Betting is littered with terms to describe different bets. Some are more complicated than others, but understanding all of them will give you a boost when trying to win money from the bookmaker.
What is a Treble?
A treble is one that you may or may not have heard of but it is a key to your betting armoury as you attempt to beat the bookmaker.
The definition of a treble is really rather simple. You choose three different selections, and each of these selections must win for you to be able to win the bet.
The odds of one selection is multiplied by the odds of the second selection, with the cumulative odds then multiplied by the odds of the third selection to give you the price of your treble.
Your stake is then multiplied by your odds to calculate your potential winnings.
As already stated, a treble accumulates the odds of three chosen selections. Therefore your strategy must be to place it on 3 selections that you are sure will win. The benefit is obviously that you will get some great returns.
Say for example we choose three teams (odds are in brackets):
Team 1 (2.0), Team 2 (3.0), Team 3 (1.6)
Once added to your bet slip, you will see a box that says Treble, or Accumulator.
It will also tell you what the accumulative odds are for this bet. In the above case, the odds are 9.6.
The stake you decide to place the bet is multiplied by the odds to get your return. So if you place £10 on the above bet, your return will be £96 giving you a £86 profit!
A treble is great for building your bank when three matches are being played at the same time. It is advisable to place individual bets if they are played at different times to allow you to adjust to any changes such as team news etc. Because once you place your Treble you’re locked into the bet.
It is worth noting that unlike other betting options like Trixies or Patents, all three teams must win in order for you to win your bet. If only two bets win, then, unfortunately, you lose your stake.