What Is Draw No Bet (DNB)?


“Draw No Bet” is one of the oldest betting options in the market offered by many online sports bookmakers. With this option, a draw result of a match returns the full stake to the players.

Here’s an example of the draw no bet options:

Let’s say that Liverpool plays against Chelsea. You think that Liverpool may win the game. But deep down you feel that no way Liverpool is going to win. So what do you? Of course, you don’t want to bet with emotions or maybe because you love Liverpool over Chelsea, all you need to be on a safer side while preserving your stake is a draw no bet market option. Here, you bet Liverpool for a “Draw No Bet” (1 DNB).

If Liverpool wins, your bet is a winning one.

If it results in a draw, you get back the amount you stake on the bet.

In case Chelsea won the match, you lose your bet.

DNB Odds

“Draw No Bet” markets odds are usually lower, but quite reasonable. Odds calculated to hold profit from the stake you bet on X for cover. For instance, a match with odds 2.40 – 4.00 – 2.40, a “Draw No Bet” odds would be like 1.80. Stake returned  – 1.80; meaning you never lose anything.

When to choose 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 in a big favourite but the favourite is losing in-play.

Draw No Bet (DNB) Alternatives

If your sports bookmaker has no draw no bet, here’s the alternative ways you can bet.

Betting on a draw

You can place a bet on a win either home or away. And then, place an extra bet on the draw of the same amount divided by the draw odds.


Available amount: $25

Match Odds: 1 8.00 (home to win)

X 4.00 (draw)

 2 1.30 (away to win)

Now your guess is 1X (home to win or draw).

Take the amount and divide it with the odds for the draw:

$25/4 = $6.25

Now you should bet $6.25 on X (draw) and the rest ($18.75) on 1 (home winning).

This way, if the match ends in a draw, you’re getting back all your stakes ($25). Same as would happen with “Draw No Bet“. If the result is 1, you’ll get 18.75 x 8.00 = $150.

Asian Handicap 0

An 0 Asian handicap is another alternative to place a DNB bet when it’s not available for selection in your sports bookmaker. Pick an Asian Handicap (AH 0) and bet οn the team you think has the best chances to win.

Almost all the sports bookmakers offer 0:0 Asian Handicap market, which is the same as a Draw No Bet (DNB) option.


“Draw No Bet” is the right bettors can protect themselves against loss. It can make a good betting strategy, especially those who have patience and want a safer kind of bet.

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