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Calculating the winnings of an accumulator bet

An accumulator bet includes a minimum of four separate selections. For the bet to win, all of the selections must be achieved. It is then that the bet is registered as won.

An accumulator bet also contains compound odds. This means that all the selections must bwin in order for a return.

However, due to multiple selections being involved, the final outcome winnings can become much higher than a traditional bet.

If you still don’t completely understand accumulator bets, do not worry. We have another blog post entirely dedicated to accumulator bets which you can check out before using our accumulator calculator.

It is the dream of many an experienced gambler, to one day win big and have their accumulator come in, and for some, this dream has become a reality. When placing an acca, there’s a great deal of excitement and anticipation in the air. Will the results go your way, and will today be the day when it finally comes in? We can’t answer that question for sure, because we can’t predict the future. Unfortunately. What we can do, though, is talk to you about the many benefits associated with using an accumulator calculator when it comes to calculating your odds. In this guide below, we’re going to be talking everything accumulator-related. We’ll be looking at what an accumulator is, what accumulator calculators are, how they work, benefits, and much more besides. So, pull up a chair, get your feet up, and let’s talk accumulators.

What is an accumulator?

An accumulator, also abbreviated to an ‘acca’, is a bet which consists of a variety of different selections which form one wager. Though there is no strict writing with regards to what constitutes as an accumulator, generally an accumulator is four or more selections, along with 2 and 3 selections in the form of doubles and trebles. Accumulators are popular and beneficial because of the fact that when the results come in, they will almost always pay out more than the initial bet cost you.

How does it work?

Accumulators can apply to virtually any sport, or anything that can be bet on if truth be told. As accumulators here in the UK are so popular amongst football (soccer) fans, we’ll use a football-related accumulator as an example. Now, say that you go with the tried and tested five-fold accumulator, you could bet on the English Premier League and bet on:

  • Manchester United at 2/1
  • Chelsea at 2/1
  • Liverpool at 5/2
  • Manchester City at evens
  • Sheffield United at 7/2

You can bet on all manner of outcomes, but to keep things simple, we’ll say that you bet on all of those five teams to win their matches for that particular day/week. An accumulator calculator could be used to work out how much the bet will cost and how much you will win. With the odds listed above, you’d see that a £1 stake would yield a return of £283.50. Sounds great, right? Well, it is if your selections all come in, I.E if all of the teams win. If, however, one of the five teams fails to win, you will receive the grand total of…zero. Yep, nothing!

What is an accumulator calculator?

An accumulator calculator is an online calculator tool which allows you to quickly and easily work out how much you will win if you have placed an accumulator bet. You enter info about your bet, I.E the stake, outcomes, odds, etc, and then the calculator takes the info, and tells you how much lovely money you’ll be walking away with. The larger the accumulator and odds, the harder it becomes to work out your returns. This is why a calculator is so useful.

Why use accumulator calculators?

In the example listed above, we tried to keep things simple, and even then, there was still quite a lot of working out to be done. If you add more teams, bet on a different sport, have different odds, and bet on different outcomes etc, knowing how much you stand to make would be a real headache. It would take you a long time, and even then, there’s the risk that you’d miscalculate. With an accumulator calculator, though, the calculator does the work, so you don’t have to.

How to use an acca calculator

Now we’re going to finish up by looking at how you can use an accumulator calculator to calculate your winnings. These tools may be effective, but they’re also very easy to use. To use an acca calculator:

  • First, enter your stake
  • Next, select which accumulator you prefer (up to 20-fold)
  • Select the odds format, I.E decimal, fractional, American
  • Select whether you want to go E/W (Each way)
  • Now, enter the odds that you’ve received from your bookmaker
  • Enter the result of each selection
  • Hit ‘calculate’ and let the calculator tell you how much you stand to win