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What type of bets are there?

At bwin, you can choose from three different types of bets. Starting with one pick, you can use the single bet option (single), with two or more picks you can place multi (parlay) bets, and with three or more picks you can place a “system” bet. Please note: If you opt for more than two picks, the system proposes the multi mode by default. If you would prefer to place single or system bets, you need to select the desired option.

What is a single bet?

Single bets are the simplest form of betting. You predict an outcome, specify the desired stake and place the bet. If your prediction proves correct, you win the bet. The winnings are calculated by multiplying the odds by the stake.

What are multi bets?

If you place bets on two or more results (e.g. on two different football games), they are automatically displayed as a multi (parlay) bet. The total odds are calculated by multiplying the odds of all the individual picks. Please note that a multi (parlay) bet does not pay out anything unless all your picks turn out to be correct. With a multi (parlay) bet, you can combine up to twenty picks (for live bets: twelve picks) on various predicted outcomes, with a single minimum stake of EUR 0.50 (PLN 2.00; CHF 1.00; YTL 1.00; USD 0.50; CZK 15,00; HUF 120.00; RUB 15.00; £ 0.50; DKK 5.00; NOK 5.00; SEK 5.00; HRK 5.00; 1.50 RON; EEK 8.00; LVL 0.30; LTL 2.0; BGN 1.00).

What are system bets?

As soon as you have entered at least three or more picks (up to eight) on the bet slip, you can place a system bet. To do so, click on the “System” tab at the top of the bet slip. The number of possible system bets depends on the number of predicted outcomes. The system bets possible with your picks will be displayed automatically. Each possibility is accompanied by an info button that you can click on for more info about the principle underlying the relevant system bet.

The main difference between system bets and multi (parlay) bets is that you can win a system bet even if not all your picks are correct. For example, in the case of a 2/3 system bet, you win even if only two of your three predictions turn out to be correct. Please note that the amount of possible winnings displayed when you place your bet corresponds to the maximum winnings, i.e. in the above example, they payout if all three of picks are correct. In a system bet, combinations of picks are formed. An example is shown below:

You have selected four different picks and opted for a 2/4 system bet. This means that you will be placing a total of six bets, since there are six possible winning pairs based on those four predictions. The stake per bet of EUR 0.50 is wagered on each of those six bets. According to the principle of the system bet, you win even if only two of the four predictions prove correct. The exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

Next, you can see that the total stake for the system bet equals EUR 3 (6 x EUR 0.50). Once you have placed the final bet, the system bet will be displayed under “My account”/”My bets”. In the detailed view of bets, you can see the combinations formed with the four picks:

The more correct picks you have in your system bet, the higher the winnings. If you fail to meet the system criterion (e.g. only one pick is correct in a 2/4 system bet), you lose the bet.

Here is an overview of all the available system bets:
Type of Bet Number of bets placed Single bet Multi bet
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
2/3 (3 bets) 3 – 3 – – – – – –
Patent (7 bets) 7 3 3 1 – – – – –
Trixie (4 bets) 4 – 3 1 – – – – –

Type of Bet Number of bets placed Single bet Multi bet
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
3/4 (4 bets) 4 – – 4 – – – – –
2/4 (6 bets) 6 – 6 – – – – – –
Lucky 15 (15 bets) 15 4 6 4 1 – – – –
Yankee (11 bets) 11 – 6 4 1 – – – –

Type of Bet Number of bets placed Single bet Multi bet
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
4/5 (5 bets) 5 – – – 5 – – – –
3/5 (10 bets) 10 – – 10 – – – – –
2/5 (10 bets) 10 – 10 – – – – – –
Lucky 31(31 bets) 31 5 10 10 5 1 – – –
Canadian (26 bets) 26 – 10 10 5 1 – – –

Type of Bet Number of bets placed Single bet Multi bet
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
5/6 (6 bets) 6 – – – – 6 – – –
4/6 (15 bets) 15 – – – 15 – – – –
3/6 (20 bets) 20 – – 20 – – – – –
2/6 (15 bets) 15 – 15 – – – – – –
Lucky 63 (63 bets) 63 6 15 20 15 6 1 – –
Heinz (57 bets) 57 – 15 20 15 6 1 – –

Type of Bet Number of bets placed Single bet Multi bet
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
6/7 (7 bets) 7 – – – – – 7 – –
5/7 (21 bets) 21 – – – – 21 – – –
4/7 (35 bets) 35 – – – 35 – – – –
3/7 (35 bets) 35 – – 35 – – – – –
2/7 (21 bets) 21 – 21 – – – – – –
Sup Heinz (120 bets) 120 – 21 35 35 21 7 1 –

Type of Bet Number of bets placed Single bet Multi bet
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
7/8 (8 bets) 8 – – – – – – 8 –
6/8 (28 bets) 28 – – – – – 28 – –
5/8 (56 bets) 56 – – – – 56 – – –
4/8 (70 bets) 70 – – – 70 – – – –
3/8 (56 bets) 56 – – 56 – – – – –
2/8 (28 bets) 28 – 28 – – – – – –
Goliath (247 bets) 247 – 28 56 70 56 28 8 1

Which bets can be combined to form a multi (parlay)?

The vast majority of the available bets may be combined freely. There are a few exceptions, however, such as certain Formula 1 bets that can only be placed as single bets. It is the bookmakers who decide what bets can be combined and their decision is based on various factors, such as the respective game or event. You will be informed of their decision by the time the bets are placed. Please note: several bets on one and the same event/game cannot usually be placed as a multi (parlay) or system be

What are handicap bets?

If one competitor is clearly favoured over the other, bookmakers will often allow the weaker competitor a “head start”, which is taken into account when calculating the final result. For example: Bayern Munich vs. MSV Duisburg. Handicap 0-2 (Duisburg is allowed a 2-goal head start). Even if Bayern really wins 1-0; you still win if you placed a handicap bet on Duisburg because the handicap makes the score 1-2 for the purposes of the bet.

or:

You place a 0-3 handicap bet on the game Germany vs. North Ireland. The final score was 2-0. When the handicap is factored in, the following score results:

0-3 + 2-0 = 2-3

Your “score” (the score that counts for the purposes of your bet) is therefore 2-3. So, if you bet on North Ireland in that game, you win.

What are Head-to-Head bets?

Head-to-Head bets are available for sports in which a direct comparison can be made between two starters or teams (e.g. in Formula 1). If you bet on Fernando Alonso in a Head-to-Head bet between Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen in a Formula 1 race, you win if Fernando Alonso finishes ahead of Kimi Räikkönen in the final rankings.

What does 3Way mean?

In 3Way bets, there are three possible outcomes and you have to pick the right one. The ordinary football bet – win, draw, or loss – is a classic 3Way-bet. For example, Bayern-Munich plays Manchester United – 1, X, 2.
3Way bets usually refer to the result at the end of the regular playing time (exceptions are stated in the General Terms and Conditions or are announced as they occur).

What does 2Way mean?

In 2Way bets, there are two possible outcomes and you have to predict the right one. These bets are usual for all types of sports that don’t allow draws (basketball, tennis, etc.). There are also lots of special bets that work according to the same principle. For example, Federer plays against Roddick – Which of them will win?

What is a banker?

Bankers are possible only with system bets, not with single or multi (parlay) bets. If you are really sure about the outcome of a game (e.g. if there is a clear favourite), you can select that game as a banker in your system bet.

What is a Canadian system?

A Canadian system consists of 26 bets which transpire from 5 picks. Ten 2-pick multis (parlays), ten 3-pick multis (parlays), five 4-pick multis (parlays) and one 5-pick multi (parlay). At least two of the five picks must be correct to gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

What is a Goliath system?

A Goliath system consists of 247 bets which transpire from 8 picks. Twenty-eight 2-pick multis (parlays), fifty-six 3-pick multis (parlays), seventy 4-pick multis (parlays), fifty-six 5-pick multis (parlays), twenty-eight 6-pick multis (parlays), eight 7-pick multis (parlays) and one 8-pick multi (parlay). At least two of the eight picks must be correct to gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

What is a Heinz system?

A Heinz system consists of 57 bets which transpire from 6 picks. Fifteen 2-pick multis (parlays), twenty 3-pick multis (parlays), fifteen 4-pick multis (parlays), six 5-pick multis (parlays) and one 6-pick multi (parlay). At least two of the six picks must be correct to gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

What is a Lucky 15 system?

A Lucky 15 system consists of 15 bets which transpire from 4 picks. One single bet per pick, six 2-pick multis (parlays), four 3-pick multis (parlays) and one 4-pick multi (parlay). At least one of the four picks must be correct to gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

What is a Lucky 63 system?

A Lucky 63 system consists of 63 bets which transpire from 6 picks. One single bet per pick, fifteen 2-pick multis (parlays), twenty 3-pick multis (parlays), fifteen 4-pick multis (parlays), six 5-pick multis (parlays) and one 6-pick multi (parlay). At least one of the six picks must be correct to gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

What is a Lucky 31 system?

A Lucky 31 system consists of 31 bets which transpire from 5 picks. One single bet per pick, ten 2-pick multis (parlays), ten 3-pick multis (parlays), five 4-pick multis (parlays) and one 5-pick multi (parlay). At least one of the five picks must be correct to gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

What is a Patent system?

A Patent system consists of 7 bets which transpire from 3 picks. One single bet per pick, three 2-pick multis (parlays) and one 3-pick multi (parlay). At least one of the three picks must be correct to gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

What is a Super Heinz system?

A Super Heinz system consists of 120 bets which transpire from 7 picks. Twenty-one 2-pick multis (parlays), thirty-five 3-pick multis (parlays), thirty-five 4-pick multis (parlays), twenty-one 5-pick multis (parlays), seven 6-pick multis (parlays) and one 7-pick multi (parlay). At least two of the seven picks must be correct to gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

What is a Trixie system?

A Trixie system consists of 4 bets which transpire from 3 picks. Three 2-pick multis (parlays) and one 3-pick multi (parlay). At least two of the three picks must be correct to gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.

What is a Yankee system?

A Yankee system consists of 11 bets which transpire from 4 picks. Six 2-pick multis (parlays), four 3-pick multis (parlays) and one 4-pick multi (parlay). At least two of the four picks must be correct gain some winnings – the exact amount of the winnings depends on how many of the predictions prove correct.
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