An accumulator (or ‘acca’) is a single bet that involves mutiple selections (usually 4 or more selections). For an acca bet to win and pay out winnings, all the selections must win. If even one
An accumulator (or ‘acca’) is a single bet that involves mutiple selections (usually 4 or more selections). For an acca bet to win and pay out winnings, all the selections must win. If even one selection loses, then the entire acca will lose and not pay out.
Acca bets have grown in popularity over the years, mainly due to the fact that:
- You can potentially win big from just a small stake. There have been instances where people have won £10,000’s from just a £1 stake because they made a long tring of selections which all won
- It is exciting to see the progression of your acca with each selection that wins
- You can string selections from multiple sports. Your acca can include selections from football, horse racing and tennis
- They can offer odds that may not be available on regular bets
Acca selections can include not different games or races, but also markets with those games. For example, as part of one acca, you can selection 1 horse race, 3 football matches, and within one of those football matches, you can select both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
As well as the potential for remarkable wins, bookmakers typically offer bonuses on accas to boost your winnings or to reduce your losses. This can be in the form of:
- Acca boosts – the more selections (or fold) you add to your acca, the more they will boost your winnings when all of your selections win. Some bookmakers may boost your winnings by an extra 5% for each selection that you add. For example, if you 5-fold acca wins, your winnings will be boosted by 5%, if you 6-fold acca wins, your winnings will be boosted by 10% and so on
- Acca insurance – some bookmakers may offer you insurance should your acca loses. Here if your (at least) 4-fold acca loses, you may get your money back in the form of a free bet
As we mentioned, accas can offer more excite for a smaller stake compared to a regular single bet, however, the more selections you add, the longer your odds are. There is nothing more frustrating than having 10-fold acca and 9 of your selections win while the 10th selection fails, thereby losing the entire acca bet.
Accas offer a great way make exciting bets, especially if you are looking to manage your money or on a budget. For the cost of £10, you can certainly get a lot out of your bet and string along countless combinations. So if you are looking for a more cost-effective bet, then accas are certainly the way to go!