The Scoop 6 is the bet to rival the lottery and the pool has previously reached seven figures, meaning you could win over one million pounds. The Scoop 6 is available only on a Saturday.
While the bet has not been marketed properly in recent years, it is still very popular and big-money rollovers continue to happen. You can place the bet with all the big bookies nowadays including Bet365 and Betfred.
So how does The Scoop 6 work?
You need to find the winners (or placed horses) in the six chosen horse races. The six races involved in the bet are decided the day before the bet occurs on a Saturday. They tend to be very competitive races, most of which are likely to be on terrestrial television.
The Scoop 6 bet costs £2 a go. You can have as many goes as you like. A £2 bet entitles you to one selection in each of the six races involved.
If you chose two selections in each of the six races then that would give you 64 x Scoop 6 bets. The way this is worked out is by multiplying the number of selections you choose in each leg (or race):
- Leg 1: 2 selections
- Leg 2: 2 selections
- Leg 3: 2 selections
- Leg 4: 2 selections
- Leg 5: 2 selections
- Leg 6: 2 selections
To work out the number of Scoop 6 bets this entitles you to:
2x2x2x2x2x2 = 64 Scoop 6 bets @ £2 each = £128 in total.
If you get the winner in each race then you win the amount of money in the pool (a bit like a lottery). If there is more than one winner then the Scoop 6 pool is divided according to the number of winners.
If there are no winners then the pool will be carried forward to the following Saturday. In that way the pool can grow large if there are a few carryovers. The pot for picking the six winners has reached as much as £11million, which was the biggest so far in May 2014, so it is well worth having a crack at. That week, after 12 rollovers, eight fortunate winners won £1.3m each.
The Scoop 6 bet has a few added extras as well. A proportion of the pool is also allocated to a ‘Scoop 6 Bonus’. If you win the Scoop 6 then the next week you select one horse to win the ‘bonus race.’ The bonus race is always a very competitive handicap. Again if this is not won then it carries forward week by week. The bonus race prize pool has been as much as £5million, though it rarely reaches those levels nowadays.
There is also a Scoop 6 consolation dividend. If you get a placed horse in each of the six Scoop 6 races then there is a place dividend. It is not usually a lot of money but, dependent on the number of winners and size of the pool, the place dividend might be in the region of £100 to £500.
The place dividend will be higher if a few favourites are out of the frame as that would knock a lot of tickets out of the reckoning. Whereas if a lot of fancied runners did get in the first three then the place return would undoubtedly be small.
How do you place a Scoop 6 bet?
You can place a Scoop 6 bet on the Betfred website (click their ‘Totepool’ tab to get to the right place), where you can bet on horse racing and sports in the normal way as well. Just click on the link below to go straight to Betfred.
Click here to place a Scoop 6 with Betfred
Further Reading: About Scoop 6 Bet