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Draw No Bet: Understanding the Popular Market

In the world of sports betting, there are various types of markets aimed at catering to the different preferences of users looking to find their favorite bet. Being the most popular sport, especially in Brazil, football offers a wide variety of lines, among them the well-known “Draw No Bet.” Learn more about this market.

How does it work?

The term “Draw No Bet” is often abbreviated as “DNB” on betting sites. As the name suggests, this type of bet means that the wager is refunded to the bettor if the game ends in a draw, also known as a “push.”

Naturally, this lower risk for the bettor results in a lower odd. A practical example: this Tuesday (25th), Chile and Argentina will face each other in the Copa América. On a betting site, Argentina is listed with odds of 1.45 to win, while Chile offers 7. On the same site, the “Draw No Bet” market lists odds of 1.14 for Argentina and 5.50 for Chile.

In other words, if you want to bet on the favorite using this type of line, you will have a much smaller return in case of a win but are protected against a draw. Conversely, if you intend to bet on the underdog, you also forfeit part of the potential win value in exchange for the possibility of getting your stake back if the match ends in a draw.

Relation to Asian Handicap

If you understand how Asian Handicap works, you might notice that DNB has an identical counterpart in this market: the 0.0 handicap, which means the same as “Draw No Bet.” This line does not place any advantage or disadvantage on the chosen team. Thus, if the game ends in a draw, the stake is refunded.

DNB in Multiple Bets

Those who enjoy placing multiple or combined bets might like the “Draw No Bet” option. As explained, the odds are lower, which also results in a lower final odd for the combination. On the other hand, there is also a lower chance of losing the entire bet due to a single error.

For example, in a combination of four bets on the victory of four teams. In “money line” bets, i.e., those on the winner, if any of the games ended in a draw, the entire bet would be lost. However, if all four were chosen in the DNB market, three resulted in wins, and one in a draw, the bet would be paid out as a winning treble, with the odd resulting from the three successful games, only annulling the “leg” that ended in a draw.