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What is a yankee bet?

A Yankee is a type of multiple bet that can be placed when exactly four outcomes have been added to your Unibet betslip. It comprises eleven bets in total, being made up of 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 four-fold combination. Because of this, your chosen stake will be multiplied by 11 to cover the overall cost of the bet. At least two outcomes must be settled as a winner on a Yankee bet to receive a return.

Example of a yankee bet

To place a Yankee, you must select the four outcomes that will make up your bet. These can be from any sport or eligible market found at Unibet, but not from the same event.

For example, this could be Arsenal to draw vs Liverpool (odds: 3.40), Wolves to draw vs Aston Villa (odds: 3.50), Barcelona to draw vs Atletico Madrid (odds: 4.00) and Juventus to draw vs Inter Milan (odds: 3.75).

Enter your desired stake into the Yankee box within your betslip. This will be multiplied automatically by 11 to give the overall outlay, i.e. a €1 stake will equate to €11. With eleven bets in total, we can calculate each one separately as follows:

  • Double – (3.40 x 3.50) x €1 = €11.90
  • Double – (3.40 x 4.00) x €1 = €13.60
  • Double – (3.40 x 3.75) x €1 = €12.75
  • Double – (3.50 x 4.00) x €1 = €14
  • Double – (3.50 x 3.75) x €1 = €13.125
  • Double – (4.00 x 3.75) x €1 = €15
  • Treble – (3.40 x 3.50 x 4.00) x €1 = €47.60
  • Treble – (3.40 x 3.50 x 3.75) x €1 = €44.625
  • Treble – (3.40 x 4.00 x 3.75) x €1 = €51
  • Treble – (3.50 x 4.00 x 3.75) x €1 = €52.50
  • Combination – (3.40 x 3.50 x 4.00 x 3.75) x €1 = €178.50

If all four outcomes are successful, the maximum returns will be the sum of each component of the Yankee bet combined. This equates to €454.60, giving us a profit of €443.60. If just two selections are settled as a winner, we can see that even the lowest of the above returns (outcome 1) will still cover the initial stake of €11.

Pros and cons of a yankee bet

The main pro of placing a Yankee bet is that you just need two outcomes out of four to be correct to receive a return. This can provide a good safety net if the winning odds are relatively high. However, the downside is that an 11x outlay is required to cover the bet in the first place.

Illustration of a yankee bet:

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How to use the bet calculator

The Unibet Betting Odds Calculator makes it incredibly easy to instantly view the returns of your selected bet type and stake. You can also easily change the odds display from fractional to decimal in the top right corner of the page, as per your preference.

To begin, first you must decide which type of bet you are looking to place. The Unibet Calculator ranges from simple doubles, trebles and combinations through to more advanced Trixies, Yankees, Heinz and Lucky 63 multiples, etc.

For example, if you select a ‘Goliath’ multiple bet, this will generate eight blank selections that make up a Goliath bet. You must now enter the odds of each of your eight picks manually, followed by the stake per line.

By pressing ‘Calculate Now’ this will display the total stake required to place the bet, along with the Total Return and Total Profit. Another great tool is that you can easily switch each selection from being a Winner into a Lost or Void outcome. Your overall returns will be adjusting automatically after calculating the returns again. This is a great way of visualising how your bet will perform should one or more selections not be successful.

Additional betting considerations

For horse racing gamblers in particular, the Unibet Betting Odds Calculator includes the provision for Each Way betting. By selecting this, the fields will now include an option for you to adjust the Place odds (as displayed on the race betting page itself) and thus instantly calculate the returns if your horse were to finish in the applicable place positions.

Another provision is that of Rule 4 deductions. This is implemented in a horse race if a participant is withdrawn after you have placed your bet – therefore adjusting the odds. Depending on the horse that has been withdrawn, you can adjust the deduction manually by selecting either 5% to 20% per Euro bet. Finally, you can also adjust the outcome to that of a Dead Heat should multiple horses cross the finish line at exactly the same time.