Accumulator bets pay so well, but the trick is getting every leg of your position correct. What makes accumulators so lucrative is the very thing that makes them so tough to win sometimes. But when they do hit, it is always for a very worthwhile payoff.
Punters are known to like an accumulator or two, and online bookmakers are happy to provide. The competition for your business has gotten so fierce, in fact, that every major betting site now has at least one accumulator promotion running at all times. For the most part, these promotions consist of enhanced payouts and refund guarantees.
It is hard to imagine anything more painful in sports betting than to be on the verge of a major payout only to have your accumulator fail by just one leg. Below is a list of specials that will either give you your money back if you lose or enhance your payouts if you win. Either way, you don’t have to go home empty handed.
Bet365 Sportsbook runs five accumulator bonuses all the time:
- Tennis Accumulator Bonus: Earn up to 50% more on tennis accumulators
- US and Canadian Sports Parlay Bonus: Earn up to 50% more on accumulators placed on all US and Canadian sports
- Euro Basketball Bonus: Earn up to 50% more on your men’s European basketball accumulators
- Aussie Footy Multi Bet Bonus: Earn up to 65% more on your AFL, NRL and Super Rugby accumulators
- Euro Soccer Bonus: Earn up to 100% more on accumulators that consist of most domestic European leagues as well as the Champions League.
Basically, these promos all offer enhanced payouts on your accumulators. Whatever you would have won is boosted by a certain percentage depending on how many selections you add to your slip. The more selections you add, the higher the bonus payout if that accumulator is successful.
Tennis, US sports, Canadian sports and European basketball accumulators all work on the same percentage basis. A two-fold accumulator will get you an extra 5% while a 3-fold will get you an extra 7.5% and a 4-fold will give you an extra 10%. The bonus goes up by an additional five percent per additional selection all the way up to 12-folds which add 50% to your payout.
AFL, NRL and Super Rugby multis give you an extra 10% on trebles and go up from there by 5% for every additional leg. The most you can get is an extra 65% if you place a 14-fold or greater bet.
The best special of them all is reserved for European soccer, of course. This one applies to accumulators involving the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish Primera Liga, German Bundesliga 1 and the UEFA Champions League. Bonuses start out at 5% for successful trebles, 10% extra for 4-fold and 5-folds and then increasing by 10% for each additional leg beyond 5. At the top end, you can get an extra 100% for 14-fold or higher wagers.
Get started at: www.bet365.com
BetVictor has a couple of ongoing accumulator insurance promotions that promise a refund if your accumulators don’t quite go as planned. You’ll also find a price match guarantee on all football accumulators.
- Football Acca Insurance: Refund if your 5-fold or upwards accumulator loses by 1 leg
- Tennis Acca Insurance: Refund if your 5-fold or upwards accumulator loses by 1 leg
- BetVictor Price Promise: They will pay the difference if your winning accumulator would have paid more elsewhere
The premise is simple. If you place any football or tennis accumulator and it fails to come through by just one leg, BetVictor will refund your stake as a free bet. In soccer, you can get back up to £25 in this manner. Tennis accumulators will be refunded with up to £50 in bonus cash.
This promotion is open to all accumulators involving 90 minute results or both teams to score markets. All you have to do is place your bet like normal and BetVictor will refund you automatically if just one leg lets you down.
The BetVictor Price Promise will pay you the difference in cash if you would have won more at a competing bookmaker at the time your 5-fold or higher acca was deemed a winner. The guarantee covers competing offers from Bet365, Betfair, BetFred, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, SkyBet and William Hill.
Get started at: www.betvictor.com
William Hill Specials
While Bet365 and BetVictor each offer either enhanced payouts or refund guarantees, William Hill combines them both into the Acca Plus promotion. If you have a winner, you’ll get a cash bonus of up to 40% added to your winnings. But if your accumulator misses, by one, you’ll get your money back as a free bet worth up to £/€ 50.
This one is open to all 6-fold or greater on all football accumulators involving “match betting,” “both teams to score” and “match result & both teams to score” markets. If your accumulator is a winner, here’s what you get in bonus cash:
- 6-8 fold: 10% extra payout bonus
- 9-11 fold: 15% extra
- 12-14 fold: 20% extra
- 15-17 fold: 25% extra
- 18-21 fold: 30% extra
- 22-23 fold: 35% extra
- 24+ fold: 40% extra
Your extra payout bonuses are paid out in the form of free bets with a maximum bonus of £/€ 500. Also, you should note that this offer is only open to residents of the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. If you live outside that area, you can head to Bet365 or BetVictor instead.
Get started at: www.williamhill.com
888 American Sports Acca Refund
888Sport has just one accumulator special on offer, but it is worthwhile if you have a thing for betting on American sports. If you place a 5-fold or higher accumulator and it fails by just one leg, 888 will refund your stake as a free bet worth up to €/£/$ 25. This offer is open to all pre-match and live parlays on American football, basketball and hockey markets as long as long as each leg consists of odds of 1.3 or greater.
Get started at: www.888sport.com