# Types of Sports Betting

Accumulators Also Called a 'Roll-Up' or 'Acca'

Accumulators. Also called a ‘Roll-Up’ or ‘Acca’. One bet requiring any number of selections but all the selections must win to have a return. The winnings are calculated by placing all the money on the first selection, then the winnings from that bet is placed on the next bet, etc.

Doubles, Trebles, Four-Fold Accumulators, etc

An accumulator is a bet that combines four or more selections into a single wager that gains a return only when all parts win. The advantage of an accumulator is that winnings are much higher at the expense of increased risk, only a single selection need lose for the entire bet to lose.

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Each Way

An each way bet is made up of 2 parts: the ‘Win' and the ‘Place'. Each part is an equal stake, e.g. a £1 Each Way bet will have £1 on the ‘Win' and £1 on the ‘Place' (a total stake of £2).

Futures/Outrights

Futures or outrights are long-term soccer wagers on the final outcomes of competitions. Here we’ve explained how they work, and how to use them effectively.

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Handicap Betting

Handicap league betting. One of the most popular forms of handicap betting is handicap league betting, whereby you make a handicap bet on a team's performance across the course of a season. In handicap league betting, you place your bet at the start of a season, based on a selection of odds that feature different handicaps across all teams in the division. The scratch (scr) handicap of zero is given to the league favourites.

Lucky 15

What is a Lucky 15 Bet? The lucky 15 is a 4 selection wager consisting of 15 bets: 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a four-fold accumulator.

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Parlays/Accumulators

A parlay, accumulator, or combo bet is a single bet that links together two or more individual wagers and is dependent on all of those wagers winning together. The benefit of the parlay is that there are much higher payoffs than placing each individual bet separately since the difficulty of hitting it is much higher.

Patent

What is a Patent Bet? The patent is a 3 selection wager consisting of 7 bets: 3 singles, 3 doubles and a treble. This is a full cover bet that can be thought of as a trixie with 3 single bets added to each selection. Each choice appears in 1 single, 2 doubles and a treble. One losing selection can significantly impact the returns of this bet.

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Progressive Parlays

A progressive parlay operates much like a standard pointspread parlay, but with a twist - they are harder to lose. In a progressive parlay bettors choose between four and 12 teams. Like a standard parlay, bettors win and get a sizable return if they select all of the games correctly.

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Prop Bets/Specials

A detailed guide to what prop bets and specials are all about, including example betting markets and how to make money off of them.

Single

Single bets are the simplest form of betting. You predict an outcome, specify the desired stake and place the bet. If your prediction proves correct, you win the bet.

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Totals/Over-Unders

Learn in detail how to bet on over/under betting odds and the best betting sites for betting team totals. See examples of NFL over / under bets, NBA over/unders and more here.

Trixie

The trixie is a 3 selection wager consisting of 4 bets: 3 doubles and treble. This can be considered a treble to which three doubles have been added, the advantage being that should one selection fail to win a return is still generated.

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Win Bet/Moneyline Wager

What is Money Line? This is a type of betting line which lays out the amount a player must wager in order to win \$100.00, or the amount the player wins on a wager of \$100.00. There is no point spread or handicap in this line. In order to win a moneyline bet, the team wagered on simply has to win the game.

Yankee

What is a Yankee Bet? The yankee is a 4 selection wager consisting of 11 bets: 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a four-fold accumulator. The yankee is rumored to be named after an American soldier that placed a small bet in the UK and due to the multiple roll-over mechanics at work won back hundreds of thousands.

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