There are a lot of different options when you’re betting but it is sometimes difficult knowing which one to pick. However, when you have an understanding of what is available to you, then it gives you a much better chance of becoming a winning punter.
In this article, we are going to explain one of the simplest betting options, the accumulator.
What is an Accumulator Bet?
An accumulator is a bet which contains 4 or more selections. The odds of each selection in the accumulator are multiplied to give you accumulative odds.
It is really an all or nothing bet and one that is best to take if you are confident that all of your chosen selections will win. Therefore, accumulators usually contain selections with low odds.
It’s not for the faint hearted though, because if you choose 8 selections, and only 7 win, you will come away empty handed, which can be heart breaking!
Accumulator Bet Example
For the purpose of this accumulator, we are going to use a £10 stake, and assume that the odds of each selection is evens (2.0). We’re also going to show it as a 5 team accumulator, however, you can usually add many more to the bet slip. This isn’t usually advisable, though!
Firstly, you must pick your 5 teams. Once you add them to the bet slip, a box will appear saying ‘Accumulator’. This is where you input your stake, and usually, the bet slip will automatically calculate your returns.
Five selections at odds of 2.0 will be calculated as follows: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 32
Once you place your £10 stake on this accumulator, you will have a return of £320 should all 5 teams win.
An accumulator is the ultimate ‘going for gold’ bet. It can see you make huge returns, but there is a large element of luck, and there is no safety net that you will see with other bets.
However, it is also probably the most popular of all of the multiple betting options, mainly because of its simplicity.