Occasionally in life, there are moments when it would be convenient to just click your fingers and disappear into thin air – after embarrassing one’s self at a dinner party, for example, or when trying to operate professionally in Donald Trump’s public relations department.
Certainly in sports betting, the ability to kick bad wagers to the kerb and make errant accumulator legs disappear would be well received. Fortunately, prayers do get answered. The Fairy Godmother on this occasion? bet365 Sports. This bastion of online betting has come up trumps with its latest exclusive function: Edit Bet.
Bookmakers aren’t typically known for their generosity, but bet365 is standing up for the humble punter by offering bet editing both prior to the start of an event and once your wagers have gone in-play too.
As the name suggests, Edit Bet allows punters to manually alter their selections as they please: adding, swapping or completely removing single bets and specific legs of an accumulator as you see fit. The option to completely remove legs is revoked once the event is in-play, naturally, although the chance to bump up your winnings by adding new legs or swapping your existing selections for different picks exists.
The Edit Bet function is available for selections once the Cash Out option has gone live and, of course, where the outcome is yet to be determined – although unsettled legs in an accumulator with determined wagers can still be modified. The only notable change from editing a bet is in the financials; a new stake will be determined and your potential profit reflected by the new accumulative odds pre-match or the live pricing if already in play.
It is nice and easy to edit your bet and so there shouldn’t be any unwanted complications. Navigate your way to the Cash Out section of your bet365 hub; in the top right-hand corner of applicable betslips you will now see the Edit Bet tab shining away. Click on ‘Add Selections’ to enhance your wager with new picks. You will at this point be redirected to the homepage where you will carry out your transactions as normal.
To swap a selection, select the individual wager you want to remove and your ‘Swap Selection’ pop-up will inform you of the available choices within the same market. Pick your replacement, select ‘Done’ and remember to press ‘Save Changes’ and ‘Confirm’ too in order to avoid unnecessary disappointment.
Removing a selection is a piece of cake: simply click the little 'X' button next to the bet in question. It will then be struck through on your betslip and vanish altogether, with a new potential payout calculated if an accumulator is eliminated. Remember, as with all Edit Bet functions, to click Save Changes and Confirm.
If you were in any doubt as to the excellence of bet365 – the reviews confirm that they are one of the online betting sites to hold close to your heart – then the Edit Bet function should seal the deal as far as their position as one of the world’s premier bookies is concerned. Few other bookmakers offer any option to customise a bet once it has been placed.
Often you can cash out prior to the event starting, but suffer a loss, or go through the arduous process of contacting the relevant customer services department in order to get the wager voided – that is not a process for the faint-hearted or time-sensitive. The only feature that comes close to bet365’s Edit Bet is the ‘Edit My Acca’ function available with Ladbrokes' online bookmaker
The TV advert, which features former professional footballer turned pundit Chris Kamara in a manner of bizarre guises, offers a simple introduction to the feature, which as the name suggests offers punters the chance to edit their accumulators to save themselves from some ‘Saturday, 5pm’ heartache.
The creative team behind Ladbrokes was one of the first to recognise the possibility of editing betslips after events have already started and Edit My Acca is the manifestation of that. Here, punters can remove selections from their accumulators after the game has started.
Has your player been sent off or your team gone a goal down? Maybe your favourite tennis star has just had their serve broken? Whatever the reason, these bet editing functions are here to prevent a good day turning bad. Get your bets in at bet365 today!