We see a number of multiple and full-cover bet types. Some are more complicated than others but the Round-Robin is a very unique one which catches many a punter out.
The Round-Robin Explained
A Round-Robin bet is one that contains three different selections, adding up to 10 bets in total. The ten bets are made up of;
- 3 doubles
- 1 treble
- 3 single-stakes-about bets (2 x Up-and-Down bets – 6 bets in total)
With this, the Round-Robin combines various differing bet types into one bet.
Though your online betting slip will work out permutations for you, the Round-Robin in itself is a wager with a complicated make-up. If you’re working it our for yourself, then it is not considered to be a beginners’ bet as you’ll need knowledge of ordinary multiple bets and Up-and-Down bets.
With the Round-Robin, a punter is tasked with making ten bets in total but from just three selections. As always, our main recommendation is that you use very good knowledge and/or any information or tips you have to get those selections right in the first place. That’s way more important than the bet type.
Once again; the ten bets are made up of three doubles, one treble and three Up-and-Down single stake pair wagers.
The Up-and-Downs, which we’ve explained fully elsewhere, are the factor that makes the Round-Robin especially tricky for those new to the game. Each one of these (three of them in the Round-Robin), is actually two bets which is what brings that portion to six, and the total to 10.
The more total bets you make, the bigger the risk. In this case, it is especially important to get the three selections right. A £5 Round-Robin would actually cost a total of £50 so make sure your knowledge on your chosen sport is right up to scratch.
First off, another brief explanation of each of the component parts:
- Double. With this bet, two selections are made for example a horse in the 2.10 and a horse in the 3.30. Each has to win for the double to be successful, the winnings from the first bet moving onto the second. If either selection loses, the bet is lost. With three selections, three doubles are possible.
- Treble. The treble works the same was as the double, but with an extra selection. With three selections the rewards are potentially very high but again, one loser means the bet is done. With three selections, just one treble is possible here.
- Up-and-Down Bet. There are two Up-and-Down bets, the one we use here being the SSA (single-stakes-about) bets. Two selections are needed for this bet. Returned stakes on the first selection are then effectively placed on the other selection.
Here’s how you place the bet and how it breaks down:
We have a budget of £10. Knowing the Round-Robin is ten bets, we know to place a £1 Round-Robin. We have three horses in mind, though these could be football teams or anything else.
We select Horse 1 @ 5/1, Horse 2 @ 4/1 and Horse 3 @ 7/2. The total bet costs us £10.
If no horse wins, the whole bet is lost. If Horses 2 and 3 win, then the treble is lost but one of the doubles is successful along with a return from our Up-And-Down bets. If all three horses win, we bag the lot.