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If you enjoy online betting but want to change up your game slightly, you might want to try out an accumulator bet. You can bet multibets over a range of sports, and once you’ve learned the process, your betting experience will be all the more thrilling.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to place an accumulator bet…
What is an accumulator bet?
An accumulator bet (otherwise known as an acca or high-roll bet) is one that combines two or more selections into a single wager, but only gains a return when all elements win.
Accumulator bets are high risk but have the advantage of a bigger pay-off if you win. Additionally, the more selections you add, the higher the odds will be. Which is why it’s not uncommon to bet a few pounds and yield a big return.
Fred Craggs, who bet 50p with a return of £1 million, is a prime example of how you can win big on accumulator bets!
Different types of accumulator bets
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How to place an accumulator bet
Before you place your accumulator bet, it helps to know the different names for the amount of bets:
- Login to your chosen operator, and make sure you have enough money to place your accumulator bet;
- Selected the sport you want to bet on, which will automatically take you to the betting slip;
- Relevant odds are displayed for each match and change according to the different bets. Matches will be divided into 1, X and 2 which corresponds to ‘win’, ‘draw’ and ‘away win’.
Here’s an example of how to place an accumulator bet with Bet 365.
- When making your decision you can easily change your betting options by clicking the x button in your betting slip;
- Choose the number of bets within your accumulator; four sections for four-fold, six sections for six-fold etc; these will be added to your betting slip.
- Next check the box for multiple options and look for the section which matches the number of selections you’ve made (four-folds for four selections, etc).
- Enter your chosen stake.
- Confirm your bet and keep your fingers crossed!
How to calculate your accumulator bet winnings
There are various outcomes for accumulator bets: win or lose and each way.
Win or Lose
When all of your predictions are correct, your winnings will look like this:
|Match Result||Selection||Odds (Decimal)||Bet Outcome|
|Chelsea 2 – 0 Leeds||Chelsea To Win||1.5||Win|
|Fulham 3 – 1 Reading||Reading To Lose||1.4||Win|
|Dundee 1 – 1 Newcastle||Newcastle To Draw||3||Win|
|Manchester City 0 – 0 Arsenal||Arsenal To Draw||5||Win|
With a bet of 5AU$, total returns are 5AU$ * 1.5 * 1.4 * 3 * 5 = 145AU$
Total Profit = Total Returns – Initial Stake = 140AU$
This type of accumulator bet is particularly found in horse racing bets. An each way bet is on a horse to ‘win’ or ‘be placed’.
The ‘to-place’ category of this bet pays out at 1/4 of the winning odds.
A 5AU$ stake Each Way bet would cost 10AU$ (5AU$ to win + 5AU$ to place).
|Selection||Odds (Fractions)||To Place||Bet Outcome|
- The to-win part of the bet is lost because selection 2 failed to win, resulting in a loss of the 5AU$ stake and 0AU$ returns.
- The ‘to-place’ bet is then calculated to incorporate the odds versus your placing.
- Part 2 Returns = 5 A$* ( ( 5 * 1/5 ) + 1 ) * ( ( 7 * 1/5 ) + 1 ) * ( ( 3 * 1/5 ) + 1 ) * ( ( 12 * 1/5 ) + 1 ) = 130.56AU$
- Part 2 Profit = Total Returns – Unit Stake = 125.56AU$
The total returns for the bet is the result of adding together the returns from the both parts.
- Total Returns = 125.56AU$ + 0AU$ = 125.56AU$
- Total Profit = Total Returns minus the two 5 stakes = 115.56AU$
Variations on accumulator bets
This is a 4 selection bet comprising of 11 bets: 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a four-fold accumulator.
A Trixie bet involves 4 bets with 3 selections in different events. The bet includes 3 doubles and 1 treble. At least 2 of your selections must be successful to get a return.
This is a 15 tier bet consisting of 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a one-fold accumulator. This type of bet applies to horse and greyhound racing.
Named after the 57 varieties within the Heinz corporation, this is a 6 selection wager featuring a colossal 57 bets: 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, 6 five-folds and one six-fold accumulator. If two or more of your selections win, you will see a return. There is also a Super Heinz with 247 bets.