How to Build a Multiple Bet

How to Build a Multiple Bet  Multiple bets – that is, doubles, trebles, accumulators – are popular with betting shop and stay-at-home punters alike, mainly because they offer the prospect of high returns for small outlay when compared with single win bets. Essentially, the winnings from each successful leg of a multiple bet, including the stake, become the stake for the next leg and so on; the bettor is, in effect, combining a series of single bets into one bet, at the combined odds.

 

The allure of multiple bets is plain to see but, while there’s a great deal of satisfaction in relieving your bookmaker of tens, hundreds or even thousands of pounds for a stake that’s a fraction of that size, there are one or two things to remember when building your multiple bet.

 

Each leg of a multiple bet is, by definition, a separate bet requiring a separate stake. The multiple bet known as a “Yankee”, for example, combines four selections in six doubles, four trebles and an accumulator, making 11 bets in total. The total number of bets for five and six selections, in a “Canadian” or “Heinz”, remains fairly manageable, at 26 and 57, respectively, but beyond that starts to become a little unwieldy. The so-called “Super Heinz”, which combines seven selections, requires 120 bets, while the “Goliath”, which combines eight, requires 247 bets. Remember, too, that you’re betting at combined odds, so expect long losing runs and loss of control of your betting bank, in terms of how frequently it is turned over.

 

You can, of course, build a multiple bet with as many selections (within reason) and to whatever stake you like, but it’s probably best to make your selections first and then choose the most appropriate multiple bet. You’re betting at combined odds, after all, so it’s wise to include only selections that you feel confident about. If you’re a stay-at-home punter, you may be tempted to include selections in all the races shown on terrestrial television on a Saturday; this not only serves to increase the number of bets, but may lead to wishy-washy, indecisive selections that actually reduce your chances of winning.

Punter Wins Big on Tennis Acca

Punter Wins Big on Tennis Acca  I’ve often posted about football accumulators, and horse racing multiples, as there have been some eye spinning wins over recent years and even months. I don’t recall highlighting a great many Tennis accumulators though, so here’s one to keep you tennis fans dreaming of future riches!

A lucky Ladbrokes punter last month placed a small £5 on an 18-fold tennis bet (£2.30), and 18 17-fold bets. Totalling £5, the resultting win was an incredible £186,574.91.

If that sounds like a major amount to win such such a tiny bet, you’re right, but let’s not underplay how tremendously difficult it is to predict 18 results our of 18. Granted, they’re each result affairs (win or lose) but still! Here’s a list of all 18 game bets that resuled in the huge windfall, along with the accompany betting odds:

 

Guido Andreozzi to beat Stefano Travaglia – 6/5

Javier Marti to beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver – 2/5

Claire Liu to beat Magda Linette – 11/10

Taylor Townsend to beat Heather Watson – 11/10

Ashleigh Barty to beat Sofia Kenin – 11/10

Lara Arruabarrena to beat Beatriz Haddad Maia – 4/9

Elena Vesnina to beat Madison Brengle – 8/15

Irina-Camelia Begu to beat Georgina Garcia Perez – ½

Kristie Ahn to beat Samantha Stosur – 2/1

Nadiia Kichenok / Anastasia Rodionova to beat Monique Adamczak / Lyudmyla Kichenok – 8/11

Sara Errani to beat Eugenie Bouchard – 4/11

Tatjana Maria to beat Lauren Davis – 7/4

Alla Kudryavtseva / Katarina Srebotnik to beat Nicole Melichar / Kveta Peschke – 4/6

Caroline Garcia to beat Varvara Lepchenko – 4/9

Kristyna Pliskova to beat Katerina Siniakoval – 6/4

Naomi Broady to beat Carol Zhao – 8/13

Jana Fett to beat Valentini Grammatikopoulou – 4/7

Stefanie Voegele to beat Dalila Jakupovic – 8/15

18 x 15p 17-folds RETURNS £74,367.99

£2.30 18-fold RETURNS £112,206.92

TOTAL RETURNS £186,574.91