A Super Yankee is a combination bet covering five selections and a total of 26 bets, as follows:
10 x Doubles
10 x Trebles
5 x Four-folds
1 x Accumulator
As you can see with a Super Yankee bet, there are no singles. This means that whilst you can win massive amounts with a Super Yankee bet, those winnings decrease substantially if one of the five selections turns out to be a loser.
The origins of the term Super Yankee are unknown, but it is thought it was named in honour of an American gambler who once won a huge amount of money just on five selections.
The Super Yankee is also known as a Canadian.
Which Betting Company Offers Super Yankee?
The Super Yankee is traditionally a bet used in Horse Racing, so if you want to place a Super Yankee bet, it’s best to stick with a bookmakers who has an excellent reputation when it comes to the horses, such as William Hill or Ladbrokes. Nearly all bookmakers will allow you to combine any number of selections into a Super Yankee bet, even across different sports.
You can select options via the online portal of your chosen bookmakers to make your bet. If you are at a high street bookies, just use one of the specially provided betting slips, or mark your five selections on a normal slip and write “Super Yankee” across the top.
Is Super Yankee Right For Me?
The main aspect of the Super Yankee to consider is that it has no singles. That means that at least two of your selections must be winners for you to see any returns. It often pays to mix short priced contenders with longer priced contenders when you construct your Super Yankee bet. This means you are likely to obtain at least some return on your wager.
Example Super Yankee bet:
Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace @ 1/4
Arsenal to beat Spurs @ Evens
Watford to beat Everton @ 3/1
Leicester to beat Southampton @ 5/2
West Ham United to beat Liverpool @ 5/1
£1 stake = 26 bets @ £1 = £26 wagered.
Man United (£1 x 1/4) = £1.25 →
& Arsenal £1.25 x Evens = £2.50
& Watford £2.50 x 3/1 = £10
& Leicester £10 x 5/2 = £35
& West Ham £35 x 5/1 = £210
& West Ham £10 x 5/1 = £60
& Leicester £2.50 x 5/2 = £8.75
& West Ham £8.75 x 5/1 = £52.50
& West Ham £2.50 x 5/1 = £15
& Watford £1.25 x 3/1 = £5
& Leicester £5 x 5/2 = £17.50
& West Ham £17.50 x 5/1 = £105
& West Ham £5 x 5/1 = £30
& Leicester £1.25 x 5/2 = £4.38
& West Ham £4.28 x 5/1 = £25.28
& West Ham £1.25 x 5/1 = £7.50
Arsenal (£1 x Evens) = £2 →
& Watford £2 x 3/1 = £8
& Leicester £8 x 5/2 = £28
& West Ham £28 x 5/1 = £168
& West Ham £8 x 5/1 = £48
& Leicester £2 x 5/2 = £7
& West Ham £7 x 5/1 = £42
& West Ham £2 x 5/1 = £12
Watford (£1 x 3/1) = £4 →
& Leicester £4 x 5/2 = £14
& West Ham £14 x 5/1 = £84
& West Ham £4 x 5/1 = £24
Leicester (£1 x 5/2) = £3.50 =>
& West Ham £3.50 x 5/1 = £21
Total Winnings = £1,045.38
Note, if one of the above selections fails, like for example, Leicester failing to win then the payout reduces from £1.045.38 to £222.
It has to be said that bookies love the Super Yankee bet, mainly because it doesn’t contain any singles. The odds of two things happening rather than one is always greater, so the chances of success are always less.
There is no doubt that the Super Yankee can win you substantial amounts, but only really if four or all five of your selections come home. You might also want to think about adding five singles to your bet, just in case.