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Type of Bet

Explanation of Bet

Accumulator Bet These are bets on 4+ selections. Each of these bet selections must win for the bettor to generate wins. Accumulator bets are named according to the number of bet selections involved. For example: Threefold, Fourfold, Fivefold, Sixfold, Sevenfold accumulators, etc.
Each-way Bet Each way bets include 2 bets on one selection. It is made up of the following: The selection will win an event or a race and the other option that the selection will occur. If the bet selection wins, then both parts of the Each-way Bet are satisfied, and winners are paid out. If the bet selection places but doesn’t win then the place component of the bet settles (is paid out) at the odds provided when the bet was placed.
Single Bet Single Bets are placed on individual selections.
Double Bets Double Bets are placed on 2 selections, in 2 distinct events. Both of these bet selections must win for the bettor to receive a return.
Treble Bets Treble Bets or Trebles are bets placed on 3 selections across 3 separate sports events. For the bettor to win these bets, all 3 bet selections must win.
Trixie Bets A Trixie Bet is a bet on 4 selections, but it has 4 distinct bets. Trixie Bets include a treble and 3 doubles.
Yankee Bets Yankee Bets are placed on 4 selections. These bets consist of 11 separate bets. There is a fourfold accumulator bet, 4 trebles, and 6 doubles.
Super Yankee Bets (Canadian) This distinct bet type is placed on 5 different selections. In total, there are 26 separate bets in a Super Yankee. It includes a Fivefold Accumulator, 5 fourfolds, 10 trebles, and 20 doubles.
Heinz Bets Heinz Bets are wagers on 6 selections. These bets consist of 57 separate bets, including the following: a Sixfold accumulator, 6 fivefolds, 15 fourfolds, 20 trebles, and 15 doubles. Since there are 57 varieties available, it’s synonymous with the H. J. Heinz Company’s slogan.
Super Heinz Bets These bets are placed on 7 selections. There are some 120 separate bets involved, including: a Sevenfold accumulator, 7 sixfold bets, 21 fivefolds, 35 fourfolds, 35 trebles, and 21 doubles.
Patent Bets These bets are placed on 3 selections, each with 7 separate bets. It includes 1 treble, 3 doubles, and 3 singles. It’s similar to a Trixie Bet + 3 singles.
Live Betting Live betting takes place while players are watching a sports game on TV, or listening to sports commentary on the radio. With live betting, the action is unfolding in real time, with dynamic odds on real-time sports contests.
Moneyline Betting Moneyline betting requires sports bettors to pick a team, or a player to win. It’s all about choosing a winner with Moneyline Betting. The favorite is typically listed with a – (minus sign), and the underdog is typically listed with a + (plus sign). The numbers in brackets indicate the respective payout when a $100 wager is placed (with +), and how much must be wagered to win $100 (with -).
Over Under Betting In sports matches, teams typically score points. If a bettor chooses the Over/Under bet option, this means that the bettor believes a bet can be placed on the total score being Over/Under the totals given by the sportsbook. If the total score of a game (Team X vs Team Y) is 28 – 20 (a total of 48 points), then a bet Under 48.5 points would win. The odds of Over/Under 48.5 are listed with + and – signs, indicating how much must be wagered to win.
Parlay Betting Parlays are multiple bets that bettors must win to receive a much bigger payout total. Parlays include 2+ moneylines, Over/Under bets, or point spreads. The payout for winning the Parlay Bet is higher than the payouts of individual bets in the Parlay. All bets must win for a Parlay to pay out.
Placing Bets This is a median number calculated by a bookmaker when two teams are competing against one another. There is typically a favorite and an underdog, and the odds must be enticing enough for bettors to pick either team. The number of points posted as a prefix for each team is the point spread. To win the Point Spread, the team must win by less than or more than the number posted. For example: Tampa Bay -3.5 vs New Orleans +3.5.
Point Spreads This is a median number calculated by a bookmaker when two teams are competing against one another. There is typically a favorite and an underdog, and the odds must be enticing enough for bettors to pick either team. The number of points posted as a prefix for each team is the point spread. To win the Point Spread, the team must win by less than or more than the number posted. For example: Tampa Bay -3.5 vs New Orleans +3.5.
Popular Bets These bets are the most popular sports betting attractions currently being showcased at 888sport US. They are visible under the ‘Popular’ betting option in the main menu.
Profit Boost Tickets If available, Profit Boost Tickets will be displayed in a player’s betting coupon. They are listed under ‘Bonus Offers’ and they are credited to sports bettors’ accounts within 72 hours after meeting requirements. Bets cannot exceed the maximum value of the Profit Boost Ticket.
Proposition Bets These are obscure bets driven by public interest. They include Over/Under selections, the number of turnovers in Q1, the team to score first, the winner of the PGA, the winner of the coin toss at the Super Bowl, or will player X score more than Y points, etcetera.
Round Robin Bets These are creative Parlay bets. These bets feature at least 3 bets and there is no upper limit. These are safer than Parlay bets since if you lose one bet, you don’t lose the entire wager if one Parlay bet fails. The payouts of Round Robin Bets are less than Parlays, but are a safer choice for multi-bets.