Double Betting Definition

Double bet is the simplest of all accumulators as it consists of just two selections, both of which need to be guessed correctly in order to qualify for a return.

Offering higher returns than singles and giving better chances of winning than multi-bet accumulators, double bets or simply doubles are used by a huge number of sports punters these days.

Seeing that the two sets of odds are multiplied by each other, doubles allow you to back two favourites and earn the same returns as if you have placed a single bet on the team that have less than a 40% chance of winning a game.

Example

A player stakes £50 on a double bet consisting of selections with odds of 1.50 (1/2) and 1.40 (2/5). If both selections win, he will earn £50 x 1.50 x 1.40 = £105. If either selection or both of them lose, the bet is lost.

Double Betting Pros and Cons
Pros
  • More profitable than singles
  • You can back favourites and still earn nice profit
  • Just two selections need to be guessed correctly
Cons
  • More outcomes than singles
  • No returns for one winning selection