A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
Grand National 2017 6 places each way - updated 2pm 7.4.17: Some bookmakers have extended their each way places beyond the standard 4 places 1/4 odds in their Grand National markets. The latest to do so are as follows:
* At 2pm BST on Friday 7th April, bet365 launched a 6 places EW market for the 2017 Grand National. New and existing customers can choose between the 6 places EW, 1/4 odds market or the standard 5 places EW, 1/4 odds market which also includes their Best Odds Guaranteed promotion - details here.
The other point to note is that most bookmakers remove their new account offers any time from the Thursday before the race, so if you're reading this page before that time then it may be of benefit to register before the offers expire. Latest updates on this:
BetVictor lead the way amongst online bookmakers by having offered 6 places each way at full 1/4 odds at the Grand National every year since 2011. BetVictor also offer 4 and 5 places each way terms promotions - often at full 1/4 odds - across many of racing's showpiece races throughout the season. That full 1/4 odds paid for the place when backing each way is a situation which is becoming less and less common place in the betting industry these days as many online bookmakers offer trimmed-down 1/5 odds.
BetVictor's additional each-way place promotions blow plenty of their online competition like Betfred, Ladbrokes, Totesport and William Hill into the weeds. An additional place across the big races, where others baulk at giving their punters the same value promotion. Indeed BetVictor offer an additional place each way across plenty of National Hunt and Flat Racing's most prestigious races.
BetVictor have offered a genuine 6 places each way at the Grand National since 2011, a mark which no other online bookmaker has matched. 6 places each way across the biggest horse race globally has been BetVictor's flagship offer for 6 years and not only do they offer 6 places, but all place returns are paid at the full 1/4 odds. Over recent years that has seen BetVictor punters alone snare 1/4 odds place returns on Swing Bill at 80/1 in 2011. Chance Du Roy finished 6th in 2012 at 33/1 and 2016 saw the well-backed Ucello Conti return for BetVictor each way punters at 25/1. Remember that backers of these horses who used other bookmakers received no payout whatsoever.
Here's how BetVictor compare to the other leading online bookmakers at the Grand National since 2013:
BetVictor offered additional each way places across 6 of the 28 races at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival. The Ultima Handicap Chase and National Hunt Chase received additional places on Tuesday. Wednesday traditionally sees 28 horses in the Coral Cup and BetVictor rewarded its customers by giving away 5 places each way at full 1/4 odds. The Pertemps Final Hurdle received the same treatment on Thursday, whilst BetVictor on Gold Cup Friday offered 5 places each way on the Country Hurdle and 4 places each way on the Foxhunters' Chase.
BetVictor are far from averse to offering their customers excellent each way value across a host of big National Hunt and Flat races. 6 places each way across the 2016 Grand National and their self-sponsored 2016 BetVictor Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Open Meeting were offers that no other bookmaker came even close to matching.
Below you'll find our BetVictor additional each-way place tracker covering the big live televised races since the Spring of 2016 where BetVictor have offered additional each way places: