What is the Draw No Bet? | Sports Betting For Beginners

The Draw no bet is a type of bet offered by most online bookmakers. As the name suggests, it is characterized by the fact that you get your money back in case the game ends in a draw.

For example, you think that Bayern München will win against Borussia Dortmund. However, you recognize that a draw is also relatively likely. The Draw no bet gives you the opportunity to bet on Bayern while protecting your stakes against a tie. 


What if my bookmaker doesn't offer DNB?

Not all do. Luckily, you can always make them yourself.

The easiest way to do this is to choose the team you think will win (as you would with the DNB), and make a bet with Asian handicap 0. Since the Asian handicap returns your stake if the bet is a draw, this is equivalent to playing DNB.

Another strategy is to place one bet on the team you think will win, and an extra bet on a draw. If your bet sizing is correct, you will be able to insure against the draw. To illustrate how this works, consider the following game:


1 (1.20)   |   X (4.00)   |   2 (8.00)

Amount: $20


You want to bet on a win for team 1, but also want to protect yourself against a draw. First, divide the amount you want to spend by  the odds of the draw ($20 / 4.00 = $5). Then, place $5 on the draw, and the rest ($15) on team 1. If the game ends in a draw, you get your money back. No profits, no loss.

Do you know the different odds types? 

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