Different Types of Yankee Bets

What is a Yankee?  
Instead of taking one bet as a multiple for example with just 4 teams (or 4 different numbers for Lucky Numbers), you can take all the combinations of those teams in combination bets.


A yankee bet will give you all the combination bets for those 4 teams, and it works out to 11 bets.

So for example if you had the following 4 teams:
Chelsea
Arsenal
Stoke
Everton

A normal multiple bet will just give you those 4 teams as one bet.

With a yankee bet, you get all the combinations with those 4 teams.

The combinations are:
1 quad, 4 trebles, 6 doubles

1. Chelsea-Arsenal
2. Chelsea-Stoke
3. Chelsea-Everton
4. Arsenal-Stoke
5. Arsenal-Everton
6. Stoke-Everton
7. Chelsea-Arsenal-Stoke
8. Chelsea-Arsenal-Everton
9. Chelsea-Stoke-Everton
10. Arsenal-Stoke-Everton
11. Chelsea-Arsenal-Stoke-Everton

Now it will cost you to bet for all 11 bets. So if you bet R1 per bet, it will cost you R11. If you put R10 per bet, it will cost you R110.

Now as the chart explains below, if one team loses, then a number of your bets in your yankee will be losing.

So if Chelsea loses, then your 11 bets goes down to 4 bets that still have a chance of winning:

4. Arsenal-Stoke
5. Arsenal-Everton
6. Stoke-Everton
10. Arsenal-Stoke-Everton

If two teams lose, say Chelsea and Arsenal, you are only left with one bet that can be winning:

6. Stoke-Everton

Then if three teams lose, then all your bets are losing. There are no single bets included in the yankee.

Yankees are nice bets to take if you are confident with 4 selections because it saves you taking all the combination bets individually. How ever you have to pay for each of the bets, and if one team loses, then quite a few of your combinations get knocked out.

Below is an explanation of the 3 leg, 4 leg, and 5 leg yankees:

Different Yankee Types:

PATENT (aka Trixie) - 3 LEGS
A wager on three selections and consisting of four separate bets: 3 doubles and a treble. A minimum two selections must win to gain a return.
Minimum cost = R4 (R1 per bet)

YANKEE - 4 LEGS
A wager on four selections and consisting of 11 separate bets: 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a fourfold accumulator. A minimum two selections must win to gain a return.
Minimum cost = R11 (R1 per bet)

CANADIAN (aka Super Yankee) - 5 LEGS
A wager on five selections and consisting of 26 separate bets: 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfolds and a fivefold accumulator. A minimum two selections must win to gain a return.
Minimum cost = R26 (R1 per bet)



Below is a table showing how many combinations you get for your bet.  The right hand side, shows what combinations will be left if one bet loses.  As you see, you need two legs to win for any yankee to show some form of return.

YANKEE TYPE
IF X BET LOSES, BETS LEFT
PATENT
COMBINATIONS
1
2
3
4
1
1x2
2x3
X
X
X
2
1x3




3
2x3




4
1x2x3












IF X BET LOSES, BETS LEFT
YANKEE
COMBINATIONS
1
2
3
4
1
1x2
2x3
3x4
X
X
2
1x3
2x4



3
1x4
3x4



4
2x3
2x3x4



5
2x4




6
3x4




7
1x2x3




8
1x2x4




9
1x3x4




10
2x3x4




11
1x2x3x4












IF X BET LOSES, BETS LEFT
CANADIAN
COMBINATIONS
1
2
3
4
1
1x2
2x3
3x4
4x5
X
2
1x3
2x4
3x5


3
1x4
2x5
4x5


4
1x5
3x4
3x4x5


5
2x3
3x5



6
2x4
4x5



7
2x5
2x3x4



8
3x4
2x3x5



9
3x5
2x4x5



10
4x5
3x4x5



11
1x2x3
2x3x4x5



12
1x2x4




13
1x2x5




14
1x3x4




15
1x3x5




16
1x4x5




17
2x3x4




18
2x3x5




19
2x4x5




20
3x4x5




21
1x2x3x4




22
1x2x3x5




23
1x2x4x5




24
1x3x4x5




25
2x3x4x5




26
1x2x3x4x5