A Super Yankee bet is a way of combining five selections in every possible arrangement of two or more. The bet has 26 selections altogether. This type of bet can be placed on any kind of sport but is most frequently used by horse racing bettors.
A Super Yankee is also known as a Canadian. It is the next step up from a Yankee which has four selections. The 26 legs of the bet cover every possible double, treble, fourfold and accumulator.
An each way Super Yankee can be placed if you want the added security of being able to win if your selections are narrowly defeated. Betting each way doubles your stake and creates two bets, one for only winners and one for placed horses.
For example, a £1 Super Yankee would have a total stake of £26, whereas a £1 each way Super Yankee has a cost of £52.
You must calculate the odds of each of the 26 legs, based on the individual odds of selections A, B, C, D and E. The odds for the entire bet are calculated in the following way:
Multiply your base stake by the odds of each leg to see how much each leg is potentially worth. Add all the amounts together to see how much you will win with five correct selections.
Both fractions and decimals can be used to calculate the odds of a Super Yankee. However, it is best to stick to one type of odds and not mix and match during the calculation process.
If you place a £1 Super Yankee, it will cost £26. If every horse has odds of 2/1 (3.00), this is how much you can potentially win:
The potential return when all 7 selections win in this case is £1,008. If you subtract the initial stake of £26, that’s a profit of £982. There are potentially huge payouts for small stakes with a Super Yankee.
A Super Yankee bet calculator helps calculate the odds and potential payouts of your bet. Remember, there are payouts on a Super Yankee for any combination of two or more correct selections. Check our list of the best sports betting sites for the best odds on your next Super Yankee bet.