As part of my ongoing ‘How To’ series, for this section we will be looking at how you go about placing an accumulator bet with bet365.
This is my guide on how to open an account with bet365, highlighting the steps that I took along the way. Steps may differ slightly for you, but shouldn’t be too far away.
Quick Step by Step Guide (Mobile App included):
1) First, Open an account with bet365 today (T’s and C’s Apply, 18+)
2) Log into your account and make sure you’ve deposited enough to cover the accumulator you’re about to place.
3) Use the menu on the left hand side of your screen to select the sport you want to bet. On the app? No Problem! Just click the ‘A-Z’ button in the top left hand corner for a full list of sports.
4) Click the yellow odds of any selection you want to include. That will automatically add it to your bet slip.
5) When you’re happy with the selections on your betting slip find the box (‘Multiple Options’) for the accumulator bet (if you have 5 selections this will be the ‘5-Fold’). Enter your stake and click the yellow ‘Place Bet’ button to confirm your wager.
You will need:
- An account with bet365. Don’t have one? Open an account with bet365 today (T’s and C’s Apply, 18+)
- To be logged into your bet365
- Funds in your account to cover the cost of your bet
- Have selections already researched to include in your accumulator bet
I realise that the guide above will be a bit quick for some so I’ve put together a more detailed guide below to help you get that accumulator bet placed at Bet365.
Make your selections
After opening your account and logging in, you will then need to start making your selections for your accumulator. Remember, that the most important part of any accumulator is working out which picks you are going to include. As you can imagine, I am constantly writing new articles on What Acca? to aid you in your selection process, so keep an eye out for those.
Making a selection is really simple, thanks to the super user-friendly interface that bet365 are currently rocking.
I use the left hand side panel to select the sport I want to bet on, before then being able to choose from a breakdown of leagues, tournaments, competitions or just stand alone matches. This will vary from sport to sport, but just taking football (soccer) as our example, we can see that there is a plethora of options to choose from.
After then going into the competition you are looking for, a list of matches will be on offer with the results market initially shown. Next to each selection you will be able to choose additional markets for you to customise even further.
Adding and removing selections to your bet slip
Your bet slip will always be apparent on the far right hand side of the screen. It doesn’t matter which markets you jump from and between, the bet slip will never move so you can easily keep an eye on your selections.
To place a selection into your bet slip you simply click the yellow odds taken from the market you have selected. You will know the bet has been added as the selection in the market will turn to a light grey, a small yellow box will appear saying ‘Added to Bet Slip’ and in your bet slip you will see your selection, along with the odds.
Often you will find that when faced with choosing selections, especially for football markets, you will be greeted with three selection boxes listed as 1, X and 2. This basically just denominates home win for 1, draw for x and away win for 2. (See Above Picture)
To remove any unwanted selections, simply click the cross ‘X’ in the top left hand corner and they will be taken out.
Placing the accumulator bet
After you have made all the selections you want for you acca, you then need to place your bet.
At the bottom of your final selection in your bet slip, you will see a tab marked ‘Multiple Bet Options’ of which you need to click. This will bring up a list of all the best possible from your selection, with the one we are interested being that of the accumulator.
At this point you need to see how many selections you have made to distinguish which box to look out for. So, if you have 6 picks in your accumulator you will need to look out for the box that read ‘6 folds’. If you have 7 selections, it will read ‘7 Folds’ and so on.
Another area in which you can look at is the unit column. As an accumulator is only one bet, the unit we want to stake will always be 1. This will be represented by ‘1@’ on the betting slip.
Finding the odds of your bet
Bet365 are actually –surprisingly – one of few companies where you can see the odds of your accumulator straight from your bet slip without having to enter your stake. The odds are signified below the ‘#X Folds’ text in either decimal or fractional form.
All that is left to do now is enter the amount that you want to stake in the box on the right hand side before clicking the ‘Place Bet’ button at the bottom of the page.
After your bet has been successfully placed, the bet slip will turn into a betting receipt which will list your selections, the odds for a winning selection, the amount you wagered and potential returns.
You can view your running bets any time with bet365 by simply clicking the ‘My Bets’ tab in the right hand side column next to ‘Bet Slip’. If your bet has already been settled then click the ‘History’ tab in the top right corner of the screen where you can navigate to the settled bets section.
Why Use Bet365?
I’ve been lucky enough to work with bet365 in my days as an affiliate whilst also being a long time user of their sports book. It’s very rare that you manage to find such a well-rounded company, but bet365 tick pretty much every box when it comes to betting.
Whist the majority of my bets are that of accumulators, I don’t just use these betting types. The range on bet365 in terms of both sports and markets is quite staggering and there are few – if any – that even manage to get close to bet365 in my opinion.
That’s all I will say for this article as I don’t want to get too far off topic, but you can read more (hear me gush) about bet365 in my review, here.
Account Opening Guide
A recurring theme with these articles is our where to start section, and this article is no different. To place any bets on bet365, whether it be accumulators, singles, Yankees or any types of bets for that matter, you must have a funded account.
You can read more on how to do this in our How To Open a bet365 Account article.