What is Draw No Bet (DNB) and How Does it Work?

This article explains what Draw No Bet (DNB) betting is, gives example bets, and explains what are the main options offered by the Draw No Bet (DNB) market.

Draw No Bet (DNB) is very popular betting market among wise bettors and risk-averse traders as a low margin two-way market.

Draw No Bet (DNB) is a way for punters to reduce the probability of losing a bet and is mainly used to:

· Back an outsider, with the security of the draw.

· Protect your stake if you believe there is a reasonable chance of a draw.

· In live betting where you can back a big favourite when they are losing.

Let’s have a look at an example in the Premier League, a match between Arsenal and Manchester City. The odds are clearly in favour of City and we get the following prices 3.50 – 4.20 – 1.70. Everyone is certain that Manchester City will win, but not you. You want to get the real value that a home win could represent in this match, and not just compromise with lower odds close to 2.00 that a 1X Double Chance bet can offer.

You also feel that you should cover your bet just in case there is no match-winner. So you put your money on Arsenal to win with a Draw No Bet (DNB). The odds will be like 2.80 or around there. That means that if Arsenal upset the bookie’s prediction and win the match you will win, if there is a draw you’ll get your money back, and if City win you lose.

  • What is Home No Bet (HNB)?

What does Home No Bet mean? This type of bet is basically a less popular alternative to the Draw No Bet (DNB) market. In this case you can back either the away win or the draw, covering yourself in case the home team – usually the favourite team – wins. If the home team wins you get a full refund of your stake, while in case you have backed any of the other two results, you will win if your chosen prediction is confirmed.

  • What does Away No Bet mean (ANB)?

For a second let’s go back to our previous example. The clash between Arsenal and Manchester City. Only now, for you, the pre-game information points out a value bet draw. So you put your money there. And since Arsenal do not seem capable of walking away with a win, but City could, your final choice will be to place a Draw Away No Bet. High odds, minimum risk. The perfect choice!

  • What does push on a Draw No Bet mean?

It means that you will get your money back. If you backed a home win Draw No Bet and the final result is a draw, then the entire amount of your stake will be returned to you.

  • What type of DNB markets can I bet on?

The most popular choice is, of course, the final result offered by all bookmakers. Since it has become very popular among bettors, bookmakers have increased their sportsbooks using the DNB option for corners, cards, and pretty much every three-way market you can think of, including various sports besides football.

  • Draw No Bet (DNB) live:

In live markets Draw No Bet (DNB) means that you take advantage of the data and information you get from watching the match in progress. But we do have to remind you that sophisticated types of live betting markets are recommended for experienced bettors. Because you have to make a quick decision in a very volatile market and still be sure that the odds have some value. Not the easiest thing to do.

  • How does Draw No Bet (DNB) work in an accumulator?

There are two options here. Given that you are an acca bettor and you usually build four-leg accumulators you can use the draw no bet option to increase your winnings. Choosing a draw no bet option to add to your accumulator you can maximize the potential winning amount, but still get a helpful insurance.

The second option is to build an accumulator exclusively with Draw No Bet picks. Wondering how does a Draw No Bet accumulator work in this case? Theoretically, in a four-leg accumulator, you are about to choose 4 picks from 12 possible results. Sure the potential winnings will be significantly lower than in straight bets, but you have the maximum safety you can get. What happens to a Draw No Net in an accumulator is that conservative punters can claim big wins with small wagers. What is a Draw No Bet accumulator if not an efficient weapon in every punter’s arsenal?

  • What is better, Double Chance or Draw No Bet?

We will make a pros and cons list, you will make the choice. Don’t worry it is going to be a short one. In Double Chance, you get paid if one of the two chosen results is confirmed and the odds are rather low. In Draw No Bet you win if the outcome is the one you predicted (the bet is void if not), but the odds are much bigger. So as you can probably understand it all depends on you and the type of bettor you are.

  • Asian Handicap 0.0 vs Draw No Bet (DNB)

You can use the Asian Handicap betting market which displays the handicap as 0. If the match ended in a draw, your stake would be returned. It is similar to the DNB market. However, Draw No Bet (DNB) offers bettors the ability to calculate their own Draw No Bet odds by using two different bookmakers or with betting exchanges. Both options are the same, but we would recommend to always choose the one with better odds. In most cases, you will find the Asian Handicap is offered with better odds.

  • Is Draw No Bet worth it?

If you want to find the answer you must first know exactly what Draw No Bet means in football betting. Only then can you make good use of this handy betting tool. Experienced punters know how to read between the lines when it comes to odds or the special circumstances of each match. If you feel you are already that punter then go for it.