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What Is An Accumulator Bet?

- 09:12, 14th December 2017


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An accumulator is a bet that combines four or more selections into a single bet which gains a return only when all parts win. The advantage of backing an accumulator is that returns/winnings are much higher at the expense of an increased risk, only one selection needs to lose for the entire bet to lose.

What Is An Accumulator Bet?

If part of your accumulator bet is a non-runner, returns are calculated as though the accumulator hadn't included that selection e.g. a five-fold would become a four-fold. Dead heats for a winning position are settled at reduced odds using the standard rules. Bonuses of a fixed percentage and enhanced accumulator odds are regularly made available at bookmakers including Coral, BetVictor, SkyBet, William Hill and many others.

You can also back your accumulator as an each way bet (mainly used for horse racing), which means all your selections will have to win or finish in the number of places specified on the bookmakers website. The returns for your each way accumulator will show the highest possible return (if all selections were to win) when placing the bet, but the returns will shorten drastically if one or more of your selections were to only place.

Accumulators are available for all sports; however bookmakers vary in their rules on combining selections from more than one to create a single bet. Selections from the same event can’t be combined into a single accumulator; this is to prevent punters trying to place several bets on the same runner.

Several of the bookmakers offer you, the punter, plenty of reasons to use an accumulator bet with cash out options so you can accept a lower payout when you feel your bet is going to go awry and also acca edge, so you can take losing selections out and keep the rest of your accumulator intact.

We recommend using our website our Easyodds App to build your own accumulator, or take our daily Easyodds accumulator on. Simply add your selections to your bet basket, make sure all the selections are turned on that wish to be in your accumulator, then find the best price available and press bet now.

It truly is as simple as that with Easyodds!

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