What is a single bet?
When it comes to betting on sports, a single bet is one of the simplest options available. With this, you will be betting on a single outcome of just one event. If you choose correctly, you will win and collect the payout. All returns that are earned from a single bet will be based on the amount that has been bet and the odds associated with that bet.
Each sport will have different options that can be selected when choosing a single bet. As long as you make the right choices, you can earn from these easy to place wagers and enjoy the world of sports betting at Unibet.
Examples of single bets
A single bet is a great choice when betting on football matches. At Unibet, there are always options available and some great odds. If you want to bet on a match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, you will find the game listed under the football tab. Here, you will examine the odds. If the odds are 1.90 for Real Madrid and you place a $50 bet on the team to win, you stand to win a payout of $90 if they are successful. However, if they lose to Barcelona, your stake is lost.
Advantages and disadvantages of single bets
The main advantage of choosing a single bet is the simplicity involved. You only have to make one prediction to be a winner. This bet is a good option for those that are just starting to place bets on sports at Unibet. You can easily use our bet calculator to determine your possible win amount.
Due to the simplicity of a single bet, the returns are lower than with other types of bets. To win large amounts, you will have to wager more money or choose bets with longer odds, which can increase the risk involved.
How to use the bet calculator
The Unibet Betting Odds Calculator makes it incredibly easy to instantly view the returns of your selected bet type and stake. You can also easily change the odds display from fractional to decimal in the top right corner of the page, as per your preference.
To begin, first you must decide which type of bet you are looking to place. The Unibet Calculator ranges from simple doubles, trebles and combinations through to more advanced Trixies, Yankees, Heinz and Lucky 63 multiples, etc.
For example, if you select a ‘Goliath’ multiple bet, this will generate eight blank selections that make up a Goliath bet. You must now enter the odds of each of your eight picks manually, followed by the stake per line.
By pressing ‘Calculate Now’ this will display the total stake required to place the bet, along with the Total Return and Total Profit. Another great tool is that you can easily switch each selection from being a Winner into a Lost or Void outcome. Your overall returns will be adjusting automatically after calculating the returns again. This is a great way of visualising how your bet will perform should one or more selections not be successful.
Additional betting considerations
For horse racing gamblers in particular, the Unibet Betting Odds Calculator includes the provision for Each Way betting. By selecting this, the fields will now include an option for you to adjust the Place odds (as displayed on the race betting page itself) and thus instantly calculate the returns if your horse were to finish in the applicable place positions.
Another provision is that of Rule 4 deductions. This is implemented in a horse race if a participant is withdrawn after you have placed your bet – therefore adjusting the odds. Depending on the horse that has been withdrawn, you can adjust the deduction manually by selecting either 5% to 20% per Euro bet. Finally, you can also adjust the outcome to that of a Dead Heat should multiple horses cross the finish line at exactly the same time.