See All Countries

bookmakers.TOP

Betting Guide     Betting

System Bet

 

A system bet is an accumulation of several combo bets on a single betting slip. Hence, a systemic bet can also be described as a variety of the combinational bet and is very popular with sports betting professionals.

The main difference between a system bet and a combinational bet is the fact that the latter doesn't require all tips to be correct, as one or even several wrong predictions won't cause a total exposure.
Supertoto bet example
Top image: Example of a betting slip for a combinational bet „2 out of 3“. The ticket contains 3 betting rows, each with a 10 Euro wager. The total wager for this betting slip amounts to 30 Euro. With two correct predictions already, a payout can be requested. If all three predictions turn out correct, this examplary betting slip would generate a figure of 148,88 Euro for the bettor.
System bets allow for payouts even when one or more predictions have gone wrong. Thus, depending on the system chosen by the bettor, a happy end is still ppossible if some of the other wagers of the ticket turn out successfully. However, since every system bet is made up of several single betting rows, the overall wager generally is higher than with a conventional combo bet for example.
In contrast to the straight or combo bet, the wager of a system bet gets multiplied not only with the lines of the respective games, but also with the number of betting rows. So for three betting rows with a 10 Euro wager each, this would make a total wager of 30 Euro: 3 x 10 Euro = 30 Euro. Since the system bet is an accumulation of various combinational bets, the figure is calculated in the same way.
How does it work?
With system bets, it's all about combining a certain number of combo bets on a single betting slip. The bettor can choose between the different systems available, which in turn limit the actual number of combinations possible and also provide for the regulations that decide when the systemic betting slip is successful or not. Possible combinations are 2 out of 3, 3 out of 5, 6 out of 7 and so on.
 
The first number describes how many predictions must be correct, while the last number describes the total amount of wagers placed. If, for example, a bettor chooses to play 2 out of 3, as is displayed on the exemplary betting slip above, the system automatically generates all possible combinations of 2 correct predictions out of a total of three events played.
In the following example, the betting slip contains a total of three events with the following predictions: victory Gladbach (Odds: 2,50), victory Schalke (Odds 2,25) and victory Real Madrid (Odds: 1,95). The system generates three separate combo bets out of this supply.
Bet 1 = victory Gladbach combined with victory Schalke
Bet 2 = victory Gladbach combined with victory Real Madrid
Bet 3 = victory Schalke combined with victory Real Madrid
 
In this example, if Gladbach and Schalke win, but Real Madrid loses, then bet number 2 and bet number 3 (both with Real Madrid) will be lost. Nevertheless, if bet number 1 turns out as predicted, then a wager of 10 Euro for this bet will generate a figure of 56,25 Euro - 10 Euro * 2,50 (odds for the Gladbach game) * 2,25 (odds for the Schalke game).

What kind of System Bets are available?

In general, the number of possible combinations for a system bet is infinite. It can be limited only by the terms and conditions of the bookmaker, e.g. if there is a maximum number of wagers for a single betting slip. The following table provides an overview over the most important systems available at most bookmakers.
 
System
Number of Bets
System
Number of Bets
2/3
3
6/7
7
2/4
6
2/8
28
3/4
4
3/8
56
2/5
10
4/8
70
3/5
10
5/8
56
4/5
5
6/8
28
2/6
15
7/8
8
3/6
20
2/9
36
4/6
15
3/9
84
5/6
6
4/9
126
2/7
21
5/9
126
3/7
35
6/9
84
4/7
35
7/9
36
5/7
21
8/9
9
 
Table: The most popular system bets, displayed with the number of betting rows. A system bet 5 out of 7 (5/7) would generate 21 different betting rows, or, put differently, 21 combo bets with 5 teams for each bet.