What is a Banker?
A banker is a term used for when a bettor is sure a bet will be successful. The winnings are considered as good as money in the bank – hence, a banker, although there is still no guarantee the bet will actually come in.
Bankers are common in system betting, which is when a minimum of three bets have been selected and the banker guarantees that, even if the other two bets are not successful, the bet will still return a profit subject to the system criteria.
On its own, a banker can breed unreliable confidence in a punter picks as quite often a bettor has fallen foul of believing their selected bet is a dead cert but has fallen flat.
How is Banker used in Sports Betting?
An example of a banker would be to back Real Madrid at home in Spain’s La Liga to beat Leganes. Madrid would be heavy favourites for the game, with few expecting any result other than the home win, making it a banker.
Bankers are also referred to in accumulators with ‘home bankers’ popular choices to add value and selections to increase the odds of an acca.
In system betting, once a punter’s selections have been made, they would select their bank bet, which means that if that bet comes in with at least two others from the system bet, then a pay-out would be achieved.
Did you know…
A punter known as the Dead Cert Man made a fortune backing only bankers or hot favourites in a series of trebles to amass £135,528 from a 23 bet-winning streak in two months.
They were predominantly successful in the first round of tennis tournaments, backing players such as Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, as well as heavy favourites in boxing matches.