Banker Bets Definition

Banker bets are bets placed on hot favourites and are, therefore, expected to bring certain profit. In system bets, banker is a selection that must win in order to guarantee a return.

These are usually placed on odds of 1.40 (2/5) or lower and can be placed as singles or combined as part of an accumulator bet.

Banker bets are seen as almost certain to bring profit by the punters and are usually backed with big stakes. Because of the very short odds, a number of bankers is usually combined to form an accumulator bet.


A player believes sees home win in a match between Manchester United and Fulham as a banker and he places a £500 on the Red Devils at odds of 1.25 (1/4). If United indeed win the game, the player will earn £625, making a £125 clear profit.

Banker Bets Pros and Cons
  • Very likely to win
  • You can back the favourites all the time
  • Can be combined to make a good accumulator
  • Very short odds
  • Punters usually risk a lot of money