What is a Heinz bet?

 
A Heinz bet is a combination style bet that consists of a staggering 57 bets placed over just 6 different selections. The bet is made up of 20 trebles, 15 doubles, 15 fourfold accumulators, 6 fivefold accumulators and 1 sixfold accumulators and is one of the biggest combination bets you can place. 

Needless to say, a Heinz bet, with all of its 57 different permutations, can be an incredibly fruitful way of gambling. It can, however, also prove to be quite costly if things go wrong. 

Placing your first Heinz bet and getting your head around all of the ins and outs can be an incredibly frightening task. That’s why we here at Bonus Bets have compiled the following guide on how to build a Heinz bet and all of the pros and cons of such a bet. 

Calculating your returns and an example


To those new to gambling, or simply to the idea of a Heinz bet, figuring out exactly how one works, or even what it looks like, can be an incredibly confusing task. 

The first thing you should do is to head over to your prefered bookmakers and select the sport and events you are looking to place your bets on. 

Once you have done this, you should add your six selections to your betting slips. Most bookmakers will offer the Heinz bet for you on the slip, but if they don’t, then you are going to want to know exactly what all of your different bets are going to look like. 

In the following example, we have broken down exactly what a Heinz bet looks like using horse racing as an example. It is worth noting that the bet would look exactly the same regardless of which sport you decided to place it on. 

First up, the easiest of all the bets- the sixfold accumulator: 

1) Horses A, B, C, D, E and F to win their respective races. 

Next, the six fivefold accumulators: 

1) Horses A, B, C, D and E to win their respective races 
2) Horses A, B, C, E and F to win their respective races 
3) Horses A, B, D, E and F to win their respective races
4) Horses A, C, D, E and F to win their respective races 
5) Horses A, B, C, D and F to win their respective races 
6) Horses B, C, D, E and F to win their respective races 

Things now get a little more complex with the 15 fourfold accumulators: 

1) Horses A, B, C and D to win their respective races 
2) Horses A, B, C and E to win their respective races 
3) Horses A, B, C and F to win their respective races 
4) Horses A, B, D, and E to win their respective races 
5) Horses A, B, D and F to win their respective races 
6) Horses A, B, E and F to win their respective races 
7) Horses A, C, D and E to win their respective races 
8) Horses A, C, D and F to win their respective races 
9) Horses A, C, E and F to win their respective races 
10) Horses A, D, E and F to win their respective races 
11) Horses B, C, D and E to win their respective races 
12) Horses B, C, D and F to win their respective races 
13) Horses B, C, E and F to win their respective races 
14) Horses B, D, E and F to win their respective races 
15) Horses C, D, E and F to win their respective races 

If that wasn’t confusing enough, there is then the 20 trebles: 

1) Horses A, B and C to win their respective races 
2) Horses A, B and D to win their respective races 
3) Horses A, B and E to win their respective races 
4) Horses A, B and F to win their respective races 
5) Horses A, C and D to win their respective races 
6) Horses A, C and E to win their respective races 
7) Horses A, C and F to win their respective races 
8) Horses A, D and E to win their respective races 
9) Horses A, D and F to win their respective races 
10) Horses A, E and F to win their respective races 
11) Horses B, C and D to win their respective races 
12) Horses B, C and E to win their respective races
13) Horses B, C and F to win their respective races 
14) Horses B, D and E to win their respective races 
15) Horses B, D and F to win their respective races 
16) Horses B, E and F to win their respective races 
17) Horses C, D and E to win their respective races 
18) Horses C, D and F to win their respective races 
19) Horses C, E and F to win their respective races 
20) Horses D, E and F to win their respective races 

Finally, there are 15 doubles to place: 

1) Horses A and B to win their respective races 
2) Horses A and C to win their respective races 
3) Horses A and D to win their respective races 
4) Horses A and E to win their respective races 
5) Horses A and F to win their respective races 
6) Horses B and C to win their respective races 
7) Horses B and D to win their respective races 
8) Horses B and E to win their respective races 
9) Horses B and F to win their respective races 
10) Horses C and D to win their respective races 
11) Horses C and E to win their respective races 
12) Horses C and F to win their respective races 
13) Horses D and E to win their respective races 
14) Horses D and F to win their respective races 
15) Horses E and F to win their respective races 

As you can see this is a hell of a lot of bets to be placing and can be incredibly confusing to keep up with if the bookmakers don’t provide the Heinz bet as an option. It is also very important to remember that if they do offer it as an option, your stake will be multiplied by 72 when you enter it into the box, which can be a very nasty surprise if you’re not ready for it. 

If you are unsure as to which bookmakers to use, you should check out our detailed bookmakers reviews using the drop-down menus at the top of the page. 

Advantages of placing a Heinz bet

 
Like all big combination bets, the biggest advantage of placing a Heinz bet is that you cover the majority of all outcomes. 

Outside of all of your selections losing, or just one of them winning, you will guarantee yourself some sort of return, even if it isn’t a big profit. 

You will also secure yourself a huge return if all six of your selections come in as you will win all 72 individual bets. 

Disadvantages of placing a Heinz bet

 
A Heinz bet is very much a high risk, high reward style bet and more experienced gamblers would advise against playing this type of bet in the long run. 

Unless you have six selections that you feel are absolute bankers to win, you stand to lose some serious cash if things don’t quite go your way. 

Given the high wager you will have to place on the bet, there is also no guarantee that your returns will see you make a profit if only two of your selections come in. 

Sports you can place a Heinz bet on

 
Like most combination bets, a Heinz bet can be placed on a wide variety of sports with most punters preferring to place this type of bet on either football or horse racing. 

If you want to find out a little bit more about how to bet on individual sports, you can check out our useful how to bet guides using the drop-down menus at the top of the page.
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