Betting Perms and Bet Types

Betting perms are often used to place bets on football or other sports, you can do the same on horse racing but many people use named bets like Lucky 15’s etc see our second chart down the page.

The calculations used for basic perms are shown here:

Perm any 3 from 5 = 10 bets

Why 10 Bets?
This figure is arrived at by multiplying 5 x 4 x 3 =60

You then multiply 1 x 2 x 3 = 6

Then divide the greater number by the smaller:
60 / 6 = 10

Any 3 from 6 would be 6 x 5 x 4 =120
Again you multiply 1 x 2 x 3 (because it is a perm any 3) which gives 6

And you then divide 120 by 6 which gives 20 bets.

If it was any 4 from 6 you would multiply the 4 highest numbers: 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 = 360
And you would then multiply the 4 lowest numbers:
1 x 2 x 3 x 4 = 24

then divide 360 by 24 which gives 15 lines

 

Number of Selections
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Doubles
1
3
6
10
15
21
28
36
45
Trebles
1
4
10
20
35
56
84
120
Four Folds
1
5
15
35
70
126
210
Five Folds
1
6
21
56
126
252
Six Folds
1
7
28
84
210
Seven Folds
1
8
36
120
Eight Folds
1
9
45
Nine Folds
1
10
Ten Folds
1
Full Cover
1
4
11
26
57
120
247
502
1013

 

By perming multiple selections together you can increase how much you win but remember it will cost you more to place and if for example you have one losing selection in a Lucky 15 makes your bet effectively become a patent. How ever get all four right and may bookmakers will pay you a 25% bonus

Below are the common named bets for horse racing perms football bets and other sports don’t tend to use the same terminology

 

Bet Type
Singles
Doubles
Trebles
4 folds
5 folds
6 folds
7 folds
8 folds

Total

Win Single
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Single and Double
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
Patent
3
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
7
Lucky 15
4
6
4
1
0
0
0
0
15
Yankee
0
6
4
1
0
0
0
0
11
Lucky 31
5
10
10
5
1
0
0
0
31
Super Yankee/ Canadian
0
10
10
5
1
0
0
0
26
Lucky 63
6
15
20
15
6
1
0
0
63
Heinz
0
15
20
15
6
1
0
0
57
Super Heinz
0
21
35
35
21
7
1
0
120
Goliath
0
28
56
70
56
28
8
1
247

Other less common bet types are listed below:

ROUND ROBIN

3 selections = 10 bets, comprising three pairs of ‘up & down’ bets, 3 doubles and 1 treble.

FLAG

4 selections = 23 bets, comprising six pairs of ‘up & down’ bets, 6 doubles, 3 trebles and 1 accumulator.

SUPER FLAG

5 selections = 46 bets, comprising ten pairs of ‘up & down’ bets, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfolds and 1 accumulator.

HEINZ FLAG

6 selections = 87 bets, comprising fifteen pairs of ‘up & down’ bets, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfolds, 6 fivefolds and 1 accumulator.

UNION JACK ‘TREBLES’

9 selections = 8 bets, comprising 8 trebles in specified order: 1-2-3, 1-4-7, 1-5-9, 2-5-8, 3-5-7, 3-6-9, 4-5-6, 7-8-9.

UNION JACK ‘PATENT’

9 selections = 56 bets, comprising 8 patents in specified order: 1-2-3, 1-4-7, 1-5-9,

2-5-8, 3-5-7, 3-6-9, 4-5-6, 7-8-9.

ROUNDABOUT

3 selections combined in 3 Singles Any to Come a double at twice the stake on the other two.

(1 + 1 + 1 = 3 bets).

ROUNDER

3 selections combined in 3 Singles Any to Come a Double at the same stake on the other two.

(1 + 1 + 1 = 3 bets).

ROUND THE CLOCK

3 or more selections combined in Singles Any to Come a Single on each of the other selections in turn. The number of bets is the same as the number of selections (e.g. 3 selections = 3 bets).