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19 April 2024

How to Place your first Accumulator Bet Online

You want to place your first accumulator, so where do you start and what options are available? Don’t worry we have it covered. Here is a clear and concise guide that will get you up and running in no time.

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      Sign up and claim your welcome bonus

      It’s never been such a great time for new customers, most bookies offer a welcome bonus in some shape or form. Once your account is setup and activated you are ready to go and use that free bonus!

      I’ve written a complete guide on opening your betting account and claiming your betting bonuses, which you can check out by clicking this link.

      Research the matches you’re interested in

      Chances are you already have a particular league, country or sport you are an expert on. Do some research on the games in that division and draw up a shortlist of selections you want to back.

      Do some more research

      It never hurts to do extra research. Check team news in the build up to kick off, make sure the home banker you have highlighted haven’t had a dodgy lasagna the night before and wiped half the team out with a stomach bug.

      You can find out how to structure you accumulator bet by clicking this link.

      Find the bet that suits your needs

      Most people start with a straight out accumulator, a simple four-fold across the divisions. However, you may want to back it in multiples of trebles – ensuring you get a return if just three of your four teams win.
      Once your selections are on your bet slip you will see the types of bets available, the stake and potential returns.

      See which tools I use every day before placing my accumulator bet by clicking this link.

      Never bet with money you can’t afford to lose

      This is a no-brainer. By no means whatsoever should you bet with money you can’t afford to lose.
      For one, it’s completely irresponsible and secondly ‘scared money’ will always lose, you will find that your decision-making suffers when the money you stake can ill afford to be lost.

      Keep stakes small

      If you are a novice to the game then keep stakes small, it’s common sense. You wouldn’t be making million dollar deals on your first day in the City; keep stakes small until you build experience and confidence.

      Turn on Sky Sports, sit back and relax

      Now your bet is placed you can sit back in nervous anticipation while the action unfolds. Hopefully your first four-fold turns out to be a winning one! If not, the welcome bonus will soften the blow.

      If you have any specific questions regarding accumulators or new sign up bonuses, please leave a comment below and I will do my best to help!

      Jon

      Betting Expert
      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.

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