Accumulator betting is a common practice among bettors, given that by placing a double or a trixie bet you can earn significantly more money than by betting on a single match. Obviously the chances of winning such a wager become slimmer every time you add an extra event, so bookmakers tend to balance those low possibilities by offering lucrative promotions. There are two basic types of accumulator promotions:
This offer allows you to win more by giving you an added percentage bonus to your winnings. If for example, you win a six-match accumulator bet, you will get 30% more money compared than you had initially calculated.
By claiming this offer, if you happen to lose only one choice on your accumulator bet you will receive a full refund of your wager. For example, if you place a straight accumulating bet of four matches and one selection lets you down, you will get a cash back on the full wagered amount. This offer applies only to straight accumulating bets and not on system ones (Trixie, Yankee etc.).
- Check the matches and events the bookie allows you to qualify for an accumulator bonus. Although there’s a great variety of football events, you might find that the choices on other sports are limited.
- In most cases, there is a minimum limit on the matches you must place on your Acca bet. Usually this limit is set on three matches, but 4+ and 5+ fold bets might not be uncommon. Of course the more matches you select, the bigger the bonus becomes.
- Some bookies have no match limits, but instead set a minimum winning odds limit to prevent punters from betting on extremely low odds. Usually the higher the minimum odds are, the more profitable the promotion is.
- You have to check what your prize will be and what you have to do in order to claim it. Instead of awarding you with a full cash amount, some bookies might split your winnings by offering a number of free bets and other bonuses.
- There is also a restriction on the maximum payout. Especially on multiple-match bets (when you bet a 5+ fold accumulator) your winnings can only reach a certain amount, which is specified in the offer’s terms and conditions.