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Bet Glossary

Bet Glossary

This glossary describes each bet that is currently supported by the Sports Bet Calculator app:-


Accumulator

An Accumulator is a bet consisting of 4 or more selections taking part in different events. All selections must win for you to make a profit, with the return from each selection carried forward to provide the stake for the next selection. This compounding effect can be used to generate a large return, but each additional selection makes it correspondingly more difficult to win.


Alphabet

An Alphabet is a bet consisting of 6 selections taking part in different events. The selections, numbered 1 to 6, are combined to form 2 Patents, a Yankee and an Accumulator:

  • Accumulator: 1-2-3-4-5-6
  • Patents: 1-2-3 & 4-5-6
  • Yankee: 2-3-4-5

It is common for a 10% bonus to be applied to the return if all selections win, although the bonus percentage offered by different bookmakers may vary. All selections must run for the bonus to apply.

For each way bets, the bonus is only applicable to the win part when settled using the Win to Win, Place to Place method, with no bonus applicable when settled using the Equally Divided method.


Canadian

A Canadian consists of 5 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 26 bets comprising:

  • A Five-Fold Accumulator
  • 5 Four-Folds
  • 10 Trebles
  • 10 Doubles

This bet is also known as a Super Yankee.


Double

A Double is a bet consisting of 2 selections taking part in different events. The return from the first selection is carried forward to provide the stake for the second selection; therefore both selections must win for you to make a profit.


Double Stakes About

A Double Stakes About, often abbreviated to DSA, is the same as a Single Stakes About, except that double the original stake is taken from the return of each Single, to fund a further Single on the other selection.


Flag

A Flag consists of 4 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 23 bets comprising:

  • A Yankee
  • 6 Single Stakes About

Goliath

A Goliath consists of 8 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 247 bets comprising:

  • An Eight-Fold Accumulator
  • 8 Seven-Folds
  • 28 Six-Folds
  • 56 Five-Folds
  • 70 Four-Folds
  • 56 Trebles
  • 28 Doubles

Goliath Flag

A Goliath Flag consists of 8 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 303 bets comprising:

  • A Goliath
  • 28 Single Stakes About

Goliath with Singles

A Goliath with Singles is the same as a Goliath, but with the addition of a Single on each of the 8 selections, producing 255 bets in total.


Heinz

A Heinz consists of 6 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 57 bets comprising:

  • A Six-Fold Accumulator
  • 6 Five-Folds
  • 15 Four-Folds
  • 20 Trebles
  • 15 Doubles

Heinz Flag

A Heinz Flag consists of 6 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 87 bets comprising:

  • A Heinz
  • 15 Single Stakes About

Lucky 15

A Lucky 15 consists of 4 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 15 bets comprising:

  • A Four-Fold Accumulator
  • 4 Trebles
  • 6 Doubles
  • A Single for each selection

This bet is the same as a Yap, but with a bonus applied if all selections win, and a consolation applied if only one selection wins.

The bonuses and consolations offered by different bookmakers vary, although it is common for a 10% bonus to be applied to the return if all selections win, with a consolation of the odds being doubled if only one selection wins. All selections must run for a bonus or consolation to apply.

For each way bets, the bonus and consolation are only applicable to the win part when settled using the Win to Win, Place to Place method, with no bonus or consolation applicable when settled using the Equally Divided method.

Lucky 15 bets are often only allowed on horse racing and greyhound racing.


Lucky 31

A Lucky 31 consists of 5 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 31 bets comprising:

  • A Five-Fold Accumulator
  • 5 Four-Folds
  • 10 Trebles
  • 10 Doubles
  • A Single for each selection

A bonus is applied if all selections win, and a consolation is applied if only one selection wins.

The bonuses and consolations offered by different bookmakers vary, although it is common for a 20% bonus to be applied to the return if all selections win, with a consolation of the odds being doubled if only one selection wins. A small number of bookmakers also offer a bonus if 4 out of the 5 selections win. All selections must run for a bonus or consolation to apply.

For each way bets, the bonuses and consolation are only applicable to the win part when settled using the Win to Win, Place to Place method, with no bonus or consolation applicable when settled using the Equally Divided method.

Lucky 31 bets are often only allowed on horse racing and greyhound racing.


Lucky 63

A Lucky 63 consists of 6 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 63 bets comprising:

  • A Six-Fold Accumulator
  • 6 Five-Folds
  • 15 Four-Folds
  • 20 Trebles
  • 15 Doubles
  • A Single for each selection

A bonus is applied if all selections win, and a consolation is applied if only one selection wins.

The bonuses and consolations offered by different bookmakers vary, although it is common for a 25% bonus to be applied to the return if all selections win, with a consolation of the odds being doubled if only one selection wins. Some bookmakers also offer a bonus if 5 out of the 6 selections win. All selections must run for a bonus or consolation to apply.

For each way bets, the bonuses and consolation are only applicable to the win part when settled using the Win to Win, Place to Place method, with no bonus or consolation applicable when settled using the Equally Divided method.

Lucky 63 bets are often only allowed on horse racing and greyhound racing.


Patent

A Patent consists of 3 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 7 bets comprising:

  • A Treble
  • 3 Doubles
  • A Single for each selection

Round Robin

A Round Robin consists of 3 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 10 bets comprising:

  • A Trixie
  • 3 Single Stakes About

Single

A Single is a bet consisting of 1 selection which must win for you to make a profit.


Single Stakes About

A Single Stakes About, often abbreviated to SSA, consists of 2 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 2 bets comprising 2 Singles.

Any return on each Single, up to the original stake amount, is used to fund a further Single on the other selection.

This bet is also known colloquially as an Up And Down, a Vice Versa, a Cross Bet and a Twist.


Super Flag

A Super Flag consists of 5 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 46 bets comprising:

  • A Canadian
  • 10 Single Stakes About

Super Heinz

A Super Heinz consists of 7 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 120 bets comprising:

  • A Seven-Fold Accumulator
  • 7 Six-Folds
  • 21 Five-Folds
  • 35 Four-Folds
  • 35 Trebles
  • 21 Doubles

Super Heinz Flag

A Super Heinz Flag consists of 7 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 162 bets comprising:

  • A Super Heinz
  • 21 Single Stakes About

Super Heinz with Singles

A Super Heinz with Singles is the same as a Super Heinz, but with the addition of a Single on each of the 7 selections, producing 127 bets in total.


Treble

A Treble is a bet consisting of 3 selections taking part in different events. The return from the first selection is carried forward to provide the stake for the second selection, and the return from the second selection is carried forward to provide the stake for the third selection. All 3 selections must win for you to make a profit.


Trixie

A Trixie consists of 3 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 4 bets comprising:

  • A Treble
  • 3 Doubles

Union Jack Treble

A Union Jack Treble consists of 9 selections, numbered 1 to 9, taking part in different events. When arranged in a 3 x 3 grid, bets are formed by combining the selections on each of the horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines:

  • Horizontal lines: 1-2-3, 4-5-6 & 7-8-9
  • Vertical lines: 1-4-7, 2-5-8 & 3-6-9
  • Diagonal lines: 1-5-9 & 3-5-7

For this variant of the Union Jack bet, each combination of 3 selections forms a Treble, comprising 8 bets in total.


Union Jack Trixie

A Union Jack Trixie consists of 9 selections, numbered 1 to 9, taking part in different events. When arranged in a 3 x 3 grid, bets are formed by combining the selections on each of the horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines:

  • Horizontal lines: 1-2-3, 4-5-6 & 7-8-9
  • Vertical lines: 1-4-7, 2-5-8 & 3-6-9
  • Diagonal lines: 1-5-9 & 3-5-7

For this variant of the Union Jack bet, each combination of 3 selections forms a Trixie, comprising 32 bets in total.


Union Jack Patent

A Union Jack Patent consists of 9 selections, numbered 1 to 9, taking part in different events. When arranged in a 3 x 3 grid, bets are formed by combining the selections on each of the horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines:

  • Horizontal lines: 1-2-3, 4-5-6 & 7-8-9
  • Vertical lines: 1-4-7, 2-5-8 & 3-6-9
  • Diagonal lines: 1-5-9 & 3-5-7

For this variant of the Union Jack bet, each combination of 3 selections forms a Patent, comprising 56 bets in total.


Union Jack Round Robin

A Union Jack Round Robin consists of 9 selections, numbered 1 to 9, taking part in different events. When arranged in a 3 x 3 grid, bets are formed by combining the selections on each of the horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines:

  • Horizontal lines: 1-2-3, 4-5-6 & 7-8-9
  • Vertical lines: 1-4-7, 2-5-8 & 3-6-9
  • Diagonal lines: 1-5-9 & 3-5-7

For this variant of the Union Jack bet, each combination of 3 selections forms a Round Robin, comprising 80 bets in total.


Yankee

A Yankee consists of 4 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 11 bets comprising:

  • A Four-Fold Accumulator
  • 4 Trebles
  • 6 Doubles

Yap

A Yap consists of 4 selections taking part in different events. Selections are combined to produce 15 bets comprising:

  • A Four-Fold Accumulator
  • 4 Trebles
  • 6 Doubles
  • A Single for each selection

This bet is the same as a Lucky 15 but without a bonus or consolation, and may be offered on ‘sports’ bets by bookmakers that only allow Lucky 15 bets on horse racing and greyhound racing.