What exactly is a banker bet? 🧐

A bet on sports is a contest between a bookmaker and a bettor. The odds are compiled by the bookie with a profit margin included in. Punters are at a mathematical disadvantage since the true probabilities are not reflected. Bookmakers offer a betting service at a cost that is equal to the theoretical profit margin. Payout rates vary, but on average, a bookmaker returns approximately 90% of wagers in the form of winnings. Bettors attempt to reduce the bookmaker’s edge by identifying a banker in multiple or system bets. A banker is the starting point for any combination bet.


In every bet, the banker is the selection that is most likely to win. It is the most dependable leg in a multiple bet and has the highest strike rate. The banker is typically a low-cost option, however this is not always the case. A punter may have carefully researched the form and picked a football club or a horse in a race that checks all the boxes.

A football banker may have a form advantage, be injury-free, and have an in-form goal scorer. A banker horse may be suited to the going and distance that best suit his or her form and racing style. The banker is the selection that is least likely to sabotage the wager. The bettor believes in the banker, and it is the first choice in any multiple or combo bet.

Bettors can choose the banker bet when placing a system or accumulator bet with an online bookmaker. In most cases, the banker must win in order for the wager to be successful. As a result, as the banker, a bettor includes the selection with the highest possibility of winning. Banker bets can consist of a single team or horse in a combination bet or a single horse in a forecast bet.


Bookmakers provide odds on up to 50 different sports, as well as novelty bets on Politics, Awards, and TV Specials. A banker can be included in any market that includes system bets or accumulators. To accommodate the banker, a bet must have at least two legs. The most popular betting sports are best suited to the banker, and below is information on those most gambled on with an online sportsbook:


Football is the world’s most popular betting sport. Hundreds of leagues and Cup events are covered by bookmakers’ odds. Many games are broadcast live on television. The Premier League in England and the Champions League are the most popular football leagues for betting. There are several short-priced favourites on every match schedule. When Manchester City or Liverpool play at home, for example, they are heavy favourites and potential banker bets.


Despite the proliferation of more sports-focused internet bookmakers, horse racing remains an important component of a UK-facing betting company. Bookmakers provide odds for meets in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as international events. On any given day, punters can bet on at least 100 races. Every day, there is a selection of “nice things.” These are horses with favourable conditions and a form advantage. The odds indicate a horse’s chances, and those with the best odds can be used as the banker in several bets.


Tennis is a one-on-one sport, and matches almost always have a winner. Players may quit due to injury, but bookmakers have their own set of procedures for settling bets. A tournament will always have one player advance to the following round. A Grand Slam tournament has 128 players in the draw. Early-round matches will include some lopsided battles. A competition may pit the number one seed against an unseeded player. Matches involving players with a wide range of skill levels create short-priced players and banker bet material.


In many other sports, bettors try to identify bankers. Customers place system or accumulator bets on golfers, snooker players, cricket teams, and rugby teams. The goal of banker betting is to include the one individual or team that cannot lose on paper. The banker is an essential component of numerous bets in several sports.



A forecast is often a horse racing wager that entails picking the first and second place finishers in any order. A tricast is a bet in which the bettor attempts to predict the first three spots in any order. For these wagers, bookmakers accept permutations. The banker is the horse with the best chance of winning, and it is the first part of a tricast or forecast.


Two and three selections are included in doubles and trebles, respectively. The banker can be included in the bet placement procedure at any time. To make these single-line multiple bets, more selections are added to the bet.


In a single-line bet, an accumulator has four or more picks. Accumulators with up to 20 legs are accepted by bookmakers. The maximum payout limit will almost certainly have been reached at that point. Due to the large number of options, bettors may choose to incorporate two or more bankers in their wagers.


In permutations, system bets combine four or more options. The Yankee is the most popular system bet, combining four selections in six doubles, four trebles, and an accumulator. If two or more legs are successful, there will be a return. Identifying a reliable banker makes system bets more likely to pay off.

How do I choose my banker picks for a bet? ✔️ 

You place a banker bet in the same manner as you would any other multiple selection bet at Bet365, by adding selections to your bet slip. Select the “Banker” betting option on the bet slip once you’ve added three or more options to your slip. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to accomplish this.

All of your selections will be listed once the bet slip turns to a Banker Bet. If you choose one of these as a banker bet, it means that if any of your bets come in, this (or this) selection(s) must win. Your banker bet loses if any of your banker bet selections lose.

As a result, it is critical that you choose your banking carefully. You want to be sure you have complete faith in their ability to win. When you’re sure about your banker pick, mark the box on the bet slip with the letter “B” inside it. The pick is now one of your banker bets once this is highlighted.

You can place multiple banker bets depending on the amount of selections on your bet slip. When you have a big number of selections on your bet slip, having more than one banker can help you cover fewer lines. As a result, the initial stake size is significantly reduced. However, you must compare the advantages of doing so against the likelihood of winning all of your banker bet picks.

Now that you’ve decided which of your picks will be banker bets, you can go on to the next step in the betting process. That is, picking which of the available wagers to place a wager on.

How does the Banker Bet bet work? 🚀

This abbreviation merely signifies that there is only one banker option (1B). In the first case, you must win one of your two bets in order to get a payout. This wager necessitates the use of two lines. One is for the Banker Bet and the other is for the pick. The other is for the Banker Bet, which is the second option. As a result, if you want to invest £10 per unit on this bet, it will cost you £20.

You have your Banker Bet in the second choice (1B). You’ve now said that you need both of your other picks to win in order to get a return (2/2). This is a single line bet, therefore placing a £10 unit stake would cost you £10.

The fact that you can choose to back either one or both of these picks as your banker bet makes this bet extremely versatile. A £10 Unit Stake would cost you £30 if you backed both. You can, however, back one of them separately if you wish. It is entirely up to you to make your decision.

We utilised a three-selection banker bet as an example for clarity. The number of alternatives accessible for each bet grows exponentially as the number of selections in a banker bet grows. As a result, punters must exercise extreme caution when deciding which of their wagers to place on the Banker Bet. You can keep the overall cost of the bet lower by being able to choose which bets you cover.

Banker Bets Payouts 💸

Even with a banker bet, you’ll need at least one more correct option to break even. These are the payouts a punter would earn based on the facts above.

Total StakeBet combinationsOdds & Payout
1 Banker + 1/3£30 (£10 per bet)A + B A + C A + D1.5 x 4.0 = 6.0 x £10 = £60 1.5 x 3.0 = 4.5 x £10 = £45 1.5 x 5.0 = 7.5 x £10 = £75
1 Banker + 2/3£30 (£10 per bet)A + B + C  A + B + D  A + C + D1.5 x 4.0 x 3.0 = 18.0 x £10 = £180  1.5 x 4.0 x 5.0 = 30.0 x £10 = £300  1.5 x 3.0 x 5.0 = 22.5 x £10 = £225
1 Banker + 3/3£10A + B + C + D1.5 x 4.0 x 3.0 x 5.0 = 90.0 x £10 = £900

The benefits of employing the banker bet technique are obvious. It is quite adaptable. The bet selections can be fine-tuned to fit a punter’s betting style. For example, if you have one selection at 1.50 and another at 2.0, both of which have a very good probability of being true, you will at least break even on a 1/3 stake, allowing you to take some longshots with the other picks. There is a little difference in what ‘banker’ signifies across bookmakers that you should be aware of. On accumulator/parlay bets, for example, you cannot utilise a banker at bwin. The reason for this is that in order for the bet to pay out, all of the accumulator picks must win, therefore the advantage of utilising a banker is effectively nullified.

Karina Peterson
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