Money back if one leg of your acca let’s you down

Acca Cracker is an extra boost sports bettors get when they place a big accumulator. The idea is that you get a helping hand if one of your legs fails. But there's more to it than that.


Paddy is here to explain in detail how Acca Cracker works, how to get it, and what you need to look out for.



What is Acca Cracker?

Acca Cracker acts as a safety net if one leg of your accumulator loses. Players get their stake back as a free bet if this happens.


This helps prevent frustrating situations where you're moments away from winning a big payout, only for that last leg to lose.


Now, with Acca Cracker you don't win your bet if one leg loses and the rest win. You only get your stake back as a free bet. It's important to note this because sometimes bettors wrongly think they've still won a windfall even though one leg has lost.



How Paddy Power Acca Cracker Works

Paddy Power Acca Cracker works by giving players a second chance if one leg of their accumulator fails to win. Acca Cracker deals pop up in the sportsbook all the time, so it's worth checking out our betting promos for the latest offers.


To trigger Acca Cracker all you need to do is place a five-fold or more accumulator at the minimum odds or above (3/1) on sports (not horse racing or greyhounds). If your Acca loses by one leg, Acca Cracker kicks in. See the significant terms at the bottom of this article for more details on qualifying requirements.


What can I win from this promotion?
  • Money Back as a free bet if one leg of your 5 leg or more ACCA lets you down.
  • Max one Free bet per customer per day, referring to the day the qualifying bet is settled.
  • Max Free bet varies from £/€1-£/€50.
  • Free bet will be available for 7 days from when it is credited.
  • Free bet only eligible on ACCA bets with 5 or more legs.
  • Free bet stake not included in any subsequent winnings.


Is Acca Cracker available on Bet Builders?

We stopped offering Acca Cracker on Bet Builders on the 1st of March 2024 due to the introduction of Super Sub.


What is the difference between an Accumulator and a Bet Builder / Multi-Match Bet Builder?

Accumulators are combination bets where you bring multiple selections into one mega bet. Most punters tend to stick to between three and eight results in their accas. However, the maximum number of bets in an accumulator at Paddy Power stretches to 20. You will need to place at least 5 selections from 5 different matches to avail of this promotion. Only one selection per match applies.


A Bet Builder allows you to pick from multiple markets within a single match / event and combine these selections into one bet! It allows for multiple selections of different markets from just one game. Examples of markets include: Player to have X shot on target, Player to be fouled X times, Player to commit a foul X times.



A Multi-Match Bet Builder is a combination bet that brings a range of market selections together into one mega bet. It allows you to place different selections from more than one game or event and not run the risk of one bet impinging on another. A multi-match Bet Builder is different because is stretches over more than one game, whereas a normal Bet Builder only focuses on one game. It is also worth noting that while accumulators don’t include multiple bets from the same match, Multi Match Bet Builders do.


The promotion does not apply to Bet Builders or Multi-Match Bet Builders – It only applies to Accumulators.



An example of an accumulator that IS eligible for our new promotion:

If you want to work out whether an Acca is worth it, use our accumulator bet calculator today!


Why is the above accumulator eligible for our new promotion?


  • All selections are from Different Events
  • If one result out of the 5 loses, you will receive money back as a free bet



An example of an accumulator that IS NOT eligible for our new promotion:

How and when can I qualify?

  • Applies to all ACCA bets with 5 or more legs.
  • Applies to all markets and all sports except horse racing and greyhound racing.
  • Does not apply to Bet Builders or Multi-match Bet Builders.
  • Does not apply to Enhanced Match Odds markets or Power Prices.
  • Does not apply to in play markets.
  • Applies to bet settled from 1st March to 31st July 2024.

Significant Terms

  • Applies to pre-match ACCA bets only.
  • Min total odds 3/1 (4.0)
  • Max free bet €5 per day
  • Does not apply to Bet Builders
  • Max free bet value can vary per month and limited to 5+ leg bets
  • Free bet valid for 7 days
  • Excludes enhanced match odds
  • Online Only
  • Applies to bet settled by 31st July 2024. Exclusions Apply. T&Cs apply.


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