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

 

 

Cash Out Calamity

The option of cash out winnings during both single and multiple bets has grown in popularity in recent years. Who doesn’t want the option to cut a bet short and still be quids in as result? Of course though, for every plus side there is a minus, and the best argument against cashing out or laying off a bet is that you’re potentially missing out on a big win either on this cash out or a future one.

A recent extreme example of this is a football accumulator. Twitter user Mike Newman decided to share his woes (and I suppose good fortune!) with the world, by announcing that he’d cashed out of a seven-fold football acca. While he managed to turn his measly £5 bet into an impressive £5,710.25 the day could’ve gone better, much better in fact.

These are the seven bets that made up the Sky Bet customer’s accamulator bet:

  • Sheffield United vs Barnet (win)
  • Preston North End vs Doncaster Rovers (win)
  • QPR vs Leeds United (win)
  • Fulham vs Oldham Athletic (win)
  • Millwall vs Hull City (win)
  • Sevilla vs Atlético Madrid (draw)
  • Newport County vs Leicester City (win)

 

Cash Out Calamity

and so what would Mr Newman’s windfall have been if he’d let his bet ride? An eye watering £292,000. Where’s that iffy Internet connection when you need it?

Double Trouble – Punter Voids Winning Bet

Double Trouble - Punter Voids Winning Bet  An unlucky football fan managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory when he called contacted a bookmaker to cancel a £100 bet that he had intended to place just £10 on. The bet, which was at odds of 30-1, would’ve resulted in a cool £3000 profit, and so it’s sods law that after he successfully cancelled it, it went on to win.

 

The bet, which occured earlier in the year, was for both first scorer and result in a Rangers vs Fraserburgh game, and that was the eventual result. Upon winning, or rather losing on account that he voided the bet, the punter took to twitter to share his misfortunate with a wider audience:

Double Trouble - Punter Voids Winning Bet

“NEVER change your bet …golden rule” stated on follower. Ain’t that the truth!