Yankee Bet Calculator

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Yankee Bet Calculator explained

Yankee bet might be far from the most complicated full-coverage combination bet, but it still has a lot of possible outcomes. That means a lot of numbers to crunch if you want to figure out your returns. To make your life a lot easier, Betting Fellow hosts one of the best bet calculators you could find.

This page will be completely dedicated to the Yankee. Of course, we have bet calculators for all possible betting types, but here we’ll go in-depth with how Yankee bets work, their advantages and disadvantages, and a lot of other information you might find useful.

What is a Yankee Bet?

First thing’s first: let’s take a close look at how a Yankee bet works.

As a full-coverage combination bet, a Yankee bet takes 4 betting selections and combines them into all possible accumulators – 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a single four-fold accumulator. Note that a Yankee bet does not include singles.

So, which bets make a Yankee? To illustrate, let's name the four initial selections A, B, C, and D. All possible combinations would be:

Doubles: AB, AC, AD, BC, BD, and BD.

Trebles: ABC, ABD, ACD, and BCD.

Four-fold: ABCD.

That’s already quite a few bets to consider, which is why we made this bet calculator in the first place.

This means that each selection appears in 3 doubles, 3 trebles, and the fourfold, which serves to illustrate just how much you would be getting from a properly placed Yankee bet.

According to what is more-or-less a punter's urban legend, the Yankee was named after an American soldier who first used the system in the UK. Apparently, he managed to snag thousands in profits due to multiple roll-over mechanics, and the Yankee has been a mainstay in sports betting ever since.

Why Use a Yankee bet?

The benefits of Yankee bets are in line with the general purpose of full-coverage bets. The idea here is to get as much mileage as possible from a relatively small number of selections. This makes things a lot easier in terms of researching the right predictions. Picking which combination bet to go for is a matter of how many selections you want to make. Do note, however, that as they get more and more complicated, the stake required grows exponentially.

This is possibly one of the biggest disadvantages of Yankee bets. You are making 11 separate bets, and all of them need to have the same stake if you want the system to work as intended. Even small stakes can add up to huge sums, requiring a sizable starting bankroll. The key to making successful Yankee bets is carefully managing this risk to profit ratio. Simply put, there are times when a simple four-leg accumulator or four singles could be a better option.

Compared to an accumulator, however, a Yankee goes a long way with minimising potential losses and securing your stake. An accumulator would outright fail if even one of the selections loses. A Yankee, on the other hand, will earn you back your stake if at least 2 selections win (assuming, of course, that the individual odds for these are at least 2.00).

Yankee bets are for methodical punters who are good at figuring out value even in the face of complicated calculations. Compared to Trixies, they have a lot more variables than what might appear at first glance. This leaves a lot more room for error, but getting a perfect win with a Yankee is also much more difficult.

However, if you manage to get all of the selections right, the potential profits can be massive. This should come as no surprise, seeing how we’re dealing with 11 Accas – which are all highly rewarding in their own right.

How To Use the Yankee Bet Calculator

If you understand what Yankee bets are and how they work, you shouldn’t have too much trouble figuring the calculator out. However, we’ll give you a step-by-step explanation on how to use bet calculators, just in case. The first thing to do is to select how you want your odds to be formatted: fractionally, decimally, or US Moneyline. Also, make sure to chose whether your bet is considered each-way or not.

Next up, decide on your stake. You have two options here: you can divide your budget into 11 units and type it in as a stake per bet, or you can just enter your entire budget and let the calculator do the rest.

Now it’s time to deal with the selections themselves. For starters, enter the odds for each of them in the corresponding field. Make sure to use the format you selected previously. After that, you can switch which of those won and which lost and watch your potential profits be calculated accordingly.

If you look through some of the other available options, it will quickly become obvious that Yankee bets originate from horse racing, just like all full-coverage combination bets. For example, you can choose “dead heat” or “withdrawn” as a result of your selections. Additionally, you can check the “Rule 4” box. In horse racing, Rule 4 is used to adjust the odds if one or more horses are withdrawn from the race.

Yankee Bet Example

As always, the best way to truly grasp a concept is through an example. Seeing how football is by far the most popular sport when it comes to sports betting, we'll use bet365's football betting offers to pick a few wagers. We'll stick to the Full Time Result market to make it as simple as possible.

We’ll also point out that we don’t claim this to be a particularly good Yankee. There aren’t a lot of solid options at the time of the writing of this article, and we're just picking them based on nice, round odds that should be easy to calculate. We will, however, try to stick to our advice and only pick offers with odds of 2.00 or more.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at how to make a Yankee bet. The first thing to do is make 4 selections

Our first match will be a France League 1 matchup between Angers SCO and Montpellier HSC. Our pick will be a Home Win at odds of 2.40.

Our second selection is from the German Bundesliga: Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Hertha Berlin. Again, we’ll go for a Home Win at odds of 2.80.

For our third selection, we’ll go for a Premier League matchup of Arsenal and Everton. We’ll go for a Home Win at odds of 2.00.

And finally, the fourth selection is a Serie A match between Fiorentina and AC Milan. We’ll bet on Milan at odds of 2.50.

To keep it as simple as possible, let’s say our stake per bet is a nice, round £5. Spread over 11 separate bets that make up a Yankee and that brings us to a sizeable budget of £55.

As it is hopefully clear by now, a Yankee bet has quite a lot of possible outcomes, depending on how many of our selections are successful (and which ones, considering the different odds).

The ideal scenario is if all four of them won. If we take a quick look at the calculator, that would result in a total return of £624.80, which means a £569.80 profit. See what we mean about how amazing Yankee profits can be?

However, you can’t reliably predict that all four will win – not at these odds. The greatest strengths of Yankee bets, however, are in the degrees of success.

For example, let’s say 3 out of 4 selections were successful. That still gives us a successful treble, and our total stake will more than double nonetheless. Depending on which selection loses, the profits can end up anywhere between £84 and £127. Not as amazing, but still a tidy sum.

The third possibility is that only 2 of our picks win. Sadly, with these particular selections and the Yankee we made, this will not win back the full stake. Depending on which pair manages to win, the total return can be between £24 and £35. This is far from ideal, but at least not all of the initial bid of £55 is lost.

Lastly, if one or fewer of the selections are successful, the Yankee fails. This is always a risk with betting. Better luck next time!

Yankee Bet FAQs

How to play a Yankee bet?

The first step would be to find four selections, the foundation of any Yankee bet, and put them on your betting slip. Most betting sites these days will then give you an option of arranging them in a Yankee, in which case you can just set your stake per bet and make the bet.

If your favourite betting site does not have this functionality (or only offers it for horse races, as some do) you can still make a Yankee manually. This will take some work but is just a matter of placing 11 separate bets. If you keep the stakes the same across the board, you will end up with a Yankee. To reiterate, you would need 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and a four-fold accumulator.

Can you do a Yankee bet on football?

As we’ve discussed throughout this Yankee bet guide, you can theoretically make a Yankee bet out of any sport, category, and market out there. Even the example we made used football bets.

While it is true that Yankee bets are usually associated with horse racing, most top online bookies nowadays allow you to place a Yankee however you wish. Refer to the previous question for more details.

How does a Yankee bet payout?

Yankee bets, just like all full-coverage combination bets, has several different outcomes, and your final payout depends on how many of your selections won. Generally speaking, a completely spot-on Yankee can bring on massive payouts. For more detail, you can find how each result affects the payout in our Yankee example, further up on this page.

How much does a Yankee bet cost?

A Yankee bet consists of 11 different bets, which all require an identical stake. In other words – simply take whatever amount you were planning to put up as your stake and multiply it by 11. Alternatively, you can just divide your total budget by 11 to figure out how much you should wager per bet.

What does a Yankee bet consist of?

A Yankee bet consists of 6 doubles (2-leg accumulators), 4 trebles (3-leg accumulators) and one four-leg accumulator. Essentially, these are all possible combinations for 4 selections. We go further into detail in our "What is a Yankee bet" section, right on this page.

What is a Permed Yankee bet?

A Permutation Yankee bet, often shortened to Permed Yankee, is used in cases where you have 5 or more selections but want to make Yankee bets. For example, let’s say you had 5 predictions and you wanted to combine them in a Yankee. You would make Yankees out of all possible 4-selection combinations.

For example, let’s say you had selections A, B, C, D, and E. IF you were to make a Permed Yankee, you would technically end up with 4 Yankees:

Yankee 1: A, B, C, D

Yankee 2: A, B, C, E

Yankee 3: A, B, D, E

Yankee 4: A, C, D, E

Yankee 5: B, C, D, E

Keep in mind that this is not the same as a Super Yankee, which also consists of 5 selections. However, a Super Yankee also features one five-fold accumulator. Permed Yankees can technically consist of any number of selections, although it’s quite rare to see.