Betfair Acca Edge Insurance - All You Need To Know (2018 Update)
In this article we explain all you need to know about the Betfair Acca Edge insurance promotion including a step-by-step guide on how to claim the offer as well as the key terms you should know about.
Betfair Acca Edge
There are now many online bookmakers that provide some form of accumulator insurance, but Betfair have taken things to a whole new level with Acca Edge. Indeed, it might just be the best promotion of its kind currently out there.
What Is Betfair Acca Edge?
Acca Edge applies to accumulators consisting of 3 selections or more across any sport and any market and works so that if one result lets you down then Betfair will offer you money back as cash in return for a slight reduction in odds. The reduction is calculated by Betfair to offer the true price that the bet would be if one of the selections failed to win.
However, aside from you getting money back as cash, what further separates Acca Edge to other insurance offers is that it is available across all sports and all markets and there is no maximum refund and no minimum odds. Once you have included at least 3 selections on your accumulator then Acca Edge will automatically kick in.
It doesn’t end there either…
Amazingly, if you’re into horse racing, then you’ll love the fact that Acca Edge works in tandem with Betfair’s Best Odds Guaranteed promotion so if the bet wins then the return is based off the new BOG prices and the reduction still applies.
Acca Edge is open to new and existing customers.
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So Is Acca Edge Worth It?
If you’re looking for protection on your accumulators then, in our opinion, Acca Edge is the most competitive form of insurance in the betting industry. In fact, at the time of writing, it is the only insurance promotion that offers money back as cash.
It is important to remember however that ultimately you do not want it to come into play as that will mean your bet will have been successful. With that in mind, you should decide whether you want the opportunity to claim full winnings or whether you’d prefer to bet with the knowledge that if one selection does let you down then you’ll have have the consolation of having your bet refunded as cash.
How To Claim Acca Edge With Betfair
Here’s how to claim Betfair Acca Edge:
- Log-in to www.betfair.com.
- Add selections to your bet slip as normal (eligible bets have the ‘Edge’ icon appear next to them).
- Apply Acca Edge to your chosen bets (consequently this will update the odds of your bet).
- Place your bet.
- If one leg lets you down then Betfair will refund your stake as cash.
Example Of Betfair Acca Edge
The example below shows the potential return of a 6-fold accumulator with and without Acca Edge. It’s worth noting you can tick the box so you can see the possible returns and thus make a decision on whether you think it’s worth utilising.
As you can see the potential winnings are similar – the slight reduction is essentially the cost of insuring your bet against a single team letting you down. Given one leg lost, you can see that if you’d have opted for insurance then your stake would have been returned in cash.
Betfair Acca Edge Key Terms & Rules
- No maximum refund.
- No minimum odds.
- Stakes returned as cash.
- Stakes returned immediately after the last leg has been settled.
- Applies to accumulators consisting of three selections or more.
- Available across all sports.
- Available across all markets.
- Acca Edge will be removed from your bet if the bet contains a void selection.
- Not available for each-way, SP or permutation multiples or multiples placed with free bet tokens.
- Edged Accas can be Cashed Out but will not be eligible for cash refund.
At a time where most bookmakers who offer accumulator insurance specify minimum odds and refund stakes as free bets as well as capping them, it’s hard to argue that Betfair Acca Edge isn’t the best promotion of its kind in the market right now.