Last updated January 25th, 2023
Just Bookies’ Bet Calculator works out your winning wagers. Check returns from your single and combination sports bets. Our betting calculator settles the lot:
How To Use Betting Calculator:
- Pick your chosen bet type (whether that be a single, double, yankee etc) and enter in your stake size (for example ’10’ if your stake was £/€10).
- If you placed an each-way bet then tick the each-way box.
- Put in the odds for each of your selections (ie: 2/1, 4/1 etc).
- Choose what happened to each individual selection ie: if they won, placed, lost or were a non-runner.
- Click ‘calculate’ and the amount of money your bet returns to you is displayed.
- If you want to start over from the beginning with the same type of bet then click ‘reset.’
- Click ‘home’ if you want to choose an entirely different bet type.
It is the easiest way to calculate your winning sports bets or to work out how much you might be paid if all your selections win. This way you will always know what the bookies owe you.
Bet Types Explained: Glossary of Bets That Our Calculator Works Out
Our glossary of sports bet types explains the different wagers that can be placed with the bookmakers, including accumulators (also known as ‘accas’) and combination bets. The Just Bookies’ Bet Calculator can work them all out for you:
Single: This is the simplest bet of them all. A single bet can either be a straight ‘win bet’ ie: £10 win at 3/1, which would win you £30 but return you £40 (£30 winnings + £10 stake). You can also have an ‘each-way single’. This is effectively two bets: £10 to win and £10 to place. If the advertised place terms on the horse race are 1/5 odds 1,2,3 then it means you receive 1/5th the odds for the place part of the bet if the horse comes in the first three. For example: You might have £10ew on a horse at 10/1. If it wins then you receive your winning return of £110 and the place return of £30 (1/5th odds a place means 10/1 becomes 2/1 for the place part of the bet. That gives £20 winnings for the place + your £10 place stake returned). If the horse in this example came 2nd or 3rd then it only placed. So you would lose your £10 win part of the bet but you win your £10 place bet and are returned the placed monies due only ie: £30.
Double: A double is picking a selection in two separate races. Any winnings from the first selection automatically then go onto the second selection. For example: You might have a ‘£10 win double’ on Horse A (3.0 Kempton) at 2/1 and Horse B at 4/1 (4.15 Epsom). In that case all winnings from Horse A (assuming it wins) go onto Horse B. The first wins at 2/1, returning you £30. That £30 is then rolling onto the second selection. If that then wins at 4/1 you have 4/1 x £30 = £120 + £30 stake returned = £150 returned to you for your initial £10 stake. With a win double there are no prizes if only one leg wins – if one of the two selections loses then your bet has lost.
Treble: A treble is the same as a double except with three legs to the wager rather than two. You can have each-way doubles and trebles, not just a win.
Fourfold: This is the same as a treble but with four separate selections, all in different events, instead of three. If you did a ‘win fourfold’ then all would have to win to get a return. Just one loser would see the bet lose. An each-way fourfold would see the place part of that bet win if they all at least placed.
Accumulator: An accumulator, also known in betting parlance as an ‘acca’, is a double or upwards. So a treble or fourfold is also an accumulator. It is the generic term for this type of combination wager. With an accumulator you can have as many legs as you like. You could string eight or more football matches together or mix them up with other sports events too if you wanted. The thing about accumulators is that while they can potentially win you a fortune for a small stake, you are reliant on having a lot of winning selections to get a positive result. Just one loser can spoil it for you. You can work out the returns on a winning ‘acca’ using the free bet calculator above.
Trixie: With a trixie you choose three separate selections in different events that you think will win. A trixie bet gives you the three possible doubles and the one treble. So it is four bets (3 x doubles; 1 x treble).
Patent: A patent is the same as a trixie except it also adds in the singles. So there are seven bets across three selections: 3 x doubles, 1 x treble, 3 x singles. As with any of these ‘multiple’ or ‘combination’ bets, you can have a ‘win patent’ or an ‘each-way patent.’
Yankee: A yankee is just the same as a trixie except it combines four selections instead of three. A yankee is all the doubles and upwards possible with four selections. So it is 11 bets in total: 6 x doubles, 4 x trebles and 1 x fourfold.
Lucky 15: This is a yankee but with the four singles bets as well. So that makes 15 bets.
Lucky 31: A Lucky 31 uses five selections. It is all possible singles (5 of them), doubles (10), trebles (10), fourfolds (5) and the 1 x fivefold. Unsurprisingly given the name, that makes 31 bets.
Heinz: The clue to the number of bets is in the name. The advertising used to say Heinz (the baked beans company) had 57 varieties and so the eponymous combination bet does too. This doubles and upwards across six selections.
Scoop 6: The Scoop 6 is the big Saturday pool bet that can sometimes rollover to huge sums. This bet is different to the others here and there is no way for any Bet Calculator to work out the Scoop 6 because it is a pool bet. A bit like the lottery, the payouts vary according to how much money goes in and how many winners there are. If you like trying to win a lot of money for small stakes then the Scoop 6 may appeal to you. We have a separate page with all you need to know about the Scoop 6 bet.