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A treble bet is a bet comprised of three selections and can be hugely profitable if successful.
Treble bets are most commonly placed in football and horse racing and are widely seen as a good way to ‘beat the bookies.’ But much like a straight-line accumulator, if any of the three selections failed to win then the whole bet is lost.
However, as a treble is only three selections and much less than a five or six-fold acca, the chances of winning are greater with even three odds-on favourites often offering worthwhile returns when placed in a treble.
An example of placing a treble bet would be to make three single 1X2 selections on three Premier League football matches and when coming to place the stake, adding the treble section to the betting slip.
This will mean that the winnings of the first bet are rolled over to the second, then the returns from the second rolled over to the third to generate large returns from a treble bet.
One of the key things a bettor should consider when making a treble bet is to select three events of which the start times are staggered. This will enable the bettor to cover the second and third leg of the bet if the results are not going positively.
This is particularly important as many bookmakers’ cash out options on trebles can be worth considering if the third leg of the bet is in a losing position.
One punter had a very happy Christmas, landing a 9385/1 treble on Boxing Day worth a whopping £23,465 from just £2.50.
The punter backed three ‘both teams to score in both halves’ to ensure he headed into the new year with a healthier bank balance than he started the previous year.