Draw No Bet Explained – The Ultimate Guide (2018 Update)

  • 1st January 2018
Draw No Bet Explained

In this article we explain all you need to know about the ‘Draw No Bet’ (also known as DNB) market. This includes what it means and how it works, an example, a list of bookmakers that offer this market, how to place this bet and more.

Draw No Bet Explained

When it comes to sports betting, there are all sorts of conventional and traditional types of markets which most people have likely heard of. However, there are also a range of slightly more unorthodox and tactical markets, one of which being Draw No Bet.

So, what exactly is Draw No Bet and how does it work?

What Is Draw No Bet?

With Draw No Bet, the outcome of a draw on three-way markets is removed. So if you bet on a team to win and they do indeed go on to claim victory then your bet is a winner. If the game ends in a draw your stake is refunded. If your team loses then your stake is lost.

Draw No Bet Meaning

The betting odds you receive in this market are less than those of a traditional three-way (Win-Draw-Win) bet as a result of the extra safety it provides.

It is a market that is most commonly associated with football. However, there are many sports that it can be applied to.

Draw No Bet Example

So lets say there’s a game between Team A and Team B. We place £10 on Team A Draw No Bet at odds of 1.8. The three possible outcomes would be as follows:

  • If Team A wins then our bet is successful. Returns = £10 x 1.8 = £18 = £8 Profit.
  • If the game ends in a draw then our £10 stake is returned.
  • If Team B wins then we lose our stake.

Why Use Draw No Bet?

There are a number of reasons why you may want to consider utilising the Draw No Bet market.

Firstly, it might come as a surprise to know that 25% of games in the Premier League between seasons 2012-2013 and 2016-2017 ended all square.

So if you think there’s a chance of the game ending in a draw, then by opting for Draw No Bet, you are at least protecting your stake.

25% of games in the Premier League between seasons 2012-2013 and 2016-2017 ended in a draw.

The second reason comes when you’re looking to bet on an outsider. As a general rule, the value still remains which is vital when trying to achieve long term profits.

Ultimately however, it is down to you to decide whether the rewards outweigh the risks and vice versa.

Why Use Draw No Bet

Draw No Bet Bookmakers

The following bookmakers offer the ‘Draw No Bet’ market.

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How To Place A ‘Draw No Bet’ Bet

We’ll be using Ladbrokes in our example. The process of placing your bet online should be the same regardless of what bookmaker you use however.

Step 1) Add your ‘Draw No Bet’ selection to your bet slip.

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Step 2) Enter your stake and confirm your bet.

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In Summary

Draw No Bet is becoming an increasingly popular market amongst punters who are looking to reduce the risk of their bets while still maintaining value.

It turns a typical three-way 1X2 bet into a two-way bet and thus improves your chances of not losing your stake if the event in question does indeed end in a draw.

If and when used wisely, it can be a great weapon in beating the bookies and increasing your long term profit.