump over obstacles.
The Grand National is run over a distance of 4 miles and 2½ furlongs (6.907 kilometres). Moreover, it’s one of the biggest horse races in the UK, as well as being the jump race with the biggest prize pool in the entirety of Europe.
The popularity of the Grand National also translates to a lot of bets being made on this fantastic horse race. Our sportsbook at Betiton™ UK provides you with a shedload of betting markets that you can use to bet on the Grand National!
However, if you’re new to online sports betting and the Grand National, there’s a handful of things that you’re going to need to know first before doing any wagering. Not to worry, however, as we’ll be covering them in our page here.
- What Are Grand National Betting Markets?
- Betting on the Grand National in the UK at Betiton™: What Do You Need to Do?
- Where Is the Grand National Hosted? And When Does It Usually Take Place?
- What Are Grand National Betting Odds?
- Find Out More About Grand National Betting Tips
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What Are Grand National Betting Markets?
Grand National betting markets are essentially the wagers that we offer on the Grand National on our sportsbook. Each market has a particular condition for the bet to win as well as odds associated with it (we’ll be explaining these in a later section).
When it comes to betting on the Grand National, players can choose to bet on bets like who the winners of the Grand National might be, or who will place second, or who the runners-up will be. However, there are other bets that players are free to make.
4 Popular Betiton™ Horse Racing Betting Markets
At Betiton™ UK, we offer players the best markets to play their stakes on. Our 4 most popular bets on Betiton™ are the following:
- Place Only Bets
- Forecast/Tricast Bets
- In-Running Bets
- Multiple Bets
Place Only Bets
This market backs a particular racehorse to finish in a number of positions. These are generally the topmost positions, such as the top two or top three positions.
Whilst the place only bets allow you to back a single racehorse to place in a range of positions, the forecast and tricast bets require you to correctly guess which horses will finish in which positions. The forecast bet depends on bettors to correctly guess which horses will finish first and second, whilst the tricast bet will require bettors to successfully guess which horses will be first, second, and third.
This is essentially the horse racing version of live or in-play betting as it only means that you are placing bets as the racehorses are running.
To put it simply, this bet is multiple selections packed into one bet; so, for example, you can back multiple horses to finish in various positions in a single wager.
Betting on the Grand National in the UK at Betiton™: What Do You Need to Do?
Before being able to bet on the Grand National, you’re first going to need to create an account with us here at Betiton™ for UK players. Our account creation process is quick and easy, which means that you’ll be finished in a couple of minutes.
Simply click on the “JOIN” button, enter the required details, click “OPEN ACCOUNT“, and bish bash bosh, you’re good to go. With your account ready, you’re going to need to make a deposit; this is the money that you’ll be using to wager with.
We support a wide variety of reliable, efficient, and secure payment methods, meaning that all of your transactions are 100% safe on our platform. With both your account created and your first deposit made, you’re finally able to bet on The Grand National:
- Go to the horse racing section of our sportsbook;
- There, you’ll find 3 tabs labeled “Today“, “Tomorrow“, and “Future“. These show you our markets on races that are happening today, happening tomorrow, and happening in the future;
- Click on the “Future” tab and look for the “Grand National“;
- This will take you to all of our currently available markets on the Grand National;
- Feel free to browse through our offered markets until you find the ones you like;
- Once you’ve decided on the bets you’d like to play, simply click on them and they’ll show up on the betting slip;
- On the betting slip, you can adjust how much you’d like to bet by adjusting your stake;
- Once you’re satisfied with both your wagers and your stake, click on “PLACE BETS“;
- Congratulations, you’ve just placed your first Grand National bet at Betiton™ UK!
The Reasons Why People Bet on The Grand National
The Grand National is an intense race that really tests the stamina and prowess of both the racehorse and the jockey. The length of the race, coupled with the massive fences that have to be navigated, are a testament to the power of the racehorse.
It’s a race that’s not often won by the same horse more than once. While some horses may appear to be favourites, nothing is guaranteed. This is why it’s always very important to not only check each horse’s form, but the ground on the day as well.
The conditions of the race can also affect how successfully horses will run. This means that predicting the winner is rather difficult as it’s a rather unpredictable race. Thus, you should be checking our Grand National odds regularly to keep up to date.
What Do You Need to Know When Placing Your First Bet on the Grand National at Betiton™ UK?
With your first deposit and bet on the Grand National, you’ll be able to claim our new-player bonus. This is an extra bet which you’ll be able to use when wagering on the famous horse race; however, bear in mind that terms & conditions apply.
Our T&Cs go over the various conditions that you’ll be accepting when you go to claim our bonus. These include the min odds that you’ll need to bet on, the min deposit that you’ll need to make, the min stake that you’ll need to play, and so on.
Moreover, our T&Cs explain several important terms that are relevant when accepting this bonus as well as any of our other offers. Thus, we suggest reading our T&Cs as well as our bonus policy to understand what conditions apply to our offers.
Where Is the Grand National Hosted? And When Does It Usually Take Place?
The Grand National is held every year at the Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside in England, which is on the border of Liverpool. The race never changes: it’s the same distance and the same fences that are jumped, which means that jockeys know what to expect.
The Grand National is held every year but other than that, it doesn’t take place on a particular date. However, it’s usually held in April. In fact, it generally takes place on a Saturday in April, either the first or second Saturday of the month.
The exact date of when the Grand National is held is decided by the British Horseracing Authority. The only difference each year is the field of horses that take part and what the ground and the weather will be like on the day.
The field can also vary in size depending on the year, with the largest field comprising a whopping 66 horses which take part and the smallest just 10. When it comes to bets, these aspects can be very important to take into consideration.
What Are Grand National Betting Odds?
Grand National odds show you how likely or unlikely something is to happen. These are calculated by bookmakers to represent what the stakes of a particular bet are. Furthermore, the odds tell you how much money your wager will give you if it wins.
Odds come in 3 different formats: fractional, decimal, and American. These formats are largely interchangeable as the only differences between them are how they represent odds and where in the world they’re most popular.
The most common format in the UK is the fractional format; incidentally, this format is also popular with bookmakers in Ireland. As you might easily guess, this format uses fractions to represent odds, and looks like so: 1/4, 5/3, 6/7, etc.
This is a very popular format outside of the UK, and is mainly used by bookmakers in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. This format, on the other hand, uses decimal numbers to indicate the risk and reward of a wager, such as: 5.75, 2.05, 1.07, etc.
Find Out More About Grand National Betting Tips
Tips are suggestions or pieces of advice given by tipsters on which bets to take when betting on the Grand National. Tipsters are sports-experts that spend a lot of their time analysing team compositions, player performances, competition records, etc.
They analyse such information in order to help them make predictions about who they think will potentially win in a particular race, match, game, etc. They’ll then post their predictions online for punters to make use of when wagering.
They will suggest which horse to bet on, which odds to take, etc. You’ll generally find tips either for free or at a price. However, whilst tips are great for when deciding on which racehorse to back, players shouldn’t forgo doing genuine research on their part.
Where Can You Find Tips on the Grand National?
Our UK players will be surprised to know that a simple Google search is all it takes for them to find a treasure trove of tips. However, our best tips are to stay healthy, keep your gaming responsible, and make time for all the important things in your life.
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Who won the previous Grand National?
The Grand National of 2021 was won by Minella Times, an Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Rachael Blackmore. The win is historic because Rachael Blackmore is the first female jockey to win the Grand National.
How long does it take to run Grand National?
You’d be surprised to know that the Grand National only lasts a few minutes—in fact, the slowest ever recorded Grand National race didn’t even last a quarter of an hour. On the other hand, the fastest ever completed Grand National race clocked in at 8 minutes and 47.8 seconds. The time it takes for the Grand National to be completed largely depends on the conditions of the track and the weather—for example, if it was raining then the race is likely to take longer to be finished. However, the average time it takes for the Grand National to be completed is between 9 to 11 minutes.
How many fences are jumped in the Grand National?
There is a total of 16 fences during the course of the Grand National. However, 14 of these fences need to be jumped twice.