In short, syndicates are a type of pool betting involving two or more players combing their stakes for a chance to win (share with other winning players in the syndicate) huge prizes.
You may also see this type of pool betting called “Colossus” or even “Jackpot” bets. But, they are all under the umbrella of a betting syndicate.
Syndicates used to be exclusively available to horse racing bets. But, you can now find them in football, tennis and even basketball at a number of betting sites in the UK.
Syndicates are when players combine a certain stake into a pool and then make a selection on multiple outcomes. The prize is then divided among those that made the correct selections.
Example: Mr Green: 1x2- Pick 5 for £5000
Burnley vs Aberdeen
Sarpsborg vs St Gallen
Rangers vs Nk Osijek
Dynamo Kiev vs Shakhtar
Reading Vs Derby
With this syndicate on Mr Green, you have to pick either 1x2 for all the matches in the list. If you get them correct you could win a share of the £5000 or, if you are the only winner, the whole £5000. If you get 4 out of 5 correct you could win a share of £1000.
Now the stake is only £2 so the odds you get are far bet than any acca you could build without the syndicate.
With the highest odds combined using a £2 stake on a normal Acca, you could only win a maximum of £1805.42. But, this is with the highest odds, so all the outside bets combined in an acca is still nowhere close to the potential of winning £5000.
Colossus is just the name used for this modern form of pool betting. They cover several different sports but mostly horse racing and football syndicates.
You can find these different pool types on several different betting sites including Mr Green, FansBet and ThePools.
Below is a list of betting sites in the UK that offer syndicate betting for a range of sports including football and horse racing.
Thepools is back with a revamped sportsbook design while still offering some of the best betting syndicates with pools games worth up to £3million.
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QuinnBet is a fairly new Irish betting site (2017) that offers a wide range of pool (syndicate) betting for both football and horse racing. You will find a healthy amount of syndicates to join, and a leaderboard with the best performing syndicate captains!
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Fansbet is a new betting site that launched in 2017, and recently added a "Jackpots" section for syndicate betting.You will find a healthy community of fellow syndicate punters on FansBet, and massive jackpots reaching up to £1 Million!
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Betway's 4 to Score is a a free football prediction jackpot game in which you predict the first goalscorers in four select matches to win up to £50,000!
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