Available Bet Types

On this page, we'll list every major type of bet available on Ladbrokes. If a specific type of bet isn't mentioned, then contact our Customer Service team.

Single

A Single is a bet on one selection in one event, it must win for your bet to be successful.

Place this bet simply by selecting the odds button next to your desired selection, entering your stake and clicking ‘Place Bet’.

Double

A Double is one bet on two selections from different events, both selections must win for the bet to be successful.

To place a double:

  1. Select your desired bets by clicking the odds button at the available price. If no price is available, select ‘SP’ for the Starting Price.
  2. On your betting slip, scroll down to Double and enter your stake.
  3. Once you’re happy with your bet, select ‘Place Bet’.

Treble

A Treble is one bet on three selections from different events, all three selections must win for the bet to be successful.

To place a treble:

  1. Choose your selections by clicking the available price.
  2. Select Treble on your betting slip and enter your stake.
  3. Select ‘Place Bet’.

Each Way

An Each Way single bet is two bets on one selection in one event. The first bet is for your selection to win, while the second is for it to place. Specific place terms will depend on the event.

To place an Each Way bet:

  1. Choose your selection by clicking the available price.
  2. On your betting slip, enter your stake and click the E/W tickbox to activate the Each Way bet.
  3. Select ‘Accept and Place Bet’.

Accumulator

An Accumulator is a bet of four or more selections on different events. If one of your selections doesn’t win, neither does your bet. Bets start from four-folds (four selections), five-folds (five selections), etc.

To place an Accumulator bet:

  1. Choose your selection by clicking the available price.
  2. Once you’ve chosen four or more selections, scroll down to ‘Accumulator Bet’ on your betslip and enter your stake. If you want to convert certain selections into Each Way bets, click the ‘E/W’ tickbox below your selection.
  3. Select ‘Place Bet’.

Handicap

Usually applied when strong favourites are playing, Handicap betting is where one selection is given a “handicap” to overcome in order to win. Instead of placing a bet on a short odds favourite, you can place a bet on longer odds with a one or two-goal etc headstart. This means the favourite will have to overcome the deficit to win the bet.

To place a Handicap bet:

  1. Select the match you wish to bet on.
  2. Scroll down to ‘Handicap Results’ in the Main Markets section and choose your desired handicap.
  3. The plus (+) symbol refers to the home side while the minus (-) symbol refers to the away side.
  4. Choose your desired handicap to be placed on a home, away or tie outcome, by clicking on the corresponding columns.
  5. Once you’re happy with your selection, enter the stake on your betslip and click ‘Place Bet’.

Trixie / Patent

A Trixie is four bets involving three selections on separate events - three doubles and a treble. Whatever your stake, it will be multiplied by four. You need two of your selections to be successful to win the bet.

Like a Trixie, a Patent follows the same formula but is seven bets on three different selections - three singles, three doubles and a treble. Your stake will be multiplied by seven, and you need one of your selections to be successful to win the bet.

To place a Trixie or Patent bet:

  1. Choose three selections by clicking the available price.
  2. On your betslip, select Trixie or Patent and enter your stake.
  3. Select ‘Place Bet’.

Yankee / Super Yankee (or Canadian)

A Yankee is 11 bets involving four selections on separate events - six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold accumulator. Your stake will be multiplied by 11, and you need two of your selections to be successful to win the bet.

A Super Yankee (or Canadian) follows the same formula but consists of 26 bets involving five selections on different events - 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five four-fold accumulators and one five-fold accumulator. Your stake will be multiplied by 26, and you need a minimum of two of your selection to be successful to win the bet.

To place a Yankee or Super Yankee (Canadian) bet:

  1. Choose your selections (four for Yankee, five for Super Yankee) by clicking the available price.
  2. On your betslip, select Yankee or Canadian and enter your stake.
  3. Select ‘Place Bet’.

Lucky 15 / 31/ 63

This multiple bet option is available on four, five and six selections and contains singles, doubles, trebles and accumulators. Each bet includes a ‘one winner’ consolation bonus which applies to horses and greyhounds (excluding Ante Post elections).

Bets are as follows:

Lucky 15 (15 bets involving four selections on different events): four singles, six doubles, four trebles, one accumulator.

  • One winner guarantees a return.
  • One winner and three losers - winning odds are doubled for Horses and Greyhounds bets only.
  • Four wins out of four = 10% bonus added.

Lucky 31 (31 bets involving five selections): five singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five four-fold accumulators, one five-fold accumulator.

  • One winner guarantees a return.
  • One winner and four losers - winning odds are doubled for Horses and Greyhounds bets only.
  • Five wins out of five = 20% bonus added.

Lucky 63 (63 bets involving six selections): six singles, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-fold accumulators, six five-fold accumulators, one six-fold accumulator.

  • One winner guarantees a return.
  • One winner and five losers - winning odds are doubled Horses and Greyhounds bets only.
  • Six wins out of six = 25% bonus added.

For Each Way bets, the consolation bet is only applicable to part of the bet. Non-runners or void selections do not qualify.

To place a Lucky 15 / 31 / 63 bet:

  1. Choose your selections (four for Lucky 15, five for Lucky 31, six for Lucky 63) by clicking on the available price.
  2. On your betslip select Lucky 15, 31 or 63 and enter your stake.
  3. Once you’re happy, select ‘Place Bet’.

Straight / Reverse / Combination Forecasts

A forecast is a bet on a selection to finish first or second, and you can choose the following three options:

Straight: One bet on two sections to finish first and second in the correct order.

Reverse: One bet on two selections to finish first and second in any either order (your stake is multiplied by two on this bet).

Combination: A bet on three or more selections in one event, two of your selections must finish first and second in any order. Acts as a series of straight forecast bets with multiple stakes. A stake of £1 with three selections will cost £6, four selections equals 12 forecasts and so on.

Selections Forecasts
3 6
4 12
5 20
6 30
7 42
8 56
9 72
10 90

To place a Forecast bet:

  1. Select the race you wish to bet on, and choose the ‘Forecast’ on the above toolbar (Forecasts are sometimes not available on certain races).
  2. Select the runners you want to finish first and second in the respective columns.
  3. For a reverse forecast, select two of the runners under the ‘Any Order’ column.
  4. For a combination forecast, select three or more runners under the ‘Any Order’ column.
  5. Once you’re happy with your selection, click ‘Add To Betslip’, enter your stake and choose ‘Place Bet’.

Tricasts (Straight and Combination)

A Tricast bet involves three selections in one race finishing first, second and third.

Straight: One bet on three selections finishing first, second and third in the correct order.

Combination: A bet on any three runners to finish first, second and third in any order. Acts as a series of straight Tricast bets with multiple stakes. A £1 combination Tricast with three selections costs £6.

Selections Tricasts
3 6
4 24
5 60
6 120
7 210
8 336
9 504
10 720

Tricasts are available on Handicap horse races with eight or more runners, and featured greyhound race meetings.

To place a Tricast bet:

  1. Select the race you wish to bet, and choose the Tricast option from the above toolbar (Tricasts are only available on certain races).
  2. Select the runners you wish to finish first, second and third by clicking on the corresponding columns.
  3. For a Combination Tricast, select three runners in the ‘Any Order’ column.
  4. Once you’re happy with your selection, click ‘Add To Betslip’, enter your stake and choose ‘Place Bet’.

Goliath

A Goliath bet is 247 bets involving eight selections on different events - 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 four-fold accumulators, 56 five-fold accumulators, 28 six-fold accumulators, eight seven-fold accumulators and one eight-fold accumulator.

Your stake will be multiplied by 247, and you need a minimum of two successful selections for a return.

To place a Goliath bet:

  1. Choose your selections by clicking on the available price.
  2. On your betslip, select the ‘Goliath’ option and enter your stake.
  3. Once you’re happy with selection, select ‘Place Bet’.

Heinz / Super Heinz

A Heinz bet is 57 bets involving six selections on different events - 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-fold accumulators, six five-fold accumulators and one six-fold accumulator. Your stake will be multiplied by 57, and you need a minimum of two successful selections for a return.

A Super Heinz follows the same formula but is 120 bets involving seven selections on different events - 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 four-fold accumulators, 21 five-fold accumulators, seven six-fold accumulators and one seven-fold accumulator. Your stake is multiplied by 120, and requires two successful selections for a return.

To place a Heinz / Super Heinz bet:

  1. Choose your selections (six for a Heinz, seven for a Super Heinz) by clicking on the available price.
  2. On your betslip, select the ‘Heinz’ or ‘Super Heinz’ option and enter your stake.
  3. Once you’re happy with your selection, select ‘Place Bet’.