• Bet builders allow punters to create their own wagers

  • Sports fans can use a bet builder to combine various different markets in a single game

  • Read below for how to use a bet builder and answers to bet builder FAQs

There are so many ways to go about online betting. Some fans love an acca, others are focused on lone wagers or lean towards longshot futures picks.

Bettors really are spoilt for choice, and one increasingly popular way to bet on sport is bet builders.

Everything You Need To Know About Bet Builders:

Learning what a bet builder is can open up a new realm of possibilities for sports bettors. Combining markets can tailor your betting experience, and perhaps enable you to discover value beyond what the books are already offering.

Just as live betting has taken off in the 21st century, bet builders are another tool to add to your arsenal when it comes to sports betting.

How To Use A Bet Builder

Exploring bet builders allows bettors to combine markets that would not be possible in a normal wager. Related contingencies – like both teams to score and over 2.5 – cannot usually be combined on a standard bet.

While books have begun to offer these as their own market, along with wincasts, scorecasts and others, there are plenty of related contingencies that are not openly available.

This is where using a bet builder comes in. Bettors go from the relative restrictions of the standard markets to thousands of combinations.


Total goals, both teams to score, full-time result, number of corners, card points and goal scorer markets are staples of bet builders. Some bookies will offer others, and it can vary between fixtures.

This, of course, is only for football – we’ll come on to the other sports that have bet builders later.

Using a bet builder sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? It couldn’t be more straightforward on 888Sport.

Simply select the fixture you wish to bet on, and if the bet builder is available, it will appear on a tab next to ‘popular’ at the top. A yellow button comes up saying ‘create bet now’. Click that, and you can start creating your bet builder.

This is where the fun starts.

Want to back Liverpool to win, over 3.5 goals and Virgil van Dijk to score? The bet builder can give you odds for that.

Expecting tonnes of corners and a few cards but both teams to score? The bet builder will price it up and you can weigh up whether it’s worth the wager.

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Why Should I Place A Bet Builder?

Flexibility is the number one benefit of using a bet builder. It’s a way of tailoring your bet to exactly what you want, and can be a means to find value when other betting tips are not particularly appealing for a given sporting event.

While it’s difficult to compare odds with bet builders, the pay-off is customisation to your bet in a way that was not previously available.

Whether the result of a string of hunches or the output of a complicated betting formula, bet builders give bettors the chance to put together exactly the bet they want. You might be surprised by the odds you can get on a four or five-leg bet builder.

Bookies have provided similar features for a long time, allowing bettors to request bets. The hassle of doing so through a live chat or social media has been removed with bet builders – it’s an instant response and no delay in seeing the odds offered.

Sports Available On Bet Builders

Bet builders are available for a range of sports. Naturally, football is the most popular, but bettors can also experiment with bet builders on basketball, American football, ice hockey and baseball.

On 888Sport, just keep your eyes peeled for the bet builder tab on the page of any game/match to show if the bet builder is available. 

Bet Builder FAQs:

  • How do you win a bet builder?

Bettors win a bet builder by winning each of the individual bets they selected.

All must be winners for the bet builder to cash – so if you’ve backed Mason Mount to score, Chelsea to win and over 2.5 total goals, a 2-0 win with Mount scoring wouldn’t be a winner, but a 2-1 win with Mount scoring would be.

  • Can you cash out on bet builder?

In general, yes, it is possible to cash out a bet builder.

Like other markets, though, this is at the bookmakers’ discretion. All markets must still be winnable for a cash out to be possible, too.

  • Does a bet builder count as a single bet?

Yes, bet builders are a single bet. It is not possible to combine multiple bet builder wagers.

For instance, a bet builder on Chelsea versus Liverpool could not be made into a double with a bet builder from Tottenham versus Arsenal.

  • Do bet builders include extra time?

Most football bets are based on the 90 minutes.

Some markets, like ‘lift the trophy’ or wagering on extra time to take place, are an exception to this rule, but bet builder wagers are generally decided on the standard 90 minutes of play with added time included at the end of each half.

  • Can you combine matches in a bet builder?

Bet builders are specific to one fixture.

A standard accumulator can cover markets from different fixtures, but bet builders are focused on one game/match. For example, a bet builder couldn’t include BTTS in Spurs-Arsenal and under 2.5 in Chelsea-Liverpool.

*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*



Sam is a sports tipster, specialising in the Premier League and Champions League.

He covers most sports, including cricket and Formula One. Sam particularly enjoys those on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – notably MLB and NBA.

Watching, writing and talking about sports betting takes up most of his time, whether that is for a day out at T20 Finals Day or a long night of basketball.

Having been writing for several years, Sam has been working with 888Sport since 2016, contributing multiple articles per week to the blog.