Betting Terminology

Check our betting glossary to get explanations around the main betting terms in the industry.

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Accumulator -

Accumulators feature a chosen number of selections with the total winnings from the first successful selection being re-invested on to the next selection, this is repeated all the way through the bet and winnings can accumulate in to a large return. The returns are very easy to calculate, if all your selections are successful, simply multiply the return of each selection with your stake to arrive at your expected payout. For example, a £10.00 accumulator on: Manchester United to beat Liverpool at 2.25; (5/4) Chelsea to beat Arsenal at 2.50; (6/4) Manchester City to beat Tottenham 2.00; (Evs) West Ham to beat Southampton 3.00; (2/1) would return £337.50 This calculates at £10.00 x 2.25 x 2.50 x 2.00 x 3.00 (See 'fold')

Ante post -

This is a bet that is placed on future major sporting events, usually prior to the day of the event itself. In return for the chance of better odds, an Ante Post price means you may lose your money if your selection does not take part in the event (depending on when the bet when was struck).