Heinz Bet Calculator

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Heinz Bet Calculator Explained

When a wager consists of 57 bets all rolled up into one, one can’t help but wonder: how do you calculate a Heinz bet? If you have a lot of time and energy on your hands, you could do it the old fashioned way. Or, you could simply use Betting Fellow’s Heinz Bet Calculator.

Something this complex also raises a lot of questions as to how Heinz bets work in the first place. With that in mind, our bet calculators are all accompanied by thorough guides and explanations.

What is a Heinz bet?

Heinz bets are among the biggest full-coverage combination bets available in standard sportsbook offers. They are based on six selections, which are all rolled up in a total of 57 separate accumulators. Let’s take a look at how a Heinz works in terms of combining all of these.

Let’s name these six selections A, B, C, D, E, and F. Please not that a Heinz does not have singles which are reserved for its Lucky 63 cousin. Instead, a Heinz is made up of every possible double, treble, fourfold accumulator, five-fold accumulator, and a six-fold accumulator. Here is how they are combined:

15 doubles: AB, AC, AD, AE, AF, BC, BD, BE, BF, CD, CE, CF, DE, DF, and EF.


15 four-fold accumulators: ABCD, ABCE, ABCF, ABDE, ABDF, ABEF, ACDE, ACDF, ACEF. ADEF, BCDE, BCDF, BCEF, BDEF, and CDEF.

6 five-fold accumulators: ABCDE, ABCDF, ABCEF, ABDEF, ACDEF, BCDEF.

1 six-fold accumulator: ABCDEF.

As you can see, a Heinz is a monster of a bet and should not be used without a lot of consideration. The number of possible Acca permutations grows exponentially as you add in more selections. For an easy example of this, a Super Yankee has 5 selections and “only” 25 separate bets.

The name Heinz is derived from the number of bets (57), and the slogan of H. J. Heinz, the world-famous American food company. "57 Varieties of Pickles" was their historical slogan, but the term has since spread and is used to refer to anything that is made from many parts and origins. Deliciously fitting for a bet that is made up of a bunch of smaller ones.

Why Use a Heinz Bet?

Heinz bets take the same principles of maximizing profits and spreading your stake for safety that all full-coverage combination bets do, and take them to the next level.

A bet this big is designed for large stakes and even larger profits. The idea is to take 6 selections, which would otherwise be just a few bets, and get as much profit as possible. As such, they are reserved for predictions you are fairly confident in. The good side is that this cuts down on the research and analysis you would need to make as big of a profit.

Granted, a simple six-fold accumulator would have just as big of a return. However, a six-fold accumulator would be extremely difficult to pull off, and only a single slip-up would mean a lost wager. Considering the kind of money that has to be involved with a Heinz, that would present a huge risk.

A Heinz bet, on the other hand, combats this risk by spreading the stake in a big way. Not getting any returns would be just as difficult. If your selections’ odds are all above 2.0 – and they should be for all bets of this kind – you are guaranteed to at least make back your investment even if only half of your picks win. If you’ve done your homework right in terms of making your selections, the statistics are on your side, which is what smart betting is all about.

The biggest Heinz bet downside is that you need to have a large stake and there’s no real way around it. Even if you were to put down just £1 per bet, that would still add up to a considerable stake of £57.

Deciding whether a Heinz is a good idea needs to be a careful balancing act of risk vs reward. Making use Heinz Bet advantages should come easy to experienced punters, but rolling stakes as high as these on bets with this amount of variables is not recommended for beginners.

How To Use the Heinz Bet Calculator

With this many moving parts, working out returns for a Heinz can be a real nightmare.

You have to take into account that six selections can win or lose, and all of them have their respective odds that work together in various accumulators. Luckily for us, it’s the 21st century and there’s an app for everything.

The first thing you need to do when using the calculator is to choose your odds format between decimal, fractional, and US Moneyline. Also, remember to check the corresponding box if your bet is each-way.

Of course, you’ll also have to figure out how much you’re planning to bet. Due to the massive impact, just a small adjustment can have on the total returns, you need to carefully think about whether the stakes are worth it. As previously stated, you cannot make a Heinz without risking a moderately large amount of money.

After that, all that's left to do before the matches start is to set selections' odds. You need to be careful here and make sure that the bookie's offer does not change before you fill out your betting slip – even a 0.05 difference in odds can have a notable effect on the results.

All that is left to do now is check how the various possible outcomes will affect your returns.

Heinz Bet Example

We’ve talked a lot about just how many outcomes a Heinz can have, but now we’ll demonstrate it with a concrete example. We’ll be using football Full Time Result wagers, as per Bet365 sportsbook. The reason we’ll be sticking to football, even though horse racing is arguably where Heinz is most popular, is because of the simplicity. There are no dead heats, withdrawals, and Rule 4s in football - the selection either wins or it doesn’t. We'll follow our advice and keep all the odds between 2.00 and 3.00. However, this may not ultimately be a good bet. The selections were made based on round odds at the time of writing this article. You can’t just make 6 selections any day of the week and expect them to have value. Just keep in mind that, if you’re trying to make a winning Heinz bet, do not try to imitate this example too closely.

Right, on to our selections:

Selection 1: Scottish Premiership match between St. Mirren and Heart of Midlothian. We’re betting on the Hearts at odds of 2.40.

Selection 2: Dutch Eredivisie matchup between RKC Waalwijk and Sparta Rotterdam. Our bet is an Away Win at odds of 2.30.

Selection 3: UEFA Champions League game of Real Madrid vs. Manchester United. We’re going for a Home Win at odds of 2.50

Selection 4: another Champions League match between Valencia and Atalanta. Home Win at odds of 2.20.

Selection 5: Premier League match of Arsenal vs. Everton. Home win at odds of 2.00.

Selection 6: English Premier League, Tottenham vs. Wolverhampton. We’re picking a Home Win at odds of 2.20.

Since the stake is spread to no less than 57 bets, we’ll keep it at a reasonable £1 per bet. We’re doing things a bit differently compared to our other combination bet guides because we feel like £5 per match would be a bit too much.

With that out of the way, let’s check out the different possibilities.

If the stars align and all of the selections win, we would get a massive return of £1191.77. Now, on a bet with this kind of stake, it might seem much lower than an equivalent six-fold accumulator. However, at these odds, a six-fold accumulator is a very long shot, while for a Heinz this possibility is merely the best-case scenario.

Outcome 2 is if only one of your selection is a loss. If the failing selection is number 5, which has the shortest odds, your returns would be £389.25. If that happens to be selection 3, your returns would be £332.58, while the rest fall somewhere in between.

Outcome 3 happens if you have 2 losing selections. In this case, your returns range from £91.69 to £115.26.

Outcome 4: half of your selections win. Total returns range from £23.32 to £31.07.

Outcome 5: only 2 selections win, which is the minimum requirement to get any returns. In this case, they would range from £4.40 to £6. At a stake of £57, this is almost negligible.

As previously stated, if only one or none of your selections win, your Heinz bet is settled as a loss and you win nothing.

Of course, the profits of any Heinz you might be making depend entirely on the odds and the stake for that specific situation. This example was provided merely to give you a general idea of how the rewards scale.

Heinz Bet FAQs

How to place a Heinz Bet?

To place a Heinz, all you have to do is pick out 6 different selections with your favourite betting site. Once you have them on your slip, an option to combine all of these into a Heinz should become available.

Horse Racing Heinz bets are by far the most popular, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make one for pretty much any sport or betting category. There are reports that some online bookies do not automatically offer football Heinz bets, which is a shame. Of course, you could always make one manually – but be warned, making 57 separate bets would take up a lot of time and effort. If your sportsbook does not offer this functionality, we suggest that you switch to one that does.

What is Heinz 57 bet?

Heinz 57 is a term used for any regular Heinz bet; they are the same thing. The number 57 is added simply to clarify just how many bets a Heinz consists of. Also, it is another allusion to the Heinz brand pickles from which the combination bet got its name. Scroll up to the “What is a Heinz Bet?” section of this article to find out more about how to do a Heinz bet.

What is a Super Heinz bet?

If you were to rank full-coverage combination bets by how many selections they require, a Super Heinz would be one step above the Heinz – hence the name. A Super Heinz thus consists of 7 selections rolled into a whopping 120 bets. To find out more about Super Heinz, check out Betting Fellow’s Super Heinz bet calculator page.

How does a Heinz bet work in football?

As mentioned previously, Heinz bets can work with any type of sports wager. Even the example in this Heinz betting guide uses football betting for reference.

There is often confusion about full-coverage combination bets and whether they can be effectively applied to football. However, this is a matter of tradition more than actual betting theory. Football punters like to stick to straightforward accumulators, while full-coverage bets are mostly present in horse racing. However, there is no reason you should not expand your horizons and use them whenever you spot a fitting opportunity.