Treble bet explained & calculator

The treble bet is a popular option for punters as it offers a lot of value, particularly when it comes to backing favourites in markets. It is probably a term that even a punter taking their first steps in betting will come across pretty quickly. So what does a treble bet mean? Well this is a higher risk bet that can serve so well for players because it lumps all of your three selections into one bet. The risk obviously in that is that if one of the three selections don't win then your entire bet is going to lose. But the benefit is, if all three of them win then you would be collecting a lot than if you would have used the same stake spread across three single bets on the selections.

So what is a treble bet? Basically it is the bigger brother of the double bet. You would just go and pick yourself three selections and place your stake as you would on a single. It's that straight forward in the betting simplicity of it, but how does a treble bet work to return you a lot more value than backing singles? Well, we can take a look a very simple treble bet example to explore this.

Treble Bet Explained

So let's pick three simple example selections from a weekend of football. You have three strong favourites of Man City at 8/11, Chelsea at 5/4 and Liverpool at even money to take a win in their respective matches. You fancy a piece of that action but instead of looking at those selections as relatively low value returns (unless you stacked really high!) you can instead of backing each one as singles, put them together in one single bet. So you would select the three teams and make one stake on them, not three singles.

You play your bet with a £5 stake, that's it and that stake covers all three selections. Again the risk is that you need them all to win. But let's say our predictions are great and they all won. That would be a £33.86 profit from you wager. Not a bad return from a £5 stake on three good teams to go out and take a win. So just as a comparison let's look at what returns you would have collected from those individual bets.

Let's assume that you put £5 stake on each to win as a single.
£5 on Man City at 8/11 returns £3.64
£5 on Chelsea at 5/4 returns £6.25
£5 on Liverpool at Even money returns £5.00
Which give you a total of £14.89 profit but that is from a £15 stake remember.

So from just the £5 stake on a treble including those three selections you would have collected that £33.86 profit. So there is a huge advantage to playing treble bets when you are looking at strong selections in particular. A bit of of advice is that trebles become a lot riskier when you start putting bigger priced selections in them. To help plan your treble bet, use our calculator.

Treble Bet Calculator

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So a treble bet explained really is your stake being multiplied by the odds of each selection. We convert the 8/11 to 1.7273 decimal, the 5/4 to 2.25 and the even money to 2.0 so that we can explain this. At the end of the day you bet is 5 x 1.7273 x 2.25 x 2.0 to give you the cumulative odds, so you can see where the extra value stacks up because in singles you would be just getting the rewards of each price individually and not multiplied together. So the next time that you are looking at the football coupon and you see a few selections that you fancy but perhaps the returns aren't big enough to tempt beauties of short prices, seriously go and conser a treble and use our treble bet calculator to play around with the odds so that you can see the value of combining selections!

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