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For a long time, sports bettors were restricted by bookmakers with somehow limited betting offers and markets. Sure, all the reputable sportsbooks are offering to their customers a long list of markets available to bet, but bettors were limited with one bet per event on one bet slip.
Now the future has arrived, and several bookmakers are offering to their customers Bet Builders or RAB’s (Request a Bet) options. With these options sports bettors are now able to create their own unique betting offers with more than solid odds.
What are Bet Builder and RAB?
In this article, we will focus on pre-game Bet Builders so we will talk briefly about RAB’s first. Request a Bet option is available at several popular sportsbooks like SkyBet (Request a Bet option), Ladbrokes (Get a Price option), Betfair (Odds on That option), William Hill (Your Odds option), etc.
In all of those sportsbooks, you can make your bet request, and customer support will respond to you with their price.
At BetVictor you need to be logged into your account and then tweet to the BetVictor official Tweeter page with hashtag #PriceItUp. In that message, you need to write your selections (Arsenal to win + Over 6 corners in the second half + Over 2 cards for Arsenal). After that, BetVictor will respond to you with the link. Once you click on the link, you will get redirected to their sportsbook and to your bet slip.
This seems a bit confusing at first, but in general, it is quite amusing.
On the other hand, Bet365 made a completely different approach to this subject. They are pioneers in this area, and their Bet Builder function works flawlessly on their website.
As you may see in picture 1, you can mix all kinds of markets on your Bet Builder at Bet365. For this occasion, we took the game between Ajax and Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Bet builder contains 6 different bets for combined odds of 151.00.
So in order to your bet to be won in the game Sergio Ramos must be booked, to be more than 4 cards in the game, only one team to score in the game, to be over 3 thrown ins in first 10 minutes for the Real Madrid, Over 3 goal kicks in the game for Ajax, and Isco to score anytime in the game.
In this example, we made one long shot slip, but in general, you can make some really good and interesting bet builders to make some profit. Look at picture 2, how we managed to hit some nice 21.00 odds with just two selections last night in the Champions League game between Real Madrid and PSG.
How to Build your Bet?
First, you need to select the fixture and then select the “BET BUILDER” option that is located on the main menu.
After that, you will see the “+ ADD SELECTION” button, and after you click on that button, you will be able to select any market you want to add into your Bet Builder. Once when you select the desired market and bet you will see that selection added to the Bet Builder slip where you odds are calculated automatically. You can add from six to ten selections at the moment depending on the size of the market.
Currently, Bet Builder option is available only for football games, but we have no doubts that in the near future this sportsbook will open more sports for the Bet Builder option.
Available markets for football betting are:
- Full-time result
- Double chance
- Number of free kicks
- Number of thrown ins
- Number of corners
- Number of cards
- Double chance
- Number of goals scored
- Player to get a card
- Player to score
- Winning margin
- Team specials
Using this kind of betting strategy can be beneficial in many ways. At Bet365 playing Bet Builder option is easy, user-friendly and available on both desktop and mobile platforms. Also, this option can be used in-play which gives the bettors countless opportunities when the bet in-play. The most interesting thing is the fact that this sportsbook has a cash-out option on their Bet Builders so the bettors can get part of the money in any time of the game.
We suggest you try and use the Bet Builder option as it is innovative and extremely fun to use. Just keep in mind to be selective and never to bet more than you can afford to lose.