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A lucky 15 can be a complicated way to bet but essentially the punter is making 15 separate bets across their slip.
The pay out can be large as the punter is spreading their net wide with just four selections but as it is 15 sperate bets, then the bet will also become 15 times the bettor’s stake.
The chosen bets can even include each-way bets when placed on horse racing events and can be popular for punters looking to place multiple bets as even if not all four selections come in, a profit can still be made.
An example of lucky 15 betting would be to make four selections on four races at a chosen race meeting.
From that, you make your four chosen single bets and from those four selections, you also make a combination of six doubles. Finally, there is a combination of four treble bets included and one Fourfold Accumulator thrown in to finish off.
A lucky 15 bet is a full coverage bet, which means that unlike a straight-line accumulator, where if any bet loses then the whole acca is voided, because a lucky 15 covers all multiples it means that not every selection has to be a winner in order to win.
In order to help punters understand potential pay outs, many people use a lucky 15 calculator to help work out possible winnings.
The ‘lucky’ part of a lucky 15 bet gets its name thanks to a host of bookmaker’s bonuses offered to entice punters into placing a lucky 15.
These bonuses often include a 10 or 20% bonus on profits if the whole bet is successful.