​Welcome to the AccaDoo betting guide. There are so many different types of bet you can place, which is what makes gambling so great…there’s something for everyone!

This quick betting guide will cover the main options and then if you want to know more about specific bets, please see the betting guide for each individual sport.

Why create a betting guide?

The AccaDoo betting experts appreciate that some people will be new to betting and won’t know the lingo – and that there are long-term punters who won’t know the different types of bet that are new to the market.

Understanding the different types of bets out there is the first step on the path to sports betting success, so this betting guide is designed to provide a base of knowledge. From there you can find which type of bet works best for you.

For more information on how to make money from sports betting check out the AccaDoo guide to profitable punting.

What is a single bet?

The easiest and probably the most common bet is when you add just one outcome to your betslip. Some examples of this are one team to win a game of football, or a horse to win a race, or a tennis player to win a set…one bet, one outcome, if it wins, you win. Simples.

What are doubles, trebles and accumulators?

A ‘double’ and a ‘treble’ bet are two examples of ‘accumulator’ bets which are extremely popular because they increase the odds from just betting on one thing. Due to the terms ‘double’ and ‘treble’ existing, accumulator often refers to four different outcomes in one bet but it can mean anything more than two outcomes.

A double is a single bet placed on 2 different selections. Both selections must be correct for the bet to be successful.
A treble is a single bet placed on 3 different selections. All 3 selections must be correct for the bet to be successful.

So where’s the risk? With either a ‘double’ or a ‘treble’ bet, if one of your selections is not correct, your payout will be zero.

An accumulator is normally four outcomes, a five-fold is five outcomes, six-fold is six outcomes and so on. The more outcomes you add, the higher the odds and the higher the risk.

What is a Trixie bet?

A Trixie comprises of four bets involving three selections in different events. The bet includes three doubles and one treble. Two of your selections must win to get a return.

What is a Patent?

A Patent comprises of seven bets involving three selections in different events. The bet includes a single on each selection, plus three doubles and one treble. Only one correct selection guarantees a return.

What is a Yankee?

A Yankee comprises of eleven bets involving four selections in different events. The bet includes six doubles, four trebles, and an accumulator. A minimum of two of your selections must be successful to get a return.

What is a Lucky 15?

A Lucky 15 comprises of 15 bets involving 4 selections in different events. The bet includes 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and 1 fourfold. If only one selection wins, as a consolation returns are paid to double the odds. If all four selections win, a bonus of 10% is added to total returns. For the bonus to apply, all selections must win (none void or non-runners). For each-way bets the consolation is paid only on the win part of the bet. Lucky 15 bets are accepted on horse racing and greyhounds only.

What is a Canadian?

A Canadian (also known as a Super Yankee) comprises of 26 bets involving 5 selections in different events. The bet includes 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfolds plus an accumulator. A minimum of 2 of your selections must be successful to get a return.

What is a Lucky 31?

A Lucky 31 comprises of 31 bets involving 5 selections in different events. The bets include 5 singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfolds and an accumulator. If only one selection wins, returns are paid to double the odds. If all five selections win, a bonus of 15% is added to total returns. For the bonus to apply, all selections must win (none void or non-runners). For each-way bets the consolation is paid only on the win part of the bet. Lucky 31 bets are accepted on horse racing and greyhounds only.

What is a Heinz?

A Heinz comprises of 57 bets involving 6 selections in different events. The bet includes 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfolds, 6 fivefolds and an accumulator. A minimum of 2 of your selections must be successful to get a return.

What is a Lucky 63?

A Lucky 63 comprises of 63 bets involving 6 selections in different events. The bet includes 6 singles, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfolds, 6 fivefolds and an accumulator. If only one selection wins, returns are paid to double the odds. If all six selections win, a bonus of 20% is added to total returns. For the bonus to apply, all selections must win (none void or non-runners). For each-way bets the consolation is paid only on the win part of the bet . Lucky 63 bets are accepted on horse racing and greyhounds only.

What is a Super Heinz?

A Super Heinz comprises of 120 bets involving 7 selections in different events. The bet includes 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 fourfolds, 21 fivefolds, 7 sixfolds and an accumulator. A minimum of 2 of your selections must be successful to get a return.

What is a Goliath?

A Goliath comprises of 247 bets involving 8 selections in different events. The bet includes 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 fourfolds, 56 fivefolds, 28 sixfolds, 8 sevenfolds and an accumulator. A minimum of 2 of your selections must be successful to get a return.

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