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A Yankee comprises 11 separate bets, so using our free Yankee bet calculator to work out your returns is much quicker than doing things the old-fashioned way. It’s also as easy as making the bet itself. Just enter some basic details about your selections, tap the Calculate button, and your expected returns will be displayed right away.

Single & Each Way

Total Stake

Total Return

Total Profit

What is a Yankee Bet?

The Yankee is one of the most popular multiple bets around. It’s offered at most of the safest betting sites in the UK and allows you to bet on four selections for doubles, trebles and one fourfold accumulator.

The Yankee will cost you 11 bets (22 if you want to bet each way). Only two winners are needed to secure a return from the bookie. If you get three or four successful selections, more of your Yankee bets will provide a return, as illustrated below:

Number of Winners Double Wins Treble Wins Fourfold Wins
1 0 0 0
2 1 0 0
3 3 1 0
4 6 4 1

This type of bet is a big favourite of horse racing fans, but it’s also common among those who bet on football and other sports. You can bet on events of the same type (such as four matches in the English Premier League) or mix and match bets on golf, tennis, greyhound racing and other sports, as you prefer. A full discussion of this wager can be found on our dedicated Yankee Bet page.

How to Use Our Yankee Bet Calculator

Our Yankee betting calculator has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible. All it requires to work out your returns are a few basic details about your selections. Follow the steps below, and you’ll have a Total Returns figure in next to no time:

  1. Activate Yankee Bet Mode

    The calculator app on this page has multiple modes. To use it as a Yankee bet calculator, change the default Single & Each Way mode to Yankee using the pulldown menu provided. If you want to use the app as an each-way Yankee calculator (which can be particularly useful for those who like to spend time at horse racing betting sites and want a Yankee horse bet calculator), you can do so by selecting the Yes option under the Each Way setting.
  2. Input Your Unit Stake

    Your unit stake is the amount of money you have bet on each part of the Yankee. For example, if you have placed a £1 Yankee with a total cost of £11, you would enter 1 in the Unit Stake field. The overall outlay of £11 (or £22 for an each-way Yankee) would then be displayed in the Total Stake window.
  3. Choose the Odds Format

    You will need to enter the odds for each of your selections in the next step. But first, you should choose what format you want to use to do that. Your options are fractional, decimal or American. Make your selection via the pulldown menu, and the odds fields of the Yankee calculator will be set up to match your preference.
  4. Provide the Betting Odds

    Now you can enter the odds for your Yankee bets into the Odds fields. Fractional odds have two fields each – one for each side of the fraction. Yankee calculator decimal and American formats have just one Odds field for each selection.
  5. Select the Place Term

    An additional Place Term field will also be visible if you are using the app as an EW Yankee calculator. You should use this to select the place term for each selection. This will typically be 1/4 or 1/5 the odds, but other options are available via the pulldown menu if you need them.
  6. Provide the Results

    All that remains for you to do as far as inputting information is concerned is to provide the results of your bets. You can use the pulldown menu alongside each selection to select whether it Won, Placed or Lost. Other options here, should you need them, include Dead Heat and Void. You can also select a Rule 4 deduction for any selection if that is relevant. If it isn’t, you can ignore that field.
  7. Calculate Your Yankee Returns

    At this point, it’s a good idea to look over the details you have entered to ensure no mistakes have been made. If you’re happy that everything looks as it should, click the Calculate button. Our Yankee odds calculator will then crunch the numbers and provide you with your Total Return and Total Profit figures.

Other Free Bet Calculators

With our Yankee calculator, bet returns can be figured out in less time than it takes to say ‘Yankee calc’. If you’d also like to work out returns for other types of bets, such as trebles, accumulators and Lucky 15s, be sure to take a look at our full range of bet calculator apps, all of which are completely free to use.


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Ian Bruce

Ian Bruce joined Safest Betting Sites in 2024 as Senior Sports Editor to oversee the quality and usefulness of its gambling content. He originally developed an interest in betting after landing a winning Yankee on his first attempt. He then spent years figuring out how to replicate that success. Along the way, he became one of the UK’s leading writers on the topic of betting and gaming. Ian’s career has now spanned more than three decades, and his enthusiasm for systematic and responsible betting hasn’t waned one bit. However, his preferred approach to winning these days is Dutching, for the simple reason that “It’s a lot easier than landing Yankees.”