|What is multiples betting?
Betfair offers multiples betting, also known as accumulator betting. You can combine a number of selections from different markets into one bet. Betfair allows multiples of between two and eight legs. A leg is an outcome of a single market. You can select one or more runners from a market to form a leg. The odds for each leg are determined by the available odds of the runners in the equivalent singles markets. The odds for the multiple are determined by multiplying the odds for each leg together.
Where can I find multiples?
To place multiple bets on Betfair you must navigate to the multiples betting section by clicking on the 'Multiples' tab on the left-hand side of the page. Clicking on this link will display the multiples homepage that includes details about how to place multiples and links to the popular multiples markets. The Multiples menu will display the available multiples groups when you click on the link to multiples.
What is a multiples group?
In order to place a multiple bet, you must make your selections from markets that are contained in the same multiples group. A multiples group will typically contain related markets, for example, weekend Premiership matches may be contained within a single multiples group, and tennis matches for a given tournament may be contained within a different multiples group. Note that not all markets offered for singles will be available for multiples betting.
What are multiples coupons?
Some multiples groups have a coupon that enables you to make selections across a number of similar markets from one view. For example, a coupon may display all the available soccer Match Odds markets from a multiples group. You can make selections from a coupon or by navigating to each market individually. Markets on the coupon can be combined with markets that are not featured on a coupon. For example, you can select to back a team to win a match from the coupon and select to back a different team to win another match at 1-0 from the Multiples menu, provided both markets are included in the same multiples group.
Can I lay a selection in a multiple?
Selections from a multiples group can either be backed (bet to win) or layed (bet to lose). In addition, you can back or lay more than one runner in a market to form a leg, provided that the market has only one winner (for example, you can only select one runner in a To Score market). However, you cannot both back and lay runners in the same leg. If you make a number of back selections from a market, your leg will win if any of the selected runners win. If you select a number of lay selections from a market, your leg will win if none of the selected runners win.
Can I place combinations of multiples (a Yankee, for example)?
Betfair supports the full range of multiples and combinations of multiples for up to eight legs. As you make your selections, they will be added to the Place Bets tab in the Bet Manager. Once you are satisfied with your selections, enter stakes for the multiples that you would like to bet on. You can place combinations of bets based upon the number of legs you include. For example, if you select four legs, you can bet on any combination of two of them winning (six doubles), any combination of three of them winning (four trebles) or all of them winning (a four-fold). A bet that features all 11 of the multiples in this example is called a Yankee.
Can I lay the whole multiple?
You can back or lay the whole multiple by selecting either the 'Back Multiple' or 'Lay Multiple' radio button. The table below describes the winning and losing outcomes for the different combinations of back and lay for the legs in the multiple bet and the multiple itself.
What odds do I get on my multiple?
After you have entered your stakes, press the 'View Odds' button to see the odds that are available for your bet. You can remove individual multiples from the combination of multiples, for example, you can remove one of the doubles in a Yankee. To do this, click on the icon to the left of the multiple. Similarly, click on the icon to the left of a multiple that has been removed to reinstate it. Once you are satisfied with the selected multiples and have checked that the odds are acceptable, press the 'Place Bets' button to place your multiple bet(s).
Who takes the other side of my bet?
Multiple bets, unlike single bets, are struck directly with Betfair. However, the odds offered are based on the odds available on the singles exchange at the time of bet placement. You cannot ask for your own odds for multiple bets and multiple bets are never unmatched.
How can I see what multiple bets I have?
Once placed, multiple bets can be viewed in the Current Bets screen by selecting the Multiples option from the 'Product' dropdown list.
Settlement transactions (win/lose credits and debits) will only be displayed in your account statement when the total multiple combination outcome has been decided. This means that a sufficient number of markets in each multiple within the combination must be settled to enable the outcome to be decided before the settlement transaction is available or any funds are returned, if appropriate.
Note that not all multiples markets in a multiple combination have to be settled before the outcome of the multiple combination has been decided. For example, in a back double where you have backed a runner in each leg (multiples market), both legs must win for the multiple combination to win. If the first leg loses, then you have lost the multiple regardless of the outcome of the second leg.
If the multiple combination consisted of only the double, then the multiple combination will be settled at this point and the settlement transactions will be available as soon as the first multiples market is settled as a loser.
If the multiple combination consists of more than the double, then the multiple combination is settled when the last multiple outcome is determined.