Betfred: No Free Bets during Grand National Weekend

Popular online bookmaker Betfred has announced the £25 Matched Bet replaces the £10 free bet during the Grand National weekend of 4-6th April 2014.

Experts believe the move by the high street bookie's online division has been made in an attempt to stave off what is expected to be a flood of punters requesting the free £10 bet and overwhelming the system at a time when normal betting would be at its peak. At one of the busiest betting times of the year, the company can little afford to have their servers go down under the crushing weight of millions of free £10 bet requests.

Grand National Fever

betfred grand national betting 2014The National traditionally attracts bets placed by housewives and people who wouldn't otherwise bet on horse racing. During the days leading up to Aintree's most famous race, high street bookies are often packed out to the rafters with people queuing up to get their bets placed on their choice of runner.

In recent years, online bookmakers have noticed a huge upsurge in bets placed via online accounts by busy people with little time to waste standing in those queues. Now that it is possible to put on bets using a smart phone, bettors are much more likely to put on their Grand National bets from the office canteen, waiting at the train station or from the inside of a pub!

Home Betting

Of course the largest proportion of online bets are still placed by people from their homes using a laptop or home computer as many bettors still prefer the large size display and real keyboard to do their sports betting with. This is something that mobile sites offering online bets are going to have to address if they want the balance of preference to swing in favour of mobile devices and away from desktops and laptops.

There is also the aspect of being able to easily see all the options that are available for bets on a large display screen. This is preferred to trying to see what choices are there on a small phone display, which means a lot of swiping and scrolling to find things with a high probability of missing a really good deal.

Betfred £25 Matched Bet on the Grand National

For those looking to get something for nothing when betting on the Grand National this year, Betfred is still offering its popular £25 matched deposit betting deal to new customers. To qualify, you need to sign up and deposit a minimum of just £1 or more to get that amount matched in free bets up to the value of £25.

This is a great deal for bettors who intend spreading their bets across several runners. £25 goes a lot further when it's doubled to £50, after all!

To take advantage of this really attractive offer, all you need to do is click the link below to read my review from which you will see an advertisding banner that when clicked will send you to visit the official Betfred sports site where upon signup you will qualify for the free £25 matched bet when you make the first deposit into your new account.

How easy is that?

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