There’s no question that betting remains central to the appeal of horse racing, and indeed, its image around the world. Major events like the Kentucky Derby, Cheltenham Festival and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe continue to attract heavy numbers of punters who fancy their chances of correctly predicting the winner of the latest eagerly-anticipated race.
Understanding Accumulator Bets
What is An Accumulator Bet?
An accumulator bet is where you wager a single sum of money on numerous outcomes (usually four or more). For example, a horse racing accumulator bet would involve choosing different horses to win in different races. This is worth doing because as each horse wins, this stake will then be placed on the next race for the possibility of even greater winnings. It means you can place a small bet and potentially win a great deal of money if all your outcomes turn out as you predict. The downside with the accumulator bet is that if any of your bets fail to win, you walk away with nothing.
It is also important to understand that there are differing types of accumulator depending on how many outcomes you are willing to predict. The most popular options would include:
- Four-fold accumulator (predict four results)
- Five-fold accumulator
- Six-fold accumulator
- Seven-fold accumulator
- Eight-fold accumulator
This type of bet is suitable for most types of sporting event, but the most popular examples of it would be the football accumulator, horse accumulator, rugby accumulator, and cricket accumulator.
Advantages of an Accumulator Bet
- Better chance of winning big
- Odds are much higher than a single bet
- You can get large winnings form a small stake
- It means added excitement because you are waiting on more than one outcome
- It is an opportunity to really test your sports knowledge and intuition
The possibility of winning big with an accumulator makes it well worth doing. Some of us can feel a bit intimidated when we first hear about this type of bet, the mathematics can sound complicated, but it is actually all pretty straightforward. The only real challenge with this type of wager is predicting multiple outcomes but that of course is part of the fun.