What Is A Super Yankee Bet? Here’s All You Need To Know

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Betting terminology can be quite daunting. There are handicaps, Lucky 15s, Matched betting and Super Yankee bets. If you’re new to this world, it’s difficult to know where to start.

This guide looks at the latter. The Super Yankee. A bet with an interesting name and one that can pay out handsomely if you can land more than one winner on today’s horse racing.


What Is A Super Yankee Bet & How To Play

A Super Yankee bet is a punt on five selections which are made up of 26 bets. These are 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five four-fold bets and a five-fold accumulator.

The first bet is a five-fold accumulator, which puts all five selections together for the biggest odds.

The following bet is then five four-fold accas, with a selection removed from each one, essentially trying to cover all bases.

The other bets are then placed in 10 trebles, where the selections are placed in threes, each one different and 10 doubles, again all different selections.


Why Play A Super Yankee Bet?

A Super Yankee bet is a wager that gives you a much higher chance of winning. This is purely because you’re covering a lot more bases.

If you bet on one accumulator, for example, your bet has lost if just one of your selections lose. A Super Yankee would have 25 other avenues available to win.

They’re incredibly popular among horse racing fans as you can also place an each-way bet in a Super Yankee, meaning you have an even higher chance of seeing a return.


What Is The Difference Between A Super Yankee & Lucky 31?

A Lucky 31 bet of course, as you can tell by the name, has 31 bets instead of 26. A lucky 31 is just a lucky 15 but with more selections, if you’re still unsure, read our guide to a lucky 15 in horse racing.

However, they are still placed with five selections but also include those five selections as single bets too.

Personally, I would only choose a lucky 31 over a Super Yankee if the odds for all of the selections were 3/1 or bigger. This is because if you only get one winner, you are likely to still make a loss so on some occasions it is not worth paying the extra for the 5 singles you get with a Lucky 31.

A Super Yankee slip looks like this – you can place one at bet365.

Horse racing Super Yankee


Why Is It Called A Super Yankee Bet?

When we think of the word Yankee, we naturally think of the USA. This type of bet is no different and rumour suggests it was brought over from the States.

Rumour has it an American soldier won a huge payout with this type of bet while visiting the UK. He impressed his betting peers and thus it was named in his honour.


Should I Use A Super Yankee Calculator?

Super Yankee calculators are almost a must for this bet and it’ll make your bets a whole lot simpler.

Many of the UK’s best bookmakers will have a Super Yankee calculator and all you’ll have to do is add your five selections into them and have the hard work done for you.

The Bet Victor betting calculator is one of the most popular and you really should check it out if you’re looking to place a Super Yankee bet.


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