The basic answer to the question is four, but with most horse racing and sports betting queries, it’s not an open and shut case. There are several things that can impact the number of places paid each way by William Hill on the Grand National at Aintree.
William Hill Grand National Payout Places
The standard each-way terms for a race of the Grand National’s nature is ¼ the odds for places 1, 2, 3 and 4.
That means if placing an each-way bet on the contest, you will be paid out if you back the winner or a runner that finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
- For those who don’t already know, an each-way bet will cost you double the stake, with one part going on the win section of the wager and the other on the place part.
- If you back the winner, you will be paid out on both bets – the win and each-way – but if your selection finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, you’ll have the safety net of the each-way portion of the bet.
- This will be ¼ the odds.
Example Each Way Bet
- Suppose you back a horse at odds of 20/1 for a £1 each-way bet, and it finished as runner up.
- You would pay £2 for the bet, and the each-way section gives you £1 at 5/1 odds (¼ of 20/1).
- Your bet would cost £2, and your William Hill Grand National payout would be £6 (£1 at 5/1 plus your stake back), leaving you with a £4 profit.
William Hill’s Promotion : Extra Places For The Grand National
In most years, William Hill boosts their each way places for the Grand National. This is done by the marketing team and is an attempt to attract new customers to the app. They know just how popular betting on the Grand National is going to be, and they want to ensure as many people as possible do it through their website or mobile app.
An example of a Grand National promotion may be to boost the each way places to ¼ odds for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – giving backers an extra place.
If you are betting on the race and most bookies are offering ¼ the odds of the first four home, then it makes sense to bet with William Hill and benefit from that extra place.
If you backed a horse in the national and it finished fifth, your wager would be a loser, and the bookie would keep your stake, but if the terms were enhanced to five places, you’d secure a return on your bet.
It’s worth checking the promotions page of the William Hill sportsbook before betting on the Grand National or any major horse race to see what promotions and special offers are available.
There are terms and conditions attached to each-way betting and promotions, and we advise you read these in full before placing a bet or taking a promotion. The number of runners, non-runners, withdrawals and other factors can alter the number of places paid.
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