What Is A Super Yankee Bet?
Published on 17/10/19
A Super Yankee is an exciting bet in which you combine five selections into a combo bet comprising five 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five 4-folds, and one 5-fold – which is 26 bets.
Most bookies will let you choose your Super Yankee selections from a wide range of sports such as horse racing, football, tennis, and golf. Many will also let you place multi-sport Super Yankees, allowing you to combine your fancied selections from a variety of sports into one bet.
For the purpose of illustrating this, consider your five selections to be called A, B, C, D, and E and you can see how these selections are combined in the example Super Yankee below. The “Xs” mark which selections are used in each bet.
|Bet||Selection A||Selection B||Selection C||Selection D||Selection E|
What is the Cost of a Super Yankee?
When placing a win Super Yankee, you multiply by your stake 26x to get the total cost of your bet. If you want to place an each-way Super Yankee, multiply your stake 52x. For example, a £1 win Super Yankee would cost £26 and a £1 each-way Super Yankee would cost £52.
What are the Advantages of a Super Yankee?
The main advantage of a Super Yankee bet is it gives you lots of chances to land decent winning bets, with your doubles, trebles, 4-folds, and especially your 5-fold. Super Yankee bets are especially popular at big horse racing meetings, where you get the chance to combine selections at big odds.
Big horse racing festivals such as the Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot, the Grand National Meeting, and Glorious Goodwood are perfect horse racing meetings to place your Super Yankee bets at. That’s because you can often combine five selections at big odds that could lead to you winning a life-changing amount of money.
For example, you could easily combine winning selections at 8/1, 10/1, 12/1, 14/1, and 16/1. A £1 win Super Yankee on those five selections would cost £26 but would return £483,774 if all five selections win.
As these five selections are all at big odds, you may also choose to place a £1 each-way Super Yankee. This would cost you £52 but, even if all five selections only placed, you would still get a return of £1563.47. You could also have all sorts of combinations of winners and placed horses that would offer a variety of different sized payouts.
Do Bookmakers Have Limits on Super Yankee Payouts?
Yes, they do. It’s a good idea to check what these limits are before you place your bet. Just imagine how disappointed you’d be if you thought you’d won over £400,000 only to find that the limit was £100,000 or even less. However, many big bookmakers offer payouts up to £500,000 or even £1 Million for big horse racing festivals.
You might also want to consider spreading your bet to smaller stakes around a few bookmakers. They’d then all pay out up to their limits and you could still win that big amount if you’re good enough to pick five big-priced winners.
What is the Difference Between a Super Yankee and a Lucky 31?
A Lucky 31 is basically a Super Yankee with five additional singles. That means a Lucky 31 would cost you 31x your stake or 62x if you’re betting each-way. The advantage of a Lucky 31 is you get a return if only one of your selections wins or places, where you need at least two to win or place with a Super Yankee bet. What some people prefer to do is use the money they would have staked on the five singles in a Lucky 31 to increase their stake on their Super Yankee bet, increasing the chance of a bigger payout.
Summary of What a Super Yankee Is
– A Super Yankee is a multiple bet combining five selections into 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five 4-folds, and one 5-fold
– A bet that offers a chance to win a bigger amount of money than a Yankee – which is why it’s super
– A bet that offers a variety of pay outs from small ones to big ones
– You can place Super Yankees on a variety of sports and they’re especially popular for big horse racing meetings
– You can often combine selections from different sports into a Super Yankee with many bookmakers