1.50 Newbury - Friday
Horse Racing analyst Will Smith has had a good look at all this weekend's ante-post markets, and provides a 7/1 EW selection in the Grade 2 novices' chase at Newbury on Friday.
Sky Bet Group Bets has actually been around since late 2018 but you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t used it yet as it’s not advertised heavily via their website or app. However, it’s easily accessible and is a great feature to have access to if you enjoy placing accumulator bets with your friends.
In this guide, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Group Bets feature from SkyBet, showing you how it works and how you can get started placing ACCAs with your friends.
Group Bets is a feature that was introduced by Sky Bet to its customers back in 2018. It allows users to build accumulator bets with their friends by each making a selection each.
There are a number of additional features that go alongside the ability to place bets as a group such as being able to chat with one another via the in-app chat box and viewing each others form and past results.
Firstly, all of your group, that is everyone who is making a selection, must have a Sky Bet account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one by clicking here.
Step 1: Create a group
If you are using the Sky Bet app, log in and scroll to the far right in the top navigation menu.
If you are using the Sky Bet website, click on ‘Group Bets’ in the left menu.
From here you’ll be able to create a group. Or, if you know someone who has already created a group, you’ll have the option to join by entering the group pin number.
To start a betting group, you’ll need to give it a name which can be between 3 & 36 characters long.
Step 2: Invite Others
It wouldn’t be a group bet without others participating and so the next step is to invite others to join your group.
Anyone with a Sky Bet account can join your group.
After naming and creating your group, you’ll be given a unique PIN code.
You can share this with your friends who can enter the PIN in the Group Bets section of the Sky Bet website or app to join your group.
Alternatively, you can click on the ‘Invite your friends’ button after making your group and you’ll be given a link to share for friends to click on and join.
When you have added your friends and the group is complete, it’s time to start building your bet!
Step 3: Build Your Group Bet
Before each member of your group adds their selection, there are a couple of options to confirm:
You can then add your own selections to the groups bet and see the selections from the other members.
Step 4. Place your bet
Once all selections have been made by each member of the group, you can then place your bet.
You have the option to place the bet containing the selections from all members of the group or remove any that you choose to.
Each member of the group will receive the same completed accumulator and can place their own bet on it with stakes of their choice.
A nice feature to have alongside Group Bets is being able to check the form of each of your friends.
If they’re having a bad run and not landed a winning selection in a while, you may wish to exclude their pick from your ACCA when you place your bet.
Another handy feature is the ability to chat to others in your group. This is done via the Sky Bet website or app and allows all members to chat in real time. Great for celebrating when each selection wins!