This week we’ve no video but a look at a better way of placing a double bet. It’s a question that I get asked a lot and a question I always answer the same. DON’T DO MULTIPLE BETS.
However there is a way of enhancing our chances of landing a double bet (the lesser of two evils when it comes to multiples!) should we choose to place such a bet.
There is a bet that is called block betting and the bookies don’t publish it because it’s not in their interests to do so. This block betting is a very old method of placing a bet that can still be struck today and although many a cashier in your local bookies won’t understand it, it is perfectly legitimate.
So how do we go about constructing such a bet.
Let’s say that we have two races of which we want to bet in. Usually you would select your two horses and place a double.
Well you’ve done it many a time before and either one has placed and the other won etc. You know the score. But what if we could cover two horses in both races.
We have our two fancies in each race but we also think that there is another horse that could outwit us.
So we now have two horses in each race. We need to perm this as you’ll see in the photo below:
By placing two horses in the same race we enhance our chances of landing the double. This of course will cost us extra but it’s not too much of an extra and we have a better chance of hitting the double.
So how does this work?
Any one from two means that we are asking the bookies to allow us to have one horse from the two selected in each race. I have shown this in the explanation below –
2.10 Wolverhampton –
2.40 Wolverhampton –
Any 1 From 2 in a double.
Staked as 2 chances in the first leg multiplied by 2 chances in the second leg. This breaks down as follows –
Horse A from the 2.10 can win and so can Horse A from the 2.40 (this is one bet)
Horse A from the 2.10 can win and so can Horse B from the 2.40 (this is one bet)
Horse B from the 2.10 can win and so can Horse A from the 2.40 (this is one bet)
Horse B from the 2.10 can win and so can Horse B from the 2.40 (this is one bet)
As you can see we are covering four outcomes in two races and this is the best way to optimise our stakes.
Have a go at finding races where you fancy two contenders and find if this way of betting will work for you.
I’ll be back next week with how we can do this with trebles and may even film a video of how I place the bets online.