Draw No Bet – What it means

draw no bet

In simple words, it’s a bet where the draw returns your stake. If the match you have bet ends in a draw, all your money will be returned to you. No profit, no loss.

But let’s look at an example to understand better:

Let’s say that Real Madrid is playing against Barcelona, and you think that Barcelona should win. However you feel that this will be a difficult task, so a draw is possible. You can bet on Barcelona for a Draw No Bet (2 DNB).

If Barcelona win the game, your bet is a winning one. If the game result is a draw, you’re getting back the money you’ve placed for this bet. In case that Real Madrid won the match, you lose your bet.

Draw No Bet Alternatives

If you want to play Draw No Bet and your bookmaker is not offering that type of bet, you can bet with an alternative way, which is exactly the same:

1. Covering the draw: Play the amount you want on ace or double and an extra bet on the draw of the same amount divided by the odds of the draw.

Available amount: 25EUR
Match Odds: 1 (8.00) X (4.00) 2 (1.30)
Your estimated prediction: 1X

Divide your amount (25EUR) with the odds of the draw (4.00)(25:4.00=6,25EUR)
So, you should bet 6,25EUR on X, and the rest (18,75EUR) on 1.

In case of draw, you’re getting back all of your money (25EUR), exactly as would happen with Draw No Bet. If the result is 1, you’ll get 18,75 x 8.00=150EUR.

2. Asian Handicap 0: Another alternative way to place a dnb bet if it’s not available from your bookie, is by selecting an Asian Handicap (AH 0) bet οn the team you think has the best chances to win.

DNB Odds

Admittedly, the odds that bookmakers offer on Draw no bet kind of bets are slightly lower, but this is reasonable. Odds are calculated in a mathematically way that allow bookmakers to hold some profit from the money you bet on X for cover.

In a match with odds 2.40 – 4.00 – 2.40, dnb odds would be like 1.80 – Stake returned – 1.80.

Bookmakers that offer Draw no Bet more often are Bet365, William Hill and Pinnacle.

Below you can see a comparison of the odds provided by these bookmakers on a particular football match.

dnb odds


Draw no bet is a good way for punters to protect themselves, especially for those who have patience and want a safer kind of bet. Many matches ending in a draw, aren’t they?

40 Responses

  1. avatar joe says:

    Does a draw no bet mean either team must win?

  2. avatar benjamin says:

    need more

  3. avatar julius says:

    If i stake dnb with 10 euros for 5 teams and they all draw will I receive back my 10 euros or they will calculate the odds on the teams i staked and multiply it by the amount I staked for me?

    • avatar StillTrying2Help says:

      You get all your money back. Draw no bet means if there is a draw, the bet never existed. If all teams draw, you never bet, basically.

  4. avatar punter says:

    There are no quotes as in example for alternative betting for match Odds: 1 (8.00) X (4.00) 2 (1.30), the highest and lowest bet multiplay in 3 games never goes over 9..

  5. avatar m.o.b says:

    from my point of view, i think you better go with double chance option for the team that is likely to win because lets say eg BARCA (2.4) X (3.5) X REALM (2.4) double chance of both team will about (1.4) that means even draw has profit.

  6. avatar Chsrles Charles says:

    If I play 10 games and in one of the 10 games I played a dnb and it turned out that that the game outcome was draw. Will I get refund on all the games or on just that particular game. Please send reply to my email.

  7. Isaiah Isaiah says:

    Charles, if you take 10 games and one of those is DNB ending with a draw, your combo will continue running with the other 9 games.

  8. Isaiah Isaiah says:

    Julius, if you bet five games DNB and they all draw, you will get you money back.

  9. avatar Roy says:

    I think we have all missed a small detail here before trying to decide our stake amounts…

    If a match ‘Draws’ and you have a ‘dnb’ stake amount on it, then whatever the stake was, will be returned to you. This is WITHOUT any profit.

    So if I backed £10.00 on Manchester Utd to Win against Chelsea at 4/1 using ‘dnb’…then..

    Manchester Wins = £40.00 (£30 Profit + stake amount)
    Match is a Draw @ 1-1 = £10.00 (Draw – NO BET)
    Chelsea Wins = £-10.00 Loss of Stake amount

    This is the way I understand ‘dnb’ if anyone wishes to correct me on this, please enlighten me, as I think this example and others like it are crucial to creating your own system and ultimately satisfying your own betting experiences. Good Luck guys !

  10. avatar femzi says:

    Pls if I DNB one(1) Game out of 10 and the team I didn’t predict won dat DNB. Dose it mean I will lose d other 9 games

  11. avatar martin says:

    I have choosen 6 teams to win in soccer 13 and 5 of them have won but just 1 has draw what will than happen.

  12. avatar Vincent says:

    I think i prefer dnb to double because it has a higher odd

  13. avatar willo says:

    Roy is right but if you had Dutch bet a DNB with the Manchester win with a Chelsea win you would have guaranteed a smaller profit if Chelsea or Manchester won plus if it was a draw you would get about half of your Dutch stake back. So why not put some of the possible win back stake on the draw to cut your losses? Again like Roy correct me if I’m wrong.

  14. avatar suneet says:

    When a game seems to end up in a draw…sometimes the bookie gives you an option of dnb that means if the game will not end up in draw…then which team will win

  15. avatar Shebora Kamara says:

    Thanks for educating me on this type of betting . However please send five teams of dnb everyday because I always play mercury in my country everyday

  16. avatar shadrack says:

    hi! i want to know meaning of zero bet, while scores are 3:1 of match carrying on?

  17. avatar Paul says:

    What happen if I play for 5 teams(dnb) and you lost one of them

  18. avatar ouaichbader says:

    What does This bet means ? ( Odd/even )

  19. avatar pankaj says:

    very important question hear. if i place a bet in dnb and the game reasult is draw i understood that i will get my money back. but will that stake counted in bonus role over.

  20. avatar giovanni says:

    I bet beat a draw-draw on nba playoffs, what does it mean? How can I win?

  21. avatar RICHARD OSIEKU says:


    • avatar Alan Davidson says:

      Home no net is same as 1DNB, to further break that down is to say home team to win the match and if match ends in draw, you still get your money back, if the away team wins you lost the bet

  22. avatar Kos says:

    The same as Handicap (0). And do not make up anything.

  23. avatar Inquisitorem says:

    DNB single…

    If your team wins – you win
    If it’s a draw – nobody wins (money back)
    If the other team wins – you lose

    If you’re doing DNB multiples…

    If one selection loses – whole bet lost

    If none lose – you get a return
    (determined by how many of your selections win)

    It’s a great way to bet!

  24. avatar Ken ekwuribe says:

    Hello, can someone clarify me on this? How does DNB affect multiple bets, particularly when only one out of say,ten bets in the accumulation is a DNB? How much of a EUR10 multiple bet will be returned to me in the event that one out of the ten was returned as a NO BET

    • avatar kokovios46 says:

      if the dnb bet will be no bet (draw), all other selections, 9 in your case, will continue normally, with stake 10 EUR.

  25. avatar Ali says:

    guys .. what the different between DNB and Double Chance X Win or Draw stake ?


  26. avatar Musa says:

    @Richard,home no net simply means if home wins the bet will be void

  27. avatar Princewill says:

    Pls if i play 10 games and only one out of those 10 is dnb and the selected team draws will the remaining 9 games that wasn’t played dnb keep going?

  28. avatar Eeeceetra Thompson says:

    Am in

  29. avatar ANDY says:

    I cant believe that the Draw No Bet selection seems like a new thing to some players. Other people are already familiar with this types of bets from the Asian Handicap of 0. It also amazes me how people that call themselves as serious bettors are not familiar with various types of handicaps and odds. As a serious bettor myself, I am familiar with all types of bets, odds and handicaps since teen. Because for example, DNB and AH 0 is the same exact thing. But often the same bookie might give a slight different odds. Hence this is how SERIOUS bettors could take advantage.

  30. avatar Vikram says:

    Very helpful,thank you.

  31. avatar Supernatural says:

    In DNB if both team played 0-0, will I still get my money back?

  32. avatar MRA says:

    if i play 5 teams dnb in multiple bets and 4 teams win 1 draw what will happen to the bet??will the one team draw be removed from the bet or will i be refund??

  33. avatar Plugxplay says:

    This has been very informative

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