Everything you need to know about accumulator betting
What is an accumulator bet?
An accumulator is a bet which combines two or more selections into one single wager. In order to win an accumulator bet, each individual selection must win.
Sports betting accumulators are extremely popular amongst bettors as they offer the possibility of much higher returns compared to collective single bets. However, as you probably already know, with higher return comes higher risk – just one losing selection in your accumulator means the whole wager is lost.
You can build an accumulator bet using events from most top sports at the best online bookies, combining fixtures across different match days and even crossing over to different sports. What’s generally not allowed at a number of sportsbooks, however, is choosing multiple selections from the same event. These bets can instead be placed using special custom markets such as PaddyPower’s #WhatOddsPaddy and Ladbrokes’ #GetAPrice, where customers can request odds on same game multiples, amongst other markets, using Twitter. While these custom bet builders are becoming increasingly popular, they are less common at new betting sites.