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)
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?
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:
“NEVER change your bet …golden rule” stated on follower. Ain’t that the truth!
Well £21k to be precise. A football fan with an ambitious eye decided to place a small £2 bet on an eight-fold football accumulator late last month. Many would see this as being a ‘pie in the sky’ type bet, on account that the punter opted for 8 x ‘to be winning at half-time’ bets, which is clearly something that’s difficult to get right that many times over.
However thanks in part to a last gasp goal (at 45 mins) by Billy Sharp against Wigan moments before the half time interval, everything slotted neatly into place for the lucky individual, winning him the sizeable sum of £21,224.72