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 (1.50) | X (4.00) | 2 (9.00)
You want to bet on a win for team 1, but also want to protect yourself against a draw.
First we calculate the stake we want to place on the home team.
The formula for this is:
HOME STAKE = TOTAL STAKE x ( DRAW ODDS - 1) / DRAW ODDS
DRAW STAKE = TOTAL STAKE - HOME STAKE
HOME STAKE = $100 x (4.00 - 1) / 4.00 = $75
DRAW STAKE = $100 - $75 = $25
The net profit formula for home and draw:
NET PROFIT HOME TEAM WIN = (HOME ODDS -1) * HOME STAKE
NET PROFIT DRAW= (DRAW ODDS -1 * DRAW STAKE) - HOME STAKE
NET PROFIT HOME TEAM WIN = (1.50 - 1) x $75 = $37,5
NET PROFIT DRAW = (4.00 - 1 x $25) - $75 = $0
If you bet a total of $100, with $75 on the home win and $25 on the draw and the game ends in a home win you make a profit of $37,50. If it ends in a draw you get your money back. No profits, no loss.
Do you know the different odds types?
We have written articles explaining them: