Trebles Betting Term Meaning


When talking about trebles in sport, darts might be the first thing that comes to mind but what does ‘treble’ mean in terms of betting on sports?

A treble is a wager made from three selections, all of which have to win for the bet to yield a payout. If the first selection is a winner, then the payout from that is used as the stake for the second selection. If the second selection is a winner, then the payout from that is used as the stake for the third selection. It can be thought of as a three-fold accumulator.

How To Place a Treble Bet


To help clarify how a treble bet works, we’ll talk you through the betting process. Trebles are very popular with football and horse racing bettors, but can be used on absolutely any sport.


Firstly, you have to pick your three selections. We’re going to use these three matches from the English Championship football league:


Bet No.

Selection

Odds

1

Leeds to win vs Sheffield United

2.05

2

Hull City to win vs Queens Park Rangers

2.00

3

Aston Villa to win vs Middlesbrough

2.15



When you’ve added all three selections to your bet slip, the treble option will automatically appear. If it doesn’t you’ll find it under the ‘multiples’ option.


Calculating a Treble Bet Payout


Your bet slip will automatically calculate your return. To work it out for yourself, you simply multiply the decimal odds together as follows: 2.05 x 2.0 x 2.15 = 8.81.


A £10 stake x 8.81 = a return of £88.10. This includes your £10 stake.


Bet No.

Selection

Odds

1

Leeds to win vs Sheffield United

2.05

2

Hull City to win vs Queens Park Rangers

2.00

3

Aston Villa to win vs Middlesbrough

2.15


Total Odds

8.81


Stake

£10


Return

£88.10


Why Place a Treble Bet?


A treble bet is a very popular wager as it can pay out a much higher return than a single or double bet. In our example above, all three teams are around even odds and are the betting favourites to win their respective matches, so getting a price of nearly 8/1 is good value. 

You can also look for bets with even shorter odds that you feel are certain to be correct. The overall payout is not so rewarding, of course, but you can still nearly double your money.

Bet No.

Selection

Odds

1

Leeds vs Sheffield United over 1.5 goals

1.20

2

Hull City win vs Queens Park Rangers draw no bet

1.25

3

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough over 0.5 goals 1st half

1.30


Total Odds

1.95


Stake

£10


Return

£19.50


Many leading bookmakers offer ‘enhanced trebles’. These are simply boosted odds. The mechanics of the bet are exactly the same. Take our example at the top of this page. A bookie may promote: Leeds, Hull and Villa to win; was 8.81, now 10.0. This is a nice little increase; however, most sites dictate the selections offered in an enhanced treble and they can’t be changed. That is the only drawback.

The treble bet is also used in larger combination bets like Trixies, Round Robins, Canadians and Yankees, among many others. If you’d like to know more about these, including how they got their names, browse through our comprehensive betting terms guide.