So, what is a super yankee bet?
A Super Yankee Bet is a bet that consists of five selections that are rolled up into twenty six bets, ten doubles, ten trebles, five 4-folds and a 5-fold. A super yankee bet is a good way to back five selections at slightly longer odds 4/1 to 8/1 and get a massive return if you land all five.
Super Yankee bets are common in horse racing as the odds on horses tend to fit well into the brackets that suit this bet.. However, the increase in markets available on football mean they are now growing in popularity in the football betting market.
A super yankee bet is considered a full cover bet as each of your selections is covered by doubles, trebles, 4-folds and a 5-fold.
Super Yankee Bet Composition
You have five selections in a super yankee (1,2,3,4,5), below you can find a breakdown of how the bets are covered:
Doubles: 1+2, 1+3, 1+4, 1+5, 2+3, 2+4, 2+5, 3+4, 3+5, 4+5
Trebles: 1+2+3, 1+2+4, 1+2+5, 1+3+4, 1+3+5, 1+4+5, 2+3+4, 2+3+5, 2+4+5, 3+4+5
4-Folds: 1+2+3+4, 1+2+3+5, 1+2+4+5, 1+3+4+5, 2+3+4+5
As a super yankee consists of twenty six separate bets, if you were to put £1 on, your total stake would be £26 (£1 x 26).
What Is A Super Yankee Bet Good For?
As a super yankee has so many multiples you need to find bets with odds between 4/1 (5.00) and 8/1 (9.00) to give yourself a good chance of winning and reduce your risk of making a full loss on your bet.
With that in mind for football betting you would be looking towards bets like Both Teams To Score & Win, Correct Score Bets and Half-Time/Full-Time bets.
Super Yankee Bet Example
As an example of a super yankee bet, lets imagine that you have backed Barcelona, Arsenal and Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham all to win and both teams to score and each selection has odds of 4/1 (5.00).
In this example you have placed £1 on the super yankee so your total stake is £26.
If only one of your selections wins, your bet returns £0 as you need at least a double to land a return, this means you make a £26 loss.
If two of your three selections win then you win one of your doubles. If you multiple the odds of those two selections, in this case 2.00 x 2.00, you get odds of 4.00 for the double X your £10 on that bet means you get £40 back and break even on the bet.
If two of your five selections win then you win one of your doubles at odds of 25.00 (5.00 x 5.00) so your return is £25 (£1 x 25.00) and you make a £1 loss on your bet.
If three of your five selections win then you win three of your doubles (£25 x 3 = £75) and one of your trebles at odds of 125.00 (5.00 x 5.00 x 5.00) so your £1 on that treble would return £125. Add that to your doubles and your bet returns £200 (£75 + £125) making a £174 profit.
If four of your five selections win then you win six of your doubles (£25 x 6 = £150) and four of your trebles (£125 x 4 = £500) and one of your 4-folds at odds of 625.00 (5.00 x 5.00 x 5.00 x 5.00) so your £1 on that 4-fold would return £625, add that to your doubles and trebles and your bet will return £1275 (£150 + £500 + £625) making a £1249 profit.
If all of your selections win then you win all ten of your doubles (£25 x 10 = £250) all ten of your trebles (£125 x 10 = £1250) all five of your 4-folds (£625 x 5 = £3125) and your 5-fold at odds of 3125.00 (5.00 x 5.00 x 5.00 x 5.00 x 5.00) so your £1 on that 5-fold would return £3125, add that to your doubles, trebles and 4-folds and your total return would be £7750 (£250 + £1250 + £3125 + £3125) making a £7724 profit from your £26 bet.
Hopefully this article has helped you with your understanding of what is a super yankee bet.