# 9.13. Yankee

1. A Yankee consists of eleven bets involving four selections from different events, comprising 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 accumulator. You need two successful selections to guarantee a return.

For example, if the 4 selections and their odds were:

 A = 2.00 B = 3.50 C = 4.00 D = 1.50

(Fractional equivalent: Evens, 5/2, 3/1 & 1/2)

a) If all 4 selections won in a €1 Yankee the winnings would be calculated as such:

6 x Doubles

 Selections Odds Payout A + B 2.00 x 3.50 = 7.00 A + C 2.00 x 4.00 = 8.00 A + D 2.00 x 1.50 = 3.00 B + C 3.50 x 4.00 = 14.00 B + D 3.50 x 1.50 = 5.25 C + D 4.00 x 1.50 = 6.00

4 x Trebles

 Selections Odds Payout A + B + C 2.00 x 3.50 x 4.00 = 28.00 A + B + D 2.00 x 3.50 x 1.50 = 10.50 A + C + D 2.00 x 4.00 x 1.50 = 12.00 B + C + D 3.50 x 4.00 x 1.50 = 21.00

1 x Accumulator

 Selections Odds Payout A + B + C + D 2.00 x 3.50 x 4.00 x 1.50 = 42.00

The total payout for this bet would be the total of all 11 winning bets, in this case €156.75. The bet would cost €11 leaving an overall profit of €145.75.

b) Using the same odds and stake as above, if only 3 selections won and selection D lost the winnings would be calculated as such:

6 x Doubles

 Selections Odds Payout A + B 2.00 x 3.50 = 7.00 A + C 2.00 x 4.00 = 8.00 A + D 2.00 x Lose = Nil B + C 3.50 x 4.00 = 14.00 B + D 3.50 x Lose = Nil C + D 4.00 x Lose = Nil

4 x Trebles

 Selections Odds Payout A + B + C 2.00 x 3.50 x 4.00 = 28.00 A + B + D 2.00 x 3.50 x Lose = Nil A + C + D 2.00 x 4.00 x Lose = Nil B + C + D 3.50 x 4.00 x Lose = Nil

1 x Accumulator

 Selections Odds Payout A + B + C + D 2.00 x 3.50 x 4.00 x Lose = Nil

The total payout for this bet would be the total of all 4 winning bets, in this case €57.00 (the other 7 bets are losing ones). The bet would cost €11 leaving an overall profit of €46.00.