What Is A Yankee Bet?

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A Yankee bet consists of 11 bets on four different selections. It consists of 6 doubles, four trebles and one fourfold. This means that in order for you to see a return from a Yankee bet, at least two selections must win. A Yankee bet is a a full coverage bet. This means that all possible combinations from the four selections are included. However, the single selections are not. Whether you will profit depends on the odds you have chosen.

The Yankee option will often be presented on your betslip when you choose 4 different selections. This is also where you include your stake. What you will notice, though, is that the staked amount and bet total will be different. That is because your stake is placed on each of the 11 individual combinations that make up a Yankee bet.

Even if you’re new to gambling, you will have undoubtedly heard the term Yankee Bet. By understanding what a Yankee Bet is, you will increase your chances of getting the most from your bets. Learn how to increase the fun even if not all selections are winners!

Yankee Bet Wiki

You back four teams to win, but spread your bets out into a number of multiples. You have six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold. There are no singles in a Yankee bet.

You pick 4 different teams and add them to your bet slip at the following odds:

  • A (2.0)
  • B (3.0)
  • C (1.5)
  • D (4.0)

The Yankee would consist of 11 bets as we stated previously. These would be:

DoublesA & B; A & C; A & D; B & C; C & D; B & D.
TreblesA & B & C; A & B & D; B & C & D; A & C & D.
FourfoldA & B & C & D

You need at least two selections to win to get a return. Let’s say Teams A (2.0) & B (3.0) won. This would give you a return of £60 assuming your stake was £10 per bet. This would leave you down, as your total stake on the entire Yankee would be £110.

If teams A (2.0), B (3.0) & C (1.5) won, you would win one of the trebles and 3 of the doubles. So your payout would be £90 from your treble, and £135 from the doubles, giving you a total return of £225 from your £110 stake.

What is a Super Yankee Bet?

A super Yankee bet is a Yankee bet on steroids. Basically, you wager on five selections (one more than a regular yankee bet) and place 26 bets: 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds, and 1 five-fold.

What is a Permed Yankee Bet?

We’re taking it a step further now! A permed Yankee comprises up to 55 bets. It’s five yankee bets combined!

Yankee Bet Tips

The payout for your Yankee bet can vary dependant on the odds of the selections that you choose. If you pick odds on favourites, it will not work very well. You’re probably best off sticking to a normal accumulator. We recommend Yankee bets to regular punters who know their way around. If you’re a novice punter, a normal accumulator is a safer bet.

If you’re choosing selections that have outside chances, then a Yankee can be a great option. Sometimes just 2 selections can give you a profit!

Finally, should you use a yankee or a lucky 15? Well, and what is a lucky 15 bet in the first place? You can always try your hand and place your first yankee at Betfair.