As you may know if you have been a reader of for some time, we have already taken a look at what is involved in making one of the rarer types of bet on bet365 Sport; the banker bet.

However, there’s a lot to consider with this type of bet and it can be different to bet using this bet on one type of sport, compared to another.

And of course, with football betting being so popular at bet365 Sport, it makes sense that there are a lot of people wondering how to place Football Banker Bets at Bet365.

Well, in this article, that is precisely what we are aiming to show you as we investigate more about Football Banker Bets, the different options available and the things you need to consider when placing this type of bet.

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What Is A Banker Bet?

For a more detailed appraisal of a banker bet, you can check out our previous article on the subject, but to give you a brief idea of what this type of bet is, is that it is a multiple selection bet, similar to an accumulator bet, but it is one where you select one or more of the selections as a banker.

And for your bet to win, you will need all your banker selections to win and, depending on what combinations of banker bets and other selections you backed, as many as possible or all of your other selections to win too.

Can You Give Me An Example Of A Football Banker Bet?

Yes, let’s take a look at this set of games in the Premier League and as you can see, I have added certain selections from the popular Full Time Result market to my bet slip.

Now when, you open the bet slip, you will see the standard bet slip which allows me to back these selections as individual bets, or as an accumulator or oe of a number of other multiple bets.

Standard Bet365 Bet Slip – Default

To place a Banker bet, we need to click on the green Show Options link and then when the bpx expands, click on the Selections and Multiples. This will see you open a drop down box from which you can select the Banker bet option.

Finding The Banker Bet Slip

What will happen then is that your bet slip will change from the standard format, to a Banker format bet slip. It is now time to decide which of the selections on your bet slip you would like as your Banker bets.

In this first example, I have selected just one Banker Bet (Manchester City to beat Brentford) and this is achieved by clicking the box with the “B” in to the right of the selection.

Banker Bet Slip With One Banker Bet Selected

You will notice that underneath the list of fixtures are the different types of betting combinations you can back for this bet.

B + 1/5 means that you must get your banker bet, plus at least one of any of the other five selections to be winners in order to receive a return.

B + 2/5 means that you need to land your banker bet and at least two other fixtures to be winners to land a return. It is therefore pretty much self-explanatory whet B + 3/5, B + 4/5 and B + 5/5 means.

What you will notice here though is that if I wanted to cover every possible line with this bet, then this would cost me £15.50 to do so (at a unit stake of £0.50).  

What makes Banker bets so flexible though is that unlike bets such as Patents and similar, you don’t have to cover every possible combination of bet. You can select to back just one combination, or two, three, four or all of them listed.

By selecting or deselecting bets, you can reduce your total stake, but there is another way to do this.

  • Multiple Banker Selection Bets

In the screenshot below, you can see that in addition to selecting Manchester City as my Banker bet, I have also selected Liverpool to beat Leicester as a second banker bet.

This means now that Manchester City and Liverpool both must win in order for any of the other selections, I opt to back to stand a chance of winning.

However, with me now having two Banker bets, the number of lines I need to cover with this bet has decreased to 15. Meaning that for the same six selections, but with two Banker bets, to cover all the different options is £7.50.

Of course, if you were to add another Banker to the selection, the bet would be cheaper still (£3.50 for the same £0.50 unit stake outlined above).

It is this flexibility to play with the number of banker bets selections, and which of the combinations of selections to pair with your banker bets that makes these bets so adaptable for football betting

Other Things To Note About Football Banker Betting At Bet365

In addition to the main points about Banker betting on football at bet365, there are some other things you should note.

  • You do not have to restrict yourself to one betting market, such as the Full Time Result market as we have shown in the examples above. You can make different selections from different football betting markets and still place Banker bets. If you have selections that cannot be paired up as banker bets, then these will be highlighted on your bet slip and you can then remove them or replace them with bets that can.
  • Your bankers must win in order to generate the chance of a return. If any of your banker selections do not win, then regardless of how your other selections panned out, your bet will lose.
  • If all your bankers win, then the more of your other selections that also win generally means the better it is for the punter. Many people use banker bets and like to cover all possible lines with them, so if that is the case for you, you want as many of your bets to win as possible to give you the best chance of a good return. The more lines you cover means the more of those lines that win, the more likely you are to cover your total stake and make a profit.

Banker betting sounds more complex when it is explained than it actually is and if you have experience of any type of multiple selection betting, such as accumulator bets or full cover bets, then Banker Bets will be very familiar to you, but offer you a bit more flexibility than either of those other popular football bets.