Betting on several events within a single voucher, called accumulator betting, provides a chance for a higher prize but, in parallel, decreases the plausibility of winning the bet, for you are only going to receive a payment from the bookmaker only if all your picks have proved accurate. Suffice it, then, that out of the five events picked in the voucher, you have mismatched just one, your voucher loses.
Therefore, bookmakers have launched systemic betting, a system that enables the bettor to win even if s/he fails to accurately pick several events–thus offering an opportunity for high profit all the same.
With a number of bookmakers, you can bet on as many as twelve picks as part of systemic betting. Such systems are no different from those applied at your local ground bookmaker(s) (2of3 to 11of12).
A systemic bet enables you to combine picks. If, for instance, you have chosen three events (three picks: A, B, C for three events), you can arrange them into all the possible two-element combinations, so called doubles. In this particular case, all the possible doubles are: AB, AC, and BC, which altogether gives three constituent bets. Thus, if you select three picks, the system will produce three vouchers comprising two events each.
Example: If you select five picks and are willing to arrange them into two-element combinations (2z5 doubles), the system will create ten vouchers with two events in each.
Double (2ofX) stands for aggregate bet for all two-element bet combinations available in the X set of selected picks (an equivalent of the local bet 2of3, 2of4 …. up to 2of12).
Treble (3ofX) stands for aggregate bet for all three-element bet combinations available in the X set of selected picks. The other cases are analogous.
Systemic betting allows you to get several eroneous picks. If you have selected five picks to place a bet with, and arrange them using the Treble (3ofX) system – i.e., 3of6, in this case – you will have the amount betted returned in spite of the maximum of three errors in the voucher (one of your bets will win).
The best option, of course, is for you not to miss at any point: with no error, all the constituent vouchers will win.
The table below will help you to check the number of vouchers your system will be arranged into.
x – number of picks selected in the voucher
|Type(s) of combinations according to which your picks will be arranged|