A Treble Bet – What is it?

A treble is a particular kind of accumulator bet. An accumulator bet is one made up of several individual bets joined together, in which all selections have to be successful to produce a return. The winnings from each bet are rolled forward to the next, which means that a treble can generate bigger returns than would be the case with separate individual bets. Here is our version of a treble bet explained.

A treble is, strictly speaking, a kind of acca If you feel that Bournemouth, Manchester United and Chelsea are all going to win, rather than backing them in separate singles, you can choose to combine them in a treble. If you were to place £10 on this treble and all three won, your profit would be a healthy £41.45, although if any of the three didn’t win, your return would be zero.
Many bettors choose to reduce the risk involved in treble betting by employing an Each Way treble, a bet that is used a lot in horse-racing betting accumulator, but that term is normally applied to bets that involve four or more legs, and as the treble is an extremely popular bet, it is generally known by this term, rather than as an accumulator.

The treble is an easy bet to use. It is simply a single bet involving three separate selections. If all three bets are successful, then the treble is a winning bet, but as is the case with all accumulators, the bet fails if one selection doesn’t win.

As an example of how a treble works, consider the following three football matches and their associated odds:
Bournemouth versus Middlesborough:
Bournemouth win: 11/10
The draw: 23/10
Middlesborough win: 5/2
Manchester United versus Sunderland
Manchester United win: 1/6
The draw: 11/2
Sunderland win: 18/1
Chelsea versus Everton
Chelsea win: 11/10
The draw: 23/10
Everton win: 9/4

If you feel that Bournemouth, Manchester United and Chelsea are all going to win, rather than backing them in separate singles, you can choose to combine them in a treble. If you were to place £10 on this treble and all three won, your profit would be a healthy £41.45, although if any of the three didn’t win, your return would be zero. To work out your potential winnings, you can use a treble bet calculator and it will do all the calculating for you. Or, you could work it out quickly yourself using our guide.

How to Place a Treble Bet

The steps involved in order to place a treble bet are fairly simple. Of course, some steps can alter between bookmakers, however the basic steps can apply for all bookies.

  1. Ensure you have the correct funds in your betting account to be able to place the treble bet.
  2. Choose the sport you wish to place your treble bet on.
  3. Pick 3 selections, preferably from the same betting market and avoid using selections in different events, that you wish to bet on.
  4. Once they have been added to your bet slip, you do not need to put individual bets on three selections. At the bottom of your betting slip, there will be a treble bet section with a field that requires you to enter a betting stake into.
  5. Add a betting stake into this field, then an overall pay out price will appear.

Majority of the time, treble bets are used on horse racing, greyhound racing and football betting. But other sports do apply for these bet types.

Each Way Betting

Many bettors choose to reduce the risk involved in treble betting by employing an Each Way treble, a bet that is used a lot in horse-racing betting.

When you back eachway bets, you are effectively making two bets on the same selection: a win bet and a place bet. Exactly what constitutes a place can depend on the rules used in a particular market. In horse-racing, a selection that finishes in the top three is placed, and the odds for a placed horse will be either a quarter or a fifth of the win odds.

With an Each Way bet, if your selection is successful, it will generate a return for both the win and the place part of your bet. If your selection doesn’t win but does finish in the top three, you will win the place part of your bet. Accordingly, an Each Way treble will generate a return if all three selections are placed, even if not all of them win.

It is fairly easy to work out the potential winnings for a treble, but if you’re not sure of the maths involved, you can opt to use a free online bet calculator. Trebles are available on most sports and are an excellent way to significantly increase your winnings.

There are no real winners in terms of best betting sites to go to for treble betting. The only real way around it is comparing the odds of individual selections. If you want to find some of the best odds, then you will need to look towards bookmakers such as Paddy Power, William Hill, Ladbrokes etc.

Why not take a look at our other type of betting. Read our guides on placing bets such as a Super Heinz or a Patent Bet and see look at these bets explained so that you can win.