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Getting started with matched betting for the Grand National

April 1st, 2017 Beginner, Horse Racing, News & Events, Sports Betting

The Grand National is one of the most famous horse racing events on the calendar. It’s actually a 3-day festival but there’s pretty much only one race on most people’s minds. This year, the Randox Health Grand National Steeple Chase takes place at 5:15pm on Saturday 8th April.

According to www.grandnationalstats.co.uk, 25% of the UK adult population bets on the Grand National. There’s some serious money attached to this event. And you could be part of it. But you don’t have to throw your money away on a punt.

the grand national

There is a way to minimise qualifying losses, cover the field, give yourself the best chance of hitting a refund and unlock free bets and it’s called ‘matched betting’…But I might be getting ahead of myself. Let’s take a quick look at what matched betting actually is.

What is matched betting?

Well first off, it isn’t gambling and it’s a completely legal way to use the promotional offers offered by bookmakers in the UK.
You can also discover the basics in this extensive post or download our Introduction to Matched Betting by clicking the button to the right. Alternatively, stick with me here and I’ll go into it a little bit more.

How matched betting works

Bookmakers offer Sign Up or Welcome offers to new customers. This might take the form of ‘Bet £10, get a £10 free bet’. OddsMonkey can show you exactly how to place your initial £10 bet (ensuring minimal qualifying losses) and then place your free bet in such a way that you’ll be able to turn around 80% of it into real money. That means that you’ll be able to keep around £8!

You can try matched betting out yourself – absolutely free – with OddsMonkey’s introductory training guides. Earn up to £45 in less than an hour (with no card details required) and see how you can make money from matched betting.