Multiples Bets at UK Bookmakers

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Multiples Bets at UK BookmakersYankees, Lucky 15’s and Patents - Complete Guide to the Most Common UK Multiple Bets

When visiting a bookmaker or gambling online you might come across these betting terms, or you might even place these bets – without knowing exactly what you are betting on, or how these bets work? Here I discuss each bet type in turn, explaining how the bet works and exactly how you’ll work out how much you could win.

Yankee Bets

A Yankee is 11 bets, meaning a £1 Yankee will actually cost you £11 and will consist of four selections. These 11 bets are divided up in to six doubles, 4 trebles and an accumulator – needing at least two of the selections to win.

Six Doubles

The six doubles represent every combination of two selections you can have from your four selections – that is 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 2-3, 2-4 and 3-4. If for example, selections number 1 and 3 win, while 2 and 4 both lose, then just the 1-3 double is a winner. To work out how much you have won you’ll multiply your stake by the odds of the first winner and then again by the odds of the second winner. If both of the winners had odds of 5/1, then your first selection would return £6 (to a £1 stake) which would go on to the second selection, which could return £36 (£6 on a 5/1 shot).

If 3 of your selections win, three of the doubles have won – for example, if selections 2, 3 and 4 all win, the 2-3, 2-4 and 3-4 doubles have all won. You’ll work out the return for each double the same way as we worked out the previous one - and add the three together to work out the total return for your doubles.

Of course, if all 4 of your selections have won, then all six doubles have come in and you’ll work out the return of each individually, adding all six together to work out the return on your doubles.

Four Trebles

The four trebles represent every combination of three selections you can have from your four – that is 1-2-3, 1-2-4, 1-3-4 and 2-3-4. If three of your selections do win, you’ll once again multiply your stake by the odds of the winners – this time of course with three winners. Three winners at 5/1 for example will pay out £216 (6 x 6 x 6). Of course if all 4 selections win, you’ll work out the four trebles individually.

Accumulator

This is the bet on all 4 selections to win. If they do indeed all win you’ll multiply your stake by the odds of the 4 winners – 4 winners at 5/1 for example paying out £1,296 (6 x 6 x 6 x 6). Of course if the accumulator wins, so will all of the trebles and all of the doubles, meaning you’ll win much more than the £1,296 in this case.

Lucky 15 Bets

Magnifying GlassThe Lucky 15 is basically a Yankee with an additional 4 single bets. This means that unlike a Yankee, if just one selection wins you’ll receive a return. Obviously a Lucky 15 will cost you 15x times your stake.

If all 4 selections win at a Lucky 15 you’ll have six winning doubles, four winning trebles, a winning accumulator and the additional 4 winning singles. Many bookmakers (or gambling sites) will actually pay out at double the odds if you have just one winner.

Patent Bets

A patent consists of seven bets with 3 selections.  These seven bets consist of three singles, three doubles and a treble. If you have just one winner, you’ll be paid out on just that one selection. If you have two winners, two of your single bets will win as well as one of the doubles (1-2, 1-3 or 2-3). If all three selections win, your three singles, three doubles and treble will all pay out.

Each Way Bets

You’ll be able to place an each-way Yankee, Lucky 15 or Patent. These will actually double the number of bets, so a £1 each-way bet on each will cost £22, £30 and £14 respectively. Your bets will be divided into win and place bets. The win bets work in exactly the same way as explained above – so you’ll still need the selections to win (if a selection comes 2nd it will count as a loser on the win side of the bet).

The place side is a completely different set of bets and will pay out on the selection finishing in one of the designated places (be that top 2, 3 or 4). If all of your selections are placed then all of your doubles/trebles and accumulators will win – and be paid out at the reduced place odds (even if a selection wins, you’ll receive the ‘place’ odds for the place side of the bet).

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