As the name suggests, a combination bet is a group of bets placed together in one stake in order to reduce the chance of losing and maximize the potential gain.
A combination bet is different to an accumulator or Parlay in that the individual bets all count so they can still win even if one or more of the selections don’t come in. With an accumulator, bettors need all legs of the bet to be successful to make it a winning bet.
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There are a number of different combinations bets that are available to give bettors more of a chance of taking home some kind of a win. It is because of this that they are so popular in horse racing and football especially.
A combination bet can give the bettor more chance of winning. For example, they could bet £12 on Liverpool to win. But to give themselves more chance of a return they could split the stake into three and bet on Liverpool, Spurs and Watford to all win. This way instead of losing all the money if Liverpool lost they could still recoup some money if Spurs and Watford were victorious.
A popular combination bets is the trixie in which three selections produce four wagers (one treble and three doubles). Here, if two of the wagers are successful the bettor will be in profit. Combination bets can be full cover where just the multiples are included – or full cover with singles.
There’s no one good way to make a combination bet, but there are certain things you can do to increase your chances. One is to increase your knowledge in whatever sport you plan on betting. For that we have our Betting Strategy Guides. These guides are made to help bettors educate themselves on how to place winning bets and succeed with the sports or Esport gambling.
A yankee – a four selection bet with 11 wagers – is rumored to be named after an American solder in the UK who placed a small bet with enough components that it netted him thousands.
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