How a treble bet works
If your first selection in a treble bet wins, your original stake and the winnings are wagered on the outcome of the second event. Similarly, if your second selection wins, the stake and winnings are wagered on the outcome of the third event.
If any of your selections loses, the bet loses and you forfeit your original stake, as well as any winnings from previous parts of the bet.
Example of a treble bet
Say you place a £5 treble bet on the following outcomes:
- Manchester United winning the Premier League at 3/1
- Everton winning the FA Cup at 7/1
- Chelsea winning the Champions League at 5/1.
If Manchester United wins the Premier League, your £5 stake plus winnings of £15 (giving a total of £20) will automatically be wagered on Everton winning the FA Cup. If Everton is successful, the stake of £20 plus winnings of £140 (giving a total of £160) will automatically be wagered on Chelsea winning the Champions League. If Chelsea wins the Champions League, you’ll receive a payout of £960 – the stake of £160 placed on the third part of the bet plus winnings of £800.
This represents total winnings of £955, for an original stake of only £5. If any of your three selections loses, the bet loses and you forfeit your original stake plus any accumulated winnings.
Treble bet tips
Like other types of multiple bets, treble bets magnify the winnings you can generate from a single stake. Even a stake as small as a few pounds could earn you a significant profit if a treble bet succeeds.
The trade-off is that a treble bet represents a greater risk than a single bet. It’s less likely that you’ll win because all three parts of a treble bet have to win for the bet to yield any return. With this in mind, it’s best to keep your stakes for treble bets reasonably low.