Bet Types

 

This is a list of the standard bets uk bookmakers offer.


The following is a list of bets accepted at most uk bookmakers. In some cases, the same bet is known by a number of different names. Each is listed with an example where appropriate.


Single/Straight


A single or straight is a bet on 1 selection. Your selection must be successful to have a return.


For example:
Arsenal to win at Man Utd.


Arsenal would have to win for your bet to be successful.


Double/Round Robin/2 play parlay


A double, round robin or 2 play parlay is 1 bet involving 2 selections in different events. Both selections must be successful for the bet to win, with returns from the first reinvested on the second.


For example:
Arsenal to win at Man Utd.
Best Mate to win the Cheltenham Cup.


Both Arsenal and Best Mate would have to win for the bet to be successful.


Treble/3 play parlay


A treble or 3 play parlay is 1 bet involving 3 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Returns from the first are reinvested on the second and then onto the third.


For example:
Arsenal to win at Man Utd.
Best Mate to win the Cheltenham Cup.
Michael Schumacher to win the Belgian Grand Prix.


Arsenal, Best Mate and Michael Schumacher would all have to win for the bet to be successful.


Four-fold/4 play parlay


A four-fold or 4 play parlay is 1 bet involving 4 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


For example:
Arsenal to win at Man Utd.
Best Mate to win the Cheltenham Cup.
Michael Schumacher to win the Belgian Grand Prix.
Tiger Woods to win the US Open


Arsenal, Best Mate, Michael Schumacher and Tiger Woods would all have to win for the bet to be successful.


Five-fold/5 play parlay


A five-fold or 5 play parlay is 1 bet involving 5 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Six-fold/6 play parlay


A six-fold or 6 play parlay is 1 bet involving 6 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Seven-fold/7 play parlay


A seven-fold or 7 play parlay is 1 bet involving 7 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Eight-fold/8 play parlay


An eight-fold or 8 play parlay is 1 bet involving 8 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Nine-fold/9 play parlay


A nine-fold or 9 play parlay is 1 bet involving 9 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Ten-fold/10 play parlay


A ten-fold or 10 play parlay is 1 bet involving 10 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Eleven-fold/11 play parlay


An eleven-fold or 11 play parlay is 1 bet involving 11 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Twelve-fold/12 play parlay


A twelve-fold or 12 play parlay is 1 bet involving 12 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Thirteen-fold/13 play parlay


A thirteen-fold or 13 play parlay is 1 bet involving 13 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Fourteen-fold/14 play parlay


A fourteen-fold or 14 play parlay is 1 bet involving 14 selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.


Trixie


A trixie consists of 4 bets involving 3 selections in different events, 3 doubles and 1 treble. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.


For example:
Arsenal to win at Man Utd.
Best Mate to win the Cheltenham Cup.
Michael Schumacher to win the Belgian Grand Prix.


If any 2 of your selections win, 1 of the double bets gives a return. If all 3 of your selections win, all 3 of the doubles, and the treble give a return.


Patent


A patent consists of 7 bets involving 3 selections in different events, 3 singles, 3 doubles and 1 treble. Any one winning selection guarantees a return.


For example:
Arsenal to win at Man Utd.
Best Mate to win the Cheltenham Cup.
Michael Schumacher to win the Belgian Grand Prix.


If any 1 of your selections wins, 1 of the single bets gives a return. If any 2 selections win, 2 of the single bets and 1 of the doubles give a return. If all 3 selections win, then all 3 singles, all 3 doubles and the treble give a return.


Permed Patent


A permed patent involves between 4 and 6 selections, with the patent being made up of all the possible combinations of three different selections.


For example:
Arsenal to win at Man Utd. (a)
Best Mate to win the Cheltenham Cup. (b)
Michael Schumacher to win the Belgian Grand Prix. (c)
Tiger Woods to win the US Open. (d)


The permed patent would be 28 bets (4 individual patents)


  Singles Doubles Trebles
Patent 1- a, b, c a, b, c ab, ac, bc a, b, c
Patent 2 - a, b, d a, b, d ab, ad, bd a, b, d
Patent 3 - a, c, d a, c, d ad, ac, cd a, c, d
Patent 4 - b, c, d b, c, d bd, cd, bc b, c, d


Yankee


A yankee consists of 11 bets involving 4 selections in different events, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 four-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.


For example:
Arsenal to win at Man Utd.
Best Mate to win the Cheltenham Cup.
Michael Schumacher to win the Belgian Grand Prix.
Tiger Woods to win the US Open


If any 2 of your selections win, 1 of the doubles gives a return. If any 3 selections win, 3 of the double bets and 1 of the trebles give a return. If all 4 selections win, then all 6 doubles, 4 trebles and the four-fold give a return.


Permed Yankee


A permed yankee involves 5 or 6 selections in different events; the yankee bets are made up of the possible combinations of four different selections.


An example based on the following 5 selections:
Arsenal to win at Man Utd. (a)
Best Mate to win the Cheltenham Cup. (b)
Michael Schumacher to win the Belgian Grand Prix. (c)
Tiger Woods to win the US Open. (d)
Night Flyer to win the 4:15 at Kempton (e)


The permed yankee would be 55 bets (5 individual yankee bets)


  Doubles Trebles Four-Folds
Yankee 1 - a,b,c,d ab,ac,ad,bc,bd,cd abc,abd,acd,bcd abcd
Yankee 2 - a,b,c,e ab,ac,ae,bc,be,ce abc,abe,ace,bce abce
Yankee 3 - a,b,d,e ab,ae,ad,be,bd,ed abd,abe,ade,bde abde
Yankee 4 - a,c,d,e ae,ac,ad,ec,ed,cd acd,ace,ade,cde acde
Yankee 5 - b,c,d,e eb,ec,ed,bc,bd,cd bcd,bce,bde,cde bcde


Lucky 15


A lucky 15 consists of 15 bets involving 4 selections in different events, 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 four-fold. Any one winning selection guarantees a return.


If any 1 of your selections wins, 1 of the single bets gives a return. If any 2 of your selections win, 2 of the single bets and 1 of the doubles give a return. If any 3 selections win, 3 of the singles, 3 of the doubles and 1 of the trebles give a return. If all 4 selections win, then all 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and the four-fold give a return.


Lucky 15 bonuses apply to all sports and bet types, with the exception of US Sports, Numbers betting (Lottos etc), Goals Over/Under, Asian Handicaps, Goal Line and 2-way handicap betting on Rugby. All selections must run for bonuses to apply. For 1 winner only, we pay double the odds. If all 4 selections win we pay a 15% bonus on total returns. (N.B. Bonuses are not paid on place parts of each-way bets).


Super Yankee


A super yankee consists of 26 bets involving 5 selections in different events, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds and 1 five-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.


Lucky 31


A lucky 31 consists of 31 bets involving 5 selections in different events, 5 singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles and 5 four-folds and 1 five-fold. Any one winning selection guarantees a return.


Lucky 31 bonuses apply to all sports and bet types, with the exception of US Sports, Numbers betting (Lottos etc), Goals Over/Under, Asian Handicaps, Goal Line and 2-way handicap betting on Rugby. All selections must run for bonuses to apply. For 1 winner only, we pay double the odds. If all 5 selections win we pay a 20% bonus on total returns. (N.B. Bonuses are not paid on place parts of each-way bets).


Heinz


A heinz consists of 57 bets involving 6 selections in different events, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, 6 five-folds and 1 six-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.


Lucky 63


A lucky 63 consists of 63 bets involving 6 selections in different events, 6 singles, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, 6 five-folds and 1 six-fold. Any one winning selection guarantees a return.


Lucky 63 bonuses apply to all sports and bet types, with the exception of US Sports, Numbers betting (Lottos etc), Goals Over/Under, Asian Handicaps, Goal Line and 2 way handicap betting on Rugby. All selections must run for bonuses to apply. For 1 winner only, we pay double the odds. If all 6 selections win we pay a 25% bonus on total returns. If 5 selections win we pay a 10% bonus on the total returns. (N.B. Bonuses are not paid on place parts of each-way bets).


Alphabet


An alphabet consists of 26 bets involving 6 selections in different events, 2 patents (14 bets), 1 yankee (11 bets), and 1 six-fold (1 bet). Any one winning selection guarantees a return.


Bonuses are offered on alphabets, when the selections are horses or greyhounds (not ante-post) or correct scores on soccer. If all 6 selections win we pay a 10% bonus on total returns. (N.B. Bonuses are not paid on place parts of each-way bets).


Super Heinz


A super heinz consists of 120 bets involving 7 selections in different events, 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 four-folds, 21 five-folds, 7 six-folds and 1 seven-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.


Goliath


A goliath consists of 247 bets involving 8 selections in different events, 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 four-folds, 56 five-folds, 28 six-folds, 8 seven-folds and 1 eight-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.


Block


A block is a full cover bet involving 9, 10, 11 or 12 selections. All possible doubles, trebles and upward are included in a block. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.


Union Jack


A union jack bet involves 9 selections in different events, written out as follows to form 8 groups of 3.


3 horizontal lines (1-2-3 / 4-5-6 / 7-8-9)
3 vertical lines (1-4-7 / 2-5-8 / 3-6-9)
& 2 diagonals (1-5-9 / 3-5-7)


1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9


Each group of 3 can be staked as trebles, patents or trixies. Therefore union jack trebles consist of 8 bets from 9 selections, union jack patents consist of 56 bets from 9 selections and union jack trixies consist of 32 bets from 9 selections.


Bonuses are offered on union jacks by bet365, when the selections are horses or greyhounds (not ante-post) or correct scores on soccer.


2 successful win trebles - 10% added to win returns
3 successful win trebles - 20% added to win returns
4 successful win trebles - 30% added to win returns
5 successful win trebles - 40% added to win returns
6 successful win trebles - 50% added to win returns
8 successful win trebles - 100% added to win returns


(N.B. In union jack patents and union jack trixies the above bonuses only apply to the trebles).


FORECAST


Forecast betting involves predicting 1st and 2nd places in a horse or greyhound race. Forecast dividends are declared after each race, based on starting prices and quoted to a £1 stake.


Straight forecast (sfc)


A straight forecast is 1 bet involving 2 selections in the same race to finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order.


For example:
4.15pm at Kempton
1st - Night Flyer
2nd - Rusty Ranger
£5 straight forecast.


Night Flyer must finish in 1st place, and Rusty Ranger must finish in 2nd place for this bet to win. The return would be five times the forecast dividend.


Reversed forecast (rfc)


A reversed forecast is 2 bets involving 2 selections in the same race to finish 1st and 2nd in either order.


For example:
4.15pm at Kempton
Night Flyer
Rusty Ranger
£5 reversed forecast(2 unit stakes @ £5, total stakes £10).


Night Flyer and Rusty Ranger must finish in 1st and 2nd place in either order for this bet to win. The return would be five times the forecast dividend.


Straight forecast double


A straight forecast double is 1 bet, like a standard double, involving 2 straight forecasts across 2 races. Both forecasts must be successful for the bet to win, with returns from the first reinvested on the second.


For example:
4.15pm at Kempton
1st - Night Flyer
2nd - Rusty Ranger


4.45pm at Doncaster
1st - Class Act
2nd - Believe In Me


£5 straight forecast double.


If the 4.15pm forecast is successful, five times the forecast dividend would be reinvested as the stake on the 4.45pm forecast. If this second forecast is also successful then the double is a winning bet. The return would be the reinvested stake multiplied by the 4.45pm forecast dividend.


Straight forecast treble


A straight forecast treble is 1 bet, like a standard treble, involving 3 straight forecasts across 3 races. All 3 forecasts must be successful for the bet to win, with returns from the first reinvested on the second and then onto the third.


Straight forecast patent


A straight forecast patent is 7 bets, like a standard patent, involving 3 straight forecasts across 3 races. The bet includes 3 singles, 3 doubles and 1 treble. Any one winning forecast guarantees a return.


Straight forecast yankee


A straight forecast yankee is 11 bets, like a standard yankee, involving 4 straight forecasts across 4 races. The bet includes 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 four-fold. Any two winning forecasts guarantee a return.


Reversed forecast double


A reversed forecast double is 4 bets, involving 2 reversed forecasts across 2 races. Both reversed forecasts must be successful for the bet to win, with returns from the first reinvested on the second.


For example:
4.15pm at Kempton
Night Flyer (a)
Rusty Ranger (b)


4.45pm at Doncaster
Class Act (c)
Believe In Me (d)


£5 reversed forecast double. (4 unit stakes @ £5, total stakes £20)


The following table shows how there are 4 possible winning outcomes to this bet.


  1 2 3 4
Race 1 - 4.15pm a-b a-b b-a b-a
Race 2 - 4.45pm c-d d-c c-d d-c


Any of the above combinations across the 2 races makes the double a winner.


Five times the 4.15pm forecast dividend would be reinvested as the stake on the 4.45pm rfc. The winning return would be this stake multiplied by the 4.45pm forecast dividend.


Reversed forecast treble


A reversed forecast treble is 8 bets, involving 3 reversed forecasts across 3 races. All 3 reversed forecasts must be successful for the bet to win, with returns from the first reinvested on the second and then onto the third.


For example:
4.15pm at Kempton
Night Flyer (a)
Rusty Ranger (b)


4.45pm at Doncaster
Class Act (c)
Believe In Me (d)


5.30pm at Newmarket
Yahoo (e)
Sunshine (f)


£5 reversed forecast treble. (8 unit stakes @ £5, total stakes £40)


The following table shows how there are 8 possible winning outcomes to this bet.


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Race 1 a-b a-b b-a b-a a-b a-b b-a b-a
Race 2 c-d d-c c-d d-c c-d d-c c-d d-c
Race 3 e-f f-e e-f f-e f-e e-f f-e e-f


Any of the above combinations across the 3 races makes the treble a winner. Five times the 4.15pm forecast dividend would be reinvested as the stake on the 4.45pm rfc. This stake is then multiplied by the 4.45pm forecast dividend. This sum is in turn reinvested as the stake on the third race. The winning return would be this final stake multiplied by the 5.30pm forecast dividend.


Combination forecast (cfc)


A combination forecast involves 3 or more selections in the same race, with any 2 to finish 1st and 2nd in any order to give a return.


For example:
4.15pm at Kempton
Night Flyer
Rusty Ranger
Bailey Boy


£5 combination forecast. (6 unit stakes @ £5, total stakes £30).


The table below shows the 6 possible winning outcomes to this bet.


  1 2 3 4 5 6
Result a-b a-c b-a b-c c-a c-b


The return would be five times the forecast dividend.


The number of bets in a combination forecast is calculated by multiplying the number of selections by the preceding number e.g. for 3 selections, number of bets is 3 x 2 = 6.


Combination forecast doubles & trebles


These involve combination forecasts across 2 races (doubles) or 3 races (trebles). Each combination forecast must be successful for the bet to win, with returns reinvested on subsequent selections.


For example:
4.15pm at Kempton
Night Flyer
Rusty Ranger
Bailey Boy


4.45pm at Doncaster
Class Act
Believe In Me
Mr Vain
Fancy That


£0.50 combination forecast double (72 unit stakes @ £0.50, total stakes £36.00)


In the 4.15pm any two of the three must finish 1st and 2nd. £0.50 multiplied by the forecast dividend gives the sum to be reinvested as the stake on the 4.45pm race. In this second race any two of the four must finish 1st and 2nd for this bet to win. The winning return would be this reinvested stake multiplied by the 4.45pm forecast dividend.


The total number of bets in a cfc double or cfc treble is calculated by multiplying the number of bets in each cfc together.


TRICAST


Tricast betting involves predicting 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in a horse or greyhound race. Tricasts are only available on handicap horse races with eight or more runners and featured greyhound race meetings.


Tricast dividends are declared after each race, based on starting prices and quoted to a £1 stake.


Straight tricasts (stc)


A straight tricast is 1 bet involving 3 selections in the same race to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order.


For example:
4.15pm at Kempton
1st - Night Flyer
2nd - Rusty Ranger
3rd - Bailey Boy


£5 straight tricast.


Night Flyer must finish 1st, Rusty Ranger must finish 2nd and Bailey Boy must finish 3rd for this bet to win. The return would be five times the tricast dividend.


Combination tricasts


A combination tricast involves 3 or more selections in the same race, with any 3 to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order, to give a return.


For example:
4.45pm at Doncaster
Class Act
Believe In Me
Mr Vain
Fancy That


£1 combined tricast. (24 unit stakes @ £1, total stakes £24).


Any 3 of the 4 selections must finish in the first 3 places. The return would be £1 multiplied by the tricast dividend.


The number of bets in a combination tricast is calculated by multiplying the number of selections by it's two preceding numbers e.g. for 4 selections, number of bets is 4 x 3 x 2 = 24.


Showcast


A showcast is a fixed price forecast or tricast, based on our early prices or show from the racecourse. Available on UK and Irish horses, and Greyhounds.


Teaser


A teaser is 1 bet involving 2 or more point spread or game total selections on football and basketball. A fixed number of points are bought or sold on all selections in the teaser. Pay out odds are fixed depending on the number of teams and the number of points bought or sold. All selections must be successful for the bet to win.


For example: the following two selections as a 2-play parlay/double would be offered as follows:


Selection Event Line Odds Payout
1 GEO Force @ DET Fury(Point Spread) GEO Force +5.5 10/11 A stake of 10 would return 36.44
2 IND Firebirds @ COL Crush(Point Spread) IND Firebirds +4.0 10/11


As a 6-point teaser, the lines would be adjusted by the value of +6.


Selection Event Line Buy/Sell Points Payout
1 GEO Force @ DET Fury(Point Spread) GEO Force +11.5 +6 A stake of 10 would return 19.09
2 IND Firebirds @ COL Crush(Point Spread) IND Firebirds +10.0


Buying points is simply changing the handicap and also the potential payout.


If Bet


An If bet is 1 bet involving 2 to 12 straight play selections joined by a condition. There are two types: - (1) 'Single Action' where the player will have action on the second straight bet if the first play wins only, and so on in the chain of plays; (2) 'Double Action' where the player will have action on the second play only if the first play wins, ties, or the game is cancelled, and so on in the chain. Wherever there is a loser, the bet stops.


Reverse If bet


A Reverse If bet is 2 bets involving 2 to 12 straight play selections joined by conditions. Like a regular If bet, but the chain runs 2 ways, both down the betting slip and up the betting slip making two bets. Both 'Single' and 'Double Action' are available. Wherever there is a loser, the bet stops.


Not to Win (Lay bet)


Betting on a horse to not win their race.


Exacta


An exacta is a pool bet involving 2 selections in the same race, predicting 1st and 2nd place in the correct order.


For example:
Race 1 at Philadelphia Park
1st - Jetson
2nd - Hampshire Lad
$5 Exacta.


Jetson must finish in 1st place, and Hampshire Lad must finish in 2nd place for this bet to win. Should an exacta bet contain a non-runner, the bet will be void.


Reversed Exacta


A reversed exacta is 2 bets involving 2 selections in the same race to finish 1st and 2nd in either order.


For example:
Race 1 at Philadelphia Park
Jetson
Hampshire Lad
$5 reversed exacta (2 unit stakes @ $5, total stakes $10).


Jetson and Hampshire Lad must finish in 1st and 2nd place in either order for this bet to win. Should an exacta bet contain a non-runner, the bet will be void.


Trifecta


A trifecta is a pool bet which involves predicting 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the same race. To be a succesful bet, the selections must finish in the exact order predicted. Should a trifecta bet contain a non-runner, the bet will be void.


Combination Trifecta


A combination trifecta is a pool bet bet which involves predicting 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the same race. To be a succesful bet, the selections can finish in the any order. Should a trifecta bet contain a non-runner, the bet will be void.


Superfecta


A superfecta is a pool bet which involves predicting 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in the same race. To be a succesful bet, the selections must finish in the exact order predicted. Should a superfecta bet contain a non-runner, the bet will be void.


Combination Superfecta


A combination superfecta is a pool bet which involves predicting 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in the same race. To be a succesful bet, the selections can finish in any order. Should a superfecta bet contain a non-runner, the bet will be void.


Quinella


A quinella is a single pool bet based on two selections in the same race. The selections can finish 1st and 2nd in any order for the bet to win. Should a quinella bet contain a non-runner, the bet will be void.

 

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