A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
It's easier than you might think to get 5 or 6 Places Each Way on the Grand National, Open Championship and The Masters to name just a few of the biggest sporting events. Each way betting has always been hugely popular - after all selecting outsiders to place at huge odds can be particularly profitable and great fun when your long-shot finishes in the paying positions. However, these days many online bookmakers increase the number of each way places offered across the Grand National and other sports, in particular golf. 6PlacesEachWay.co.uk takes you through all of the big events, helping you to maximise your profits and capture the very best prices, number of each way places and new account opening bookmaker promotions.
The Grand National is the biggest horse race on the planet and it's also the biggest race in terms of betting with well over £150 million in bets placed across the 40 horse field each year. The Jockey Club stated in 2013 that in Handicap Races with more than 16 runners, each way terms should be 1/4 odds on places 1-2-3-4. Traditionally 4 places each way at 1/4 odds has always been the betting terms at the Grand National and you'll still pick up these terms on course at Aintree or in any Coral, Ladbrokes or William Hill betting shop up and down the country. The 2017 Grand National sees for the first time ever a number of online bookmakers going 6 places each way. Both BetVictor (1/4 odds) and Paddy Power (1/5 odds) offer stand out Grand National 6 places each way offers, with bet365 for the first time also offering an option of 5 (standard default) and 6 places each way (both full 1/4 odds) markets.
Since 2011, BetVictor from late March prior to the race itself, have offered 6 places each way 1/4 odds at the Grand National, both for ante-post bets placed up to the Friday before the race and for bets placed on the day. This is an unbeatable proposition which has revolutionised Grand National betting and currently BetVictor are the only bookmaker that offer this exceptional deal. So why take 4 places each way on the High Street, or with other internet bookmakers, when you can maximise your chances of profit with 6 places paid with BetVictor? Not surprisingly, the Gibraltar-based bookmaker have seen their active customer numbers skyrocket in recent times, simply on the basis that their Grand National offering is unbeatable! The 2017 Grand National may well see BetVictor go 6 places each way 1/4 odds a per previous years as the race approaches. We will announce this as soon as they confirm their details.
Will the BetVictor Grand National 6 places each way offer run in 2017? Watch this space...
BetVictor Grand National 6 Places Each Way
Below you can see the each way places offered by the leading online bookmakers since 2013. Since 2011 BetVictor have led the field when it comes to giving Grand National punters unbeatable value. 2017 though has seen the stakes raised across the industry with 6 places each way a reality across a number of the leading bookmakers online:
Here's a breakdown of the horses and their prices that BetVictor have paid out on over and above the standard 4 places each way in the Grand National since 2013:
So BetVictor customers have received some huge additional returns, simply by backing their fancy with them. In 2011, BetVictor were the first bookmaker in history to pay out 6 places each way 1/4 odds and it seriously cost them as The Midnight Runner finished 6th. That delivered a profitable 15/8 place return for a legion of punters who'd had the foresight to back the favourite with BetVictor. Swing Bill finished 6th in 2013 at 80/1 (20/1 for the place) and 2014 saw the well-backed Chance Du Roy finish 6th at 33/1. Only BetVictor backers received just over 8/1 for the Philip Hobbs horse. 2015 and 2016 saw the trend of double-digit priced horses finishing in the additional 6th place, with Royale Knight (20/1) and Ucello Conti (25/1) delivering 5/1 and 6/1 place returns for punters who were astute enough to use BetVictor. Remember that backers of all of these horses with other online bookmakers received no payout. It pays to use BetVictor at the Grand National. For more detail about which bookmakers offer the best terms throughout the season read our extra each way places in horse racing article.
Golf 6 Places Each Way Offers
The Grand National isn't the only sporting event where selected bookmakers offer extended each way terms up to 6 places each way. Golf is a hugely popular betting sport which sits only behind football and horse racing in terms of market size. The standard industry each way terms are 5 places each way 1/4 odds for a normal full-field event of 156 players. However many of the leading online bookmakers now offer 6 places each way across the Major Championships including The Masters, US Open, Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
The 6 places each way action doesn't just extend to the Major Championships either, as other huge tournaments including all of the World Golf Championship strokeplay events, The Players Championship, the BMW PGA Championship, the Irish Open and plenty of PGA and European Tour weekly action has selected bookmakers offering an extra place proposition. You just need to know where to look. With players up to 500/1 quite frequently winning and placing in tournaments on the PGA Tour and European Tour, knowledgeable each way golf betting can be exceptionally profitable. Find out more detail at our Golf 6 Places Each Way pages.