A Bet Builder is a type of sports bet that combines multiple selections within one sporting event. The most common sport for this type of bet is a football bet builder. It allows you to create custom wagers without the need to request the bet specifically from the bookie.
The bookmakers allowing Bet Builders to be placed will offer a number of markets to choose from, putting selections together to make your own accumulator (of sorts). The more markets added to the bet builder, the odds will start to increase.
Most bookmakers now offer a feature that allows you to combine multiple selections within one game. It certainly has grown in popularity since the bet builder was introduced as it is faster and more customisable than requesting bets from the bookmaker directly.
The number of selections placed in a bet builder tip depends on the bookmaker. Some bookies will limit you to just six selections, others, like Bet365 allow up to 12 selections in their bet builder. Betfair’s bet builders go further, allowing up to 25 selections per bet builder bet and Paddy Power have Bet Builder Insurance, refunding your stake as a free bet if you miss out on a winning bet builder by just one selection.
No. Not every market is available to be combined in a bet builder selection. Most bookmakers also will make sure that any contradictory selections are not allowed.
For example, if you tried to place a bet builder on Liverpool to draw and the final score to be 2-1, the system would intervene and not allow you to place it.