How to place an accumulator bet

A question that I often get asked by my friends is… “Jon, how do you place an accumulator bet?”It’s a question that, as a bettor, I found ridiculous as it’s something that I simply see as second nature due to being around gambling for the majority of my adult life.

But it was actually this exact question that was one of the main reasons behind me setting up What Acca? and actually helping out those that possibly didn’t know the answer to questions just like this.I almost certainly take my knowledge for granted sometimes so it’s these types of questions that I want to help people with.

2 Best bookmakers for accumulator betting

1)  Bet365 – In my opinion, they are Best all-round bookmaker. Fantastic range of markets. Unique design.

2) Betvictor – Voted best odds 2013 by, can’t be beaten in terms of value.

Where to start

First thing’s first, you need an active betting account. Depending on what you want from the betting site will depend on which is best suited for you.

I understand that there are an awful lot about at the minute, but I have condensed this list into around half a dozen or so in which I think are the best for placing accumulators.

You can see a full list of bookmakers in the reviews section where you can get the low down on what’s hot and not for each. Alternatively, you can see my article on “The Best Accumulator Betting Sites” to find out more.

Making your picks

The picks are the most important aspect of your bet. They are the only thing between you winning a sizable chunk of money or crashing and burning.

Getting your picks right is also the hardest part as an accumulator means you need all of your selections to win in order to make any money. I speak more on how to make more profitable betting tips throughout the site.

Remember, that for your bet to be classed as an accumulator then you need to make several selections for each bet. Technically an accumulator includes four or more selections, but I often use the term for bets that include three or even sometimes just two bets, which are actually known as doubles and trebles, respectively.

Once your picks have been made and added to your bet slip, the combined odds will then be calculated and all that is left is for you to do is enter your stake and click the place bet button.

A little more specific, please!

Above I’ve given you a pretty generic way in which you can place accumulator bets. This is how the generic process will work, but I understand that each bookmaker works differently in how the actual process works.

It’s for this reason that I’ve added a walkthrough guide for each of the six bookmakers that I recommend, on exactly how to place an accumulator bet. You can find how to place an acca bet with each respective bookmaker by clicking this link. 

Additional information

Placing an accumulator bet can be made as simple or as complicated as possible. The majority of your time should be spent in researching your picks, but it’s equally important to have a decent base behind you before you start.

By base, I mean a certain number of tools that you can use prior to making your selections or to aid you in your decision making process.

These tools can range from social media pages, accumulator apps, betting apps, a range of betting sites, tipping pages, blogs, TV channels, stats and so much more. It’s these types of tools that I use every day to make my selections and I see no reason why you shouldn’t do the same.

You can read more about my betting ‘what’s in the bag’ here.

About Jon

I've made What Acca to try and help people starting out with accumulator betting. The possibilities of these types of bets are pretty much endless, with the major attraction coming from the fact that a lot of money can be won for very little outlay. What Acca will hopefully teach you how to make more profitable accumulator bets whilst also eradicating some of the mistakes that I have made over the years.


  1. What I’ve learned (the hard way) is the importance of research. Don’t just look at the odds. Ok, anyone playing Aston Villa is a pretty good bet for a win but most of the time it really does pay off to do the research. There’s a site called that has absolutely loads of info on all kinds of leagues. Doing some research means you’re making an informed decision with confidence rather than betting on a team just because the odds are attractive.

    • HI Geoff,

      Thanks for your input!

      I 100% agree that it’s all about research. In fact, I often link out to as a valuable tool for my readers. it’s helped me massively and having a site that contains so much valuable information is a massive asset….and one that not enough bettors use!

      Hope to see you around on WA more.


  2. hi jon is the app on google play store

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