Accumulator bets are one of the most popular type of bets, particularly with football. They offer bettors the chance to make a big profit from small stakes by betting on a number of selections but how much do you know about accumulator bets and how can you profit? Accumulator bets can cause confusion at times, take a look through this guide to find out more.
What Is An Accumulator Bet
An accumulator bet, or "acca", involves betting on multiple selections, 2 or more, at once in a single bet.
Terms used for accumulator bet selections:
- If you have 2 selections this is called a double
- 3 selections is a treble
- 4 selections is a fourfold accumulator
- 5 selection is a fivefold accumulator
- 6 selections is a sixfold accumulator
The individual odds for each selection accumulate to give you much higher odds than just a single selection, hence the name accumulator.
The main difference, between an accumulator and other bet types, is that all of your selections must win in order for your accumulator bet to win. If one or more of your selections fail to win then your accumulator bet will lose.
Let's take a look at some example acca bets:
In this example betslip where 5 selections have been added, you will see the following options:
Doubles/Trebles/Fourfolds/Fivefold Accumulator and some other bet types.
One of the most common mistakes that people make when placing an accumulator, in this case a 5 fold, is that they choose one of the other bet types.
A couple of ways to check that you have selected the correct accumulator option is that you will see in brackets, alongside the bet type, a multiplication figure. The majority of bookies will have this displayed in their betslip, albeit the bet types might be in a different order. You need to choose the multiple option that has “x 1” next to it, as an accumulator is a single bet. The other bet types will have higher multiplied figures next to them signifying that there are multiple bets here.
The other way is that when you enter your stake in the accumulator stake box your total stake should be equal to this:
In the above example you can see £25 in the accumulator stake box and that the total stake is also £25.
How Can You Profit From Accumulators?
Accas are great when they win, pocketing you lots of money from a relatively small stake but think about how often your accas actually win? As accas are reliant on all the selections winning there are so many different variables and situations that could happen that could result in a losing bet. There is a way though to profit from acca bets regardless of outcome and that is the technique of matched betting at Profit Accumulator. Accumulator bets are a great ongoing source of profit for matched bettors.
Here at Profit Accumulator we profit by taking advantage of the many acca insurance promotions offered by bookmakers. The majority of these involve placing 5 fold or 6 fold accumulators and if one team loses you will be refunded your back stake up to a certain amount. This free bet refund is how we make our money, through either extracting the value of the free bet or by using it as a safety net when placing accas. As well as acca insurance offers there are also weekly acca free bet clubs that we can generate profit from. How do we do this? Well we use an advanced piece of software called the Acca Catcher which is avaiable to all Platinum members.
Profit Accumulator Acca Catcher
The Acca Catcher is an advanced matched betting tool that helps members maximise profits from sports accumulators. The acca catcher helps users quickly find selections for accumulators for various bookies and calculates the lay stakes required in order to maximise profit or to minimise qualifying losses. Take a look through the video above for a detailed guide on the Acca Catcher software.
Popular Matched Betting Acca Methods
There are many ways in which we can profit from accumulators through matched betting. These include, but are not limited to:
Sequential Lay Acca
Sequential lay accas are a great starting point when you begin to do accumulators. They are used to extract profit from the many bookie acca insurance offers that are about where if one leg of your accumulator loses you will receive a free bet refund up to the value of your back stake.
Lock In Sequential Lay Acca
Like the sequential lay acca method, the lock in method once again takes advantage of the acca insurance promotions that bookies offer. Unlike the sequential lay method, however, with the lock in method we can actually make profit regardless of the outcomes and results.
Lay All Acca
The lay all method involves, as the name suggests, laying all the selections in the acca at the start. This makes it a very quick method to do as we simply lay all the selections at once and there is no need to go back in and lay legs individually later on. There are also no issues with kick offs starting at the same time or overlapping with this one.
You can find out more about these methods and processes in the full guide available to platinum members here.
What is Matched Betting?
Matched Betting is a way of taking advantage of the hundreds of free bet offers dished out by bookies. Although it has betting in the name there is no real gambling involved as, unlike normal betting, we cover all possible outcomes of an event. This means regardless of the result we can make profit and turn those free bets into real cash!
Keen to Get Involved?
The great news is you don’t need to be a sports fan or betting fanatic to sign up and use Profit Accumulator. Many of our members are not sports fans and had never placed a bet in their lives but that doesn’t stop them from making some tax-free cash.
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