Ever had a 5-fold acca fail on the last game and it was down to a key player being out due to injury, sound familiar?
Well it looks like the Bet365 boffins have come to the rescue with a new feature that stops you from tearing your hair out next time Bale’s on the bench. The Bet365 Edit Bet feature lets you add, remove or even swap selections on unsettled pre-match and in-play bets. Not only that but it’s so simple even you’re nan could do it.
So what is Bet365 Edit Bet?
You can edit any bet that allows you to cash-out and it’s available on all games that have yet to be settled, or whether the outcome of the bet is yet to be completed. This makes it great for punters that place accumulator bets, as it allows you to make any changes to your slip on any games that haven’t ended.
How to edit your bet with Bet365 Quickstart Guide
1. If you haven’t done so already you need to have a Bet365 account.
2. Go to My Bets on the top right-hand side of the homepage.
3. Select the bet slip you want to edit.
4. Click on Edit Bet at the top-right of the betting slip.
5. To remove a bet click on the X icon.
6. To swap a bet click on the left-right arrows icon and click on the game/odds you want to replace.
7. To add a bet simply click on the + icon at the bottom of the slip.
8. Note that your odds/new stake amount will have changed, be sure to check this before proceeding. If not you can click on cancel to keep your original odds.
9. Once you have finished click on Save Changes and you’re good to go.
Bet365 Edit Bet does come with a catch!
Be aware that any changes your bet will result in an update to the latest odds which may be less than the prices initially taken.
The only downside to changing your bet that we’ve found is that your new stake will be equal to the cash out value of the bet which is generally less, so changes to your bet do come at a cost.
In our Definitive guide to Cash Out Betting, we discuss that cost to the punter for taking cash out valuations which are just a fraction of the original stake placed.
The only time where the cash out value does not apply is when a selection is added to the bet and the original selections are still pre-match with no changes to the odds, as a result the new stake will be the same as the original one. Or if the user changes the type of bet and the cash out value cannot be divided equally out.
For a full list of terms and conditions to using the edit bet feature, please refer to Bet365 site.
Screenshot Guide to Edit your Bet with Bet365
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
The question you need to ask yourself is whether the bookmakers are providing too much freedom for punters to change their bets on the fly. I mean how many times will you end up swapping your bets before the first game even starts, talk about purgatory. What would annoy me even more is if I were to change a bet and find out it went the other way back to my original stake.
Personally I’m not a big fan of these new features that allow punters to swap and change or even cash out as they come at the expense of the gamblers with either significantly reduced odds or a cash out value that’s equal to the original stake in the first place, so where’s the value in that?
That said it is a decent feature to have for accumulator bets, especially for horse/dog racing. God knows the number of times i’ve had a hag out due to injury which scuppering a decent acca win, but in my opinion the edit bet with bet365 should be used as an option of last resort.