What is a Lucky 15 Bet?
A Lucky 15 bet consists of 15 bets of equal value on selections in four separate events: four singles, six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold accumulator. The doubles, trebles and four-fold ensure that with each additional winner your returns can jump significantly as the various multiple bets come into play.
Why should you place a lucky 15 bet?
If you’ve got four selections in different events and you fancy each of them to win, a Lucky 15 bet covers all the multiple combinations (doubles, trebles and four-fold) and adds the insurance of four singles in case only one selection comes in.
Does placing a lucky 15 bet come with any negatives?
The main negative of a lucky 15 bet is that all 15 selections have the same stakes (a unit stake) Which means you are unable to alter your stake based on what odds you like the most. For example, you can’t place less money on longer odds and more money on the shorter odds (often the favourites).
An alternative to a lucky 15 bet is to add all the bets involved to your betting slip separately. This would allow you to stake more on the singles and multiples that include your most fancied selections and less on those including picks that are more of a long shot.
How does an each-way lucky 15 bet work?
An each-way Lucky 15 is a type of Lucky 15 in which all the bets are each-way bets. This means it includes a total of 30 bets and the total stake for each-way Lucky 15 is double than that of a standard Lucky 15.
What sports are the best for a lucky 15 bet?
Lucky 15 bets are traditionally associated with horse racing, but there is no reason why your go-to bet isn’t based on the football on a Saturday either. There’s nothing more frustrating than when you carefully research your teams to unearth some value picks, only for a nailed-on home favourite to get a man sent off in the first 10 minutes. With a Lucky 15 bet, the excitement keeps rolling because you’ve got a variety of singles, doubles and trebles still in play.
Is a lucky 15 bet better than an accumulator?
A traditional accumulator is lost when just one selection doesn’t win. If you’re more confident the majority of your selections will win, then a Lucky 15 is the best bet for you and will increase your chances of a positive return on your stake. Plus with the four single bets, an advantage is that it is a higher stake, higher reward bet.
Can you place a Lucky 15 bet on football?
The answer is yes, you can place a lucky 15 bet on football. If you were to place a Lucky 15 on football you would be betting on 4 different matches but with 15 different bets. For example 15 scenarios to happen within these 4 matches.
How do I work out the returns of my Lucky 15?
A Lucky 15 uses both your Acca and your singles as well as producing trebles and doubles that reward you for correctly calling 2/4 or 3/4 of your selections.
It’s important to understand how a Lucky 15 works because the potential payout can be huge. With four selections at say 4/1 and a Lucky 15 stake of £1 (total £15), your return would bring in £1,409.50 – including a win bonus of 10%. That represents a very high profit for a modest stake.
Your return from a Lucky 15 bet will essentially depend upon your number of winning selections and the odds applicable to each one.
Assessing your returns according to the odds available is done using a Lucky 15 bet calculator. This handy tool pre-checks your returns for different odds and stakes, which means you can adjust your betting strategy to what you can afford and the returns you wish to target.
What happens if one of my Lucky 15 bet selections is a non-runner?
You will be pleased to know that if you have a non-runner in a Lucky 15 is that your bet will still go ahead with the other three selections.
When placing Lucky 15s and one of your selections is a non-runner the bet will stand on any remaining selections. This means any single bets on non-runners will be void. The Double bets that contain a non-runner will become Singles, Treble bets become Doubles and the Accumulator will now be a Treble.
The lucky 15 bets will still stand and go ahead but it will be calculated removing the non-runner, obviously, the number of multiple bets will also be decreased.