Draw No Bet definition

draw no bet

Let's say that Barcelona is playing against Real Madrid, and you think that Barcelona may win. Yet, you feel that this will be a difficult task, so, a draw is also possible. You can bet on Barcelona for a "Draw No Bet" (1 DNB).

  • If Barcelona wins 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.

DNB Odds

The odds that bookmakers offer on the "Draw No Bet" markets are little lower, but this is reasonable. Odds are being calculated in a way that allows 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, "Draw No Bet" 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 betting odds provided by bookmakers on a particular match.

When to use DNB

  1. When you want to stake on an outsider. In this way, the value is still there.
  2. Where you think the draw is quite possible. In this way, you will reduce the risk of losing.
  3. If you believe to a big favorite and the favorite is losing in-play.

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 on alternative ways.

1. Betting on draw

Play the amount you want at home or away win. Then, an extra bet on the draw of the same amount divided by the odds of the draw.


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

Divide your amount (25 EUR) with the odds of the draw (4.00) (25: 4.00 = 6,25 EUR).

So, you should bet 6,25 EUR on X and the rest (18,75 EUR) on 1.

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

2. Asian Handicap 0

Another alternative way to place a DNB bet if it's not available from your bookmaker. Select an Asian Handicap (AH 0) bet οn the team you think has the best chances to win.


"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 or use it as a betting strategy. Many matches ending in a draw, aren't they?

53 Responses

  1. joe says:

    Does a draw no bet mean either team must win?

  2. 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 betting odds on the teams I staked and multiply it by the amount I staked?

  3. punter says:

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

  4. m.o.b says:

    From my point of view, you better go with the double chance option for the team that is likely to win. Because let’s say 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.

  5. Chsrles Charles says:

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

  6. Isaiah Isaiah says:

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

  7. Roy says:

    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 return 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. This example is crucial to creating your own system and satisfying your own betting experiences. Good Luck guys!

  8. femzi says:

    Pls if I DNB one(1) game out of 10 and the team I didn’t predict won that DNB. Does it mean I will lose the other 9 games?

  9. martin says:

    I have chosen 6 teams to win in soccer 13 and 5 of them have won but only 1 has drawn what will then happen?

  10. Vincent says:

    I prefer dnb double because it has higher odds.

  11. willo says:

    Roy is right. But if you had 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 stake back.

    So why not put some of the possible wins back stake in the draw to cut your losses?

    Again like Roy correct me if I’m wrong.

  12. Shebora Kamara says:

    Thanks for educating me on this type of betting.

  13. shadrack says:

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

  14. vincent says:

    No.the team to win is your selection on dnb.eg 1dnb for him and 2dnb away.

  15. Paul says:

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

  16. 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, it’s like you never took the bet.

  17. ouaichbader says:

    What does This bet means ? ( Odd/even )

  18. 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.

  19. giovanni says:

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

  20. RICHARD OSIEKU says:


  21. Kos says:

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

  22. 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 multi :

    If one selection loses – the whole multi is lost
    If none lose – you get a return (determined by how many of your selections win)

    It’s a great way to bet!

  23. Ken ekwuribe says:

    Hello, can someone help me on this? How does DNB affect multi-bets, particularly when only one out of ten bets in the accumulator is a DNB? How much of a 10 EUR accumulator will return to me if one out of the ten returned as a NO BET?

  24. kokovios46 says:

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

  25. Ali says:

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


  26. Musa says:

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

  27. 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 weren’t played dnb keep going?

  28. Alan Davidson says:

    Ηome no bet is same as 1 DNB. To further break that down, is to say home team to win the match. Ιf match ends in a draw, you still get your money back. If the away team wins you lose the bet.

    Away no bet is the exact opposite of home no bet.

    Bet9ja is offering those markets.

  29. ANDY says:

    I can’t believe that the DNB 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, handicaps and bet markets.

    Because for example, DNB and AH 0 is the same exact thing.

    But often the same bookie might give little different odds.

    Hence this is how SERIOUS bettors could take advantage.

  30. Vikram says:

    Very helpful,thank you.

  31. Supernatural says:

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

  32. Vdel says:


  33. MRA says:

    Ιf I play 5 teams dnb in an accumulator and 4 teams win 1 draw what will happen to the bet? Will the one team draw removed from the bet or will I get a refund?

  34. Isaiah Isaiah says:

    You will get paid your combo for the 4 teams.

  35. Plugxplay says:

    This has been very informative

  36. Tmore says:

    What is the meaning of DNB HT

  37. Eldorado says:

    HT = halftime

  38. Horlar-Kay says:

    Thanks so much for the lesson. Please Ι am new on here and if Ι placed 21 games and one of them is DNB and the game resulted in DRAW. Am Ι going to get a reward for the other games? Will the odds of DNB removed from the Potential Winning?

  39. Horlar-Kay says:

    I mean how is the calculation going to be?

  40. Frost says:

    You will get rewarded for all other games. The draw will get removed (like you never bet on it).

  41. Boakye Paul says:

    If I place one dnb and my selected team lose the match will it affect the rest

  42. labshy says:

    Very educating, exposing, relieving and helpful. Thanks

  43. Daniella says:

    If I place bet on 1/2 and the match ended with a draw. Do I stand any chance of winning?

  44. DS says:


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

    Divide your amount (25 EUR) with the odds of the draw (4.00) (25: 4.00 = 6,25 EUR).

    So, you should bet 6,25 EUR on X and the rest (18,75 EUR) on 1.

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

    Let’s see what happens when you predict x2 instead of 1x

    If the result is 2 you’ll get 18.75 x 1.3 = 24.375

    Not exactly profitable.

  45. mo jue says:

    i bet 5$ for 4 teams. Result is 1 draw,3 wins. What will happen? i loss all my money or i gonna get my 5$ back ?

  46. Isaiah Isaiah says:

    You will get paid for the 3 wins.

  47. mo jue says:

    how much then sir? if I won 4 matches, I will get 60$ for 5$ multiplied by 12. If i won 3,how much will there be,sir?

  48. Isaiah Isaiah says:

    The odds of the 3 matches you won X your stake. If the odds of the three matches you won are for example @9.00, and your stake 5$, then you will win 5 x 9.00 = 45

  49. stephano says:

    on this option.home no bet.if you select 20 match and only one ends with draw what happen

  50. Isaiah Isaiah says:

    draw no bet explained many times. Please read the above comments. You will win the ticket, without this match.

  51. Dotz says:

    You have to look at what you tend to win if they win

  52. DannyCruz says:

    Instead of draw no bet,you can play win or draw.

  53. Etido Akpanowo says:

    thank alot

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