- What’s “Bet Builder”?
- How Can We Make Matched Betting for Bet Builder?
- Bet Builder Lay Solution – Creative Selection
- Bet Builder Betting Tips
What’s “Bet Builder”?
Create Your Own Bet
Bet Builder is a personalisation of the individual multiple bets namely a “Create Your Own Bet” like below 888 Sports;
DON’T JUST BET – CREATE YOUR BET
Don’t be told what to bet on. It’s time you call the shots.
With Bet Builder, you can combine markets within the same game, both pre-match and live, to create your own unique match multiples.
For example, the Manchester derby might be coming up and you fancy City to win, Aguero to score 2+ goals and over 10.5 corners. Using the Bet Builder section, in the match, you’ll be able to add these selections together to get a price.
Make your own winning combo today and prove you know your stuff.
Yes, this is a feature allowing players to place combination bets on the same event, which traditionally would not be possible with a regular combination bet.
Originally, Sky Bet started “RequestABet” by asking punters to submit their choices via social media and major bookmakers followed suit like “#YourBet”, BetVictor “#PriceItUp” & Betfred “#PickYourPunt”.
This has been evolved into Bet Builder where punters can create their choices with real-time price in the site such as Paddy Power “Bet Builder”, Bet365 “Soccer Bet Builder” & Coral “Build Your Bet” etc.
Bet Builder Related Offer Examples
Given the same logic as Acca (the bookmaker’s margin a.k.a. overround is compounded as you add selection every time), bet builder is very profitable for bookmakers, thus they constantly promote this feature by using free bets. Some of the examples are;
Unibet “Bet & Get”
We’re giving you a £5 free bet to use in play when you place a £10 pre-match Bet-Builder (minimum 2 selections) on selected matches.
888Sport “The Free Bet Run”
Earn a Free Bet every Champions League night – all you need to do is keep a winning run going.
To qualify, place bets totalling £20 or more at odds of evens (2.00) or higher on Champions League matches using our Bet Builder feature:
You’ll then be credited with a £5 Free Bet
Win with your Free Bet and you’ll receive another
Continue receiving Free Bets if you maintain your winning streak. Up to 10 times.
If your streak comes to an end, don’t sweat. This offer will be available once on every Champions League day. Just meet the £20 bet requirement again and have another shot.
Place a £5 (or higher) BetYourWay bet on the match between Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins and we’ll give you a £5 Free Bet.
How Can We Make Matched Betting for Bet Builder?
So, you may wonder how you can rake risk-free profits from these offers by using the matched betting method.
Don’t Get Confused with Acca
Make sure you understand the difference between usual multiple bets (or Acca) and Bet Builder. Bet Builder is the multiple bets in the SAME event.
Usually, for Acca Insurances, you can lay by using;
However, when it comes to Bet Builder, although not impossible depending on the market, usually you may not be able to lay any such markets since most of them are quite unique based on the individual punter’s request.
So, unless you are lucky enough to find the proper lay market (I would say even you can find it, the liquidity of such minor lay market could be extremely limited or very poor odds), many matched bettors consider it impossible to lay.
Bet Builder Lay Solution – Creative Selection
Well, we all human being are creative creature and always come up with some solution. The solutions come from how you select the bets.
If you consider the combination among “back a team to win”, “the number of cards in the game”, “the number of corners” & “First goal scorer” etc. you wouldn’t be able to lay these.
You can create many combinations of Win (or Lose or Draw) with BTTS (Both Team To Score) & Correct score, which can be layed by the single Correct score;
Bet Maker – 3 Minimum Selection Case
T&C of each offer will vary though, the most popular requirement is “Place at least 3 selections” such as Netbet Bet Maker Offer;
Bets to be placed via mobile only. No Opt-In required customers need to place a Pre-match £5 Bet Maker on one of the selected games above. The minimum total combined odds for the bet maker is 3/1. The minimum number of Pre-Match selections for the bet maker is 3.
So, how to lay off this offer? Find the various examples of at least 3 selections;
Assuming there is an offer for Real Madrid vs PSG game.
- (1) Back === “Real Madrid to win” & “Yes to BTTS (Both team to score)” & “Under 3.5 goals” then Lay === “Correct score 1 (PSG) – 2 (Real Madrid)”
- (2) Back === “Real Madrid to win” & “No to BTTS” & “Under 1.5 goals” then Lay === “Correct score 0 (PSG) – 1 (Real Madrid)”
- (3) Back === “PSG to win” & Yes to BTTS” & “Over 2.5 goals” then Lay === “PSG / Yes to BTTS” (make a single lay in “Match Winner and BTTS market”)
- (4) Back === “Draw” & “Yes to BTTS” & “Under 2.5 goals” then Lay === “Correct score 1 – 1”
- (5) Back === “PSG to win” & “No to BTTS” & “Correct score 0 (Real Madrid) – 2 (PSG)” then Lay === “Correct score 0 (Real Madrid) – 2 (PSG)”
Bet Builder – 2 Minimum Selection Case
If the required minimum selection is only 2 like below 32 Red Bet Builder offer;
Up to £30 in Free Bets
Enjoy up to a £10 Free Bet to use on each day of this week’s Champions League/Europa League fixtures when you opt in below and bet at 32Red Sport…
Tuesday’s Free Bet: Place a £1+ pre-match Bet Builder (min.2 selections, min.odds 3/1) on any of Tuesday’s Champions League matches, and we’ll match your stake with a Free Bet up to a maximum of £10 to use as an in-play bet on any of Tuesday’s matches.
Wednesday’s Free Bet: Place a £1+ pre-match Bet Builder (min.2 selections, min.odds 3/1) on any of Wednesday’s Champions League matches, and we’ll match your stake with a Free Bet up to a maximum of £10 to use as an in-play bet on any of Wednesday’s matches.
Thursday’s Free Bet: Place a £1+ pre-match Bet Builder (min.2 selections, min.odds 3/1) on any of Thursday’s Europa League matches, and we’ll match your stake with a Free Bet up to a maximum of £10 to use as an in-play bet on any of Thursday’s matches.
Your Free Bet(s) will be available to use as soon as any Champions League/Europa League matches each day go in-play.
, it’s much easier.
Find many examples of 2 selections as followings;
Assuming you use RB Leipzig vs Liverpool game.
- (1) Back === “RB Leipzig Over 0.5 goals” & “Liverpool Over 0.5 goals” then Lay === “Yes to BTTS”
- (2) Back === “RB Leipzig Win” & “Yes to BTTS” then Lay === “RB Leipzig / Yes to BTTS” (single lay in “Match Winner and BTTS market”)
- (3) Back === “RB Leipzig Win & No to BTTS” then Lay === “RB Leipzig / No to BTTS” (single lay in “Match Winner and BTTS market”)
So, as you’re aware that any Winner & BTTS combination can be layed
- (4) Back === “RB Leipzig Win” & “Correct Score 2 – 1” then Lay === “Correct score 2 – 1”
Betfair Sports Same Game Multi – Specific Process
Betfair Sports offer “Same game Multi:
Place a min £10 Same Game Multi bet on the Premier League matches taking place between 6th and 7th of February. After the qualifying bet has settled, you’ll get a £10 free bet.
Let’s see how we construct matched betting with this Betfair same game multi-offer.
This offer doesn’t specify minimum legs & minimum odds, but just Premier League match, so it should be easy by combining only 2 selections.
Betfair Sportsbook – Select
Go to Betfair Sportsbook (not Exchange) Same Game Multi section. Since the offer requires Premier League match, we select Manchester Utd vs Everton.
You may explore several combinations of the examples we indicated above to compare the Betfair sports back odds and other Exchange (don’t lay off at Betfair Exchange, your sportsbook account will be immediately gubbed) such as Smarkets or Matchbook.
We finally chose the Manchester Utd “Over 0.5” and Everton “Over 0.5” of which back odds is 1.63 as below;
Usually, over 0.5 odds is short, and the shorter the odds, the gap between back & lay odds tends to be narrower.
Smarkets Lay Odds
The lay market corresponding to the above combination is BTTS (Both Team To Score) “Yes” because over 0.5 score means at least 1 score. The lay odds is 1.81;
Matched Betting Calculator
So, use Free Matched Betting calculator by filling £10 back stake and both back & lay odds, then you get the required Lay stake and qualifying loss, in this case, £0.99 as below;
So, although you will lose £0.99 you will receive £10 free bet which you repeat the same process (no need to do the same game multi, but just a single bet thus much simpler). Then, this time free bet value (minus little loss) will become your final net profit.
Bet Builder Betting Tips
Bet Builder Matched Betting Tips
T&C T&C and T&C
Ensure your bet is in line with each offer’s requirement.
Shop Around Lay Odds
In comparison with single bet matched betting, the gap between same game combination multi-bet’ back odds & lay odds tends to be bigger, therefore the qualifying loss could be big.
So, shop around the lay odds (that’s why you need to have not only 1 betting exchanges but also multiple bet exchanges) to minimize the qualifying loss.
Make sure you are aware of all 4 following established betting exchanges;
If there are any betting exchange(s) you don’t have an account, suggest take a look at 4 Best Betting Exchange Sign-Up Offers with Cash Extraction Process, where you will locate their latest welcome offer and how to turn them into real cash risk-free.
Bookmaker Gubbing (account restriction)
As briefly said in the process of Betfair Sportsbook offer, soft bookmakers will gub (restrict) your account If you take too much value from them. So, we have prepared the following 2 guides – One is Before Restriction, The Other One is After Restriction;
Bet Builder A Few Basic Tips
Difference Between Bet Builder and Request A Bet
Although I briefly explained at the beginning, let me repeat how a bet builder is different from request a bet.
Bet builders are personalised multiple bets instantly applicable, which can create near-infinite betting opportunities by knowing a real-time price.
On the other hand, for Request A Bets, you firstly need to ask for your choices through a social media like Twitter and wait for the bookmaker’s approval and you are not guaranteed to get a price-up.
Therefore, Bet Builders obviously give you more convenience.
Cashing Out On Bet Builders
When you want to cash out your build a bet, it is essential that each of your picks still has a chance of winning.
For example, if part of your bet is No to BTTS (Both Team To Score), and one team already scores, then the bet cannot be cashed out.
Remember, once you cash out, the offer related to the bet builder will no longer be applicable.
Hope this guide will help you make sports betting reliable sports trading instead of mere gambling.
If you need any assistance, contact us anytime.
Joshua Walker (bio)
Editor – Global Extra Money (GEM)