2012 Grand National Sweepstake Kit
The 2012 Grand National gets underway from Aintree racecourse this Saturday and with 40 runners going to post its seen as one of the most open races on the National Hunt calendar. The race itself opens its doors to a host of betting markets with a lot of people often having their only bet of the year. If you are looking at having a bit of fun ahead of the big event then why not organising your very own Grand National Sweepstake with the Gamble.co.uk 2012 Grand National Sweepstake Kit.
Holding your very own Grand Nation sweepstake has never been so easy thanks to the gamble.co.uk Grand National Sweepstake kit. Simply download (download here) and print out the list of horses running, cut out and fold each ticket and place them into a hat to be drawn out and then allow people to draw their horse from the hat. We’ve even included a full list of the runners for people to put their name against so everybody can see what horses have already been chosen and what is still left in the hat.
It’s entirely up to you how you want to charge people to enter. Some people do like to hold a sweepstake for a bit of fun but adding an entry fee (usually £1 to £5 per entry) can add to the excitement and also gives people something to cheer about if they are lucky to draw the winning horse out. If you want to play for a larger or lesser sum of money simply adjust the entry fee to suit your requirements.
Splitting the prize money is a good idea as it will help attract a lot more people to take part. We suggest you split the prize pool as follows but feel free to adjust this to make the first prize a lot bigger or reward those people who finish in the places.
Suggested Prize Pool Split
1st 65% of the prize pool
2nd 25% of the prize pool
3rd 10% of the prize pool
4th 5% of the prize pool
Remember, an office sweep stake is seen as a bit of fun but the one important point to note is that it will help messily if you sell every single one of the 40 runners taking part in the 2012 Grand National. If you are struggling to sell all your tickets then invite people back to have another pick. The more horses each person has running for them, the more chance of them winning one of the cash prizes.
Very occasionally a horse maybe withdrawn from the race. If you have already sold ever horse running and then there is a non-runner, the horse that is not running will be replaced by the reserve runner. The final declaration stage takes place on Thursday 12th April so if you do your sweepstake after this time, you shouldn’t have to worry about any of the horses being withdrawn.
Running Your 2012 Grand National Sweepstake
- Cut out the 40 horses from the downloaded document
- Fold them and put them into a hat/bucket
- Charge per entry
- Go around your office/friends and get them to draw a horse out
- Note down who has drawn each horse
- Divide the winnings for first, second, third and fourth positions
If you are planning on having a bet on the 2012 Grand National then why not take a look at our 2012 Grand National betting guide. It’s full of useful information about the big race and include past trends that could really help when it comes to you selecting what horse to back.
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