More than one in five (22%) Brits plan to bet on the Grand National – but just two per cent think £85 for an Aintree ticket is good value for money.
A major YouGov survey of 2061 people across the UK has found over one in five Brits are planning to place a bet on the Grand National.
The study on behalf of Online Betting Guide (OLBG) found 22% of those asked will be having a gamble on Britain’s biggest horse race on Saturday 15 April.
A higher proportion of men plan to definitely bet (26%), but it is nowhere near as popular with women with 70% saying they definitely have no intention of having a wager (18% definitely will, 12% don’t know). In males, six out of ten have no plans to take part.
The cost of going to a major racing event has been in the spotlight after a fall in attendances at Cheltenham due to tickets costing in excess of £100.
Normal entry to Aintree for the Grand National costs £85 – and only two per cent of those asked thought that represented good value for money.
Note: All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2061 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 5th – 6th April 2023. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
Are you planning to bet on the 2023 Grand National?
Don’t know: 12%