# How to Interpret a 5-Unit Bet

If you’re an avid sports fan, you may have heard of the “5-Unit Bet”. Perhaps you placed a bet with a bookie, or you may have read about it on a sports blog. Regardless of how you ended up here, you’re probably curious about what this mysterious bet entails and how to interpret the results. Let’s explore.

## What is a 5-Unit Bet?

If you’ve ever played the popular game “Candy Crush”, you may have heard of the 5 Unit Bet. In case you’re unfamiliar, in Candy Crush, players try to match 3 of their candies during a set time limit. The more matched candies, the more points you score. When you reach 100 points, you win! Typically, the bets are between 1 and 5 units of candy. A 1 Unit bet is the simplest and is equivalent to just 1 match. A 5 Unit bet is equivalent to 5 matches. Since there are so many variables that can affect the outcome of a game of Candy Crush, odds makers try to “hedge their bets” by offering both favorites and “long shots” for events with large prizes. For instance, if you love purple items and you see that the favorite is mostly orange, you might want to bet on the underdog in order to earn some extra points!

## The Meaning of the Numbers

While the outcome of a game of Candy Crush is pretty self-explanatory, there are still some aspects of “5-Unit Bet” that don’t seem to make sense. For example, what is the point of matching 5 units of candy in 1 hour? In theory, there is no difference between matching 1 unit of candy and matching 5 units of candy. However, the more units that you match, the faster you get points. This could potentially lead to some “hyper-matches” which are matches that produce even more points than usual. In general, don’t expect that your matches will add up to a clear point total due to multiplication of individual candy values by “x” amount of time. This is especially important when the total is over 100. For instance, if you happen to match 5 units of chocolate with 4 units of caramel in 1 hour, you’ll end up with 16.67 points instead of the usual 10 points for a 5-Unit Bet. (1 x 5) + (1 x 4) = 16.67

## The Time Limit

Another aspect of the 5-Unit Bet that seems a tad inconsistent is the time limit. The general consensus is that there should be no time limit for a 5-Unit Bet. However, sometimes due to inefficiency on the part of the website software, timers start ticking before the 5 unit bet is settled. To avoid any disputes in the future, it’s best to state upfront that there is no time limit for “5-Unit Bet” when placing your wager. Additionally, when the timer is at 0 and you see that there are still matches remaining, it’s safe to assume that the bet is still pending and no time has been recorded yet.