Draw No Bet definition

“Draw No Bet” is a betting market offered by many online bookmakers Markets.

In this particular market, the draw result returns the full stake back to the punter. Generally, a safer bet for punters. Let’s look at an example to understand this definition better.

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.

Draw No Bet 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.

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

When to use Draw No Bet

  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?