In this article we shall be explaining all you need to know about a Heinz bet, also known as a Heinz 57. Here we will go over what a Heinz bet is, how it is calculated, as well as give some examples of it being played.
What Is a Heinz Bet?
This particular system bet can be played when a punter decides to place a bet on 6 events. Rather than placing all bets into a 6-fold accumulator, most betting companies allow a Heinz bet to be placed. This is made up of 15 doubles bets, 20 treble bets, 15 4-fold bets, 6 5-fold bets and 1 final 6-fold accumulator, which all in all make up the grand total of 57 bets.
As you can see, a Heinz bet does not include singles as part of the bet composition. This means that the punter needs to have a successful bet in at least 2 of the 6 events chosen in order to receive any form of return from the bet.
Note: A Heinz is similar to a Lucky 63 in that both bets consist of 6 selections – the only difference is that a Heinz does not includes singles.
How Does a Heinz Bet Work?
After picking the 6 events to bet on and choosing the Heinz bet option, the system will generate the following list of bet combinations:
|Doubles (x15)||1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 4-5, 4-6, 5-6|
|Trebles (x20)||1-2-3, 1-2-4, 1-2-5, 1-2-6, 1-3-4, 1-3-5, 1-3-6, 1-4-5, 1-4-6, 1-5-6, 2-3-4, 2-3-5, 2-3-6, 2-4-5, 2-4-6, 2-5-6, 3-4-5, 3-4-6, 3-5-6, 4-5-6|
|4-fold accas (x15)||1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-5, 1-2-3-6, 1-2-4-5, 1-2-4-6, 1-2-5-6, 1-3-4-5, 1-3-4-6, 1-3-5-6, 1-4-5-6, 2-3-4-5, 2-3-4-6, 2-3-5-6, 2-4-5-6, 3-4-5-6|
|5-fold accas (x6)||1-2-3-4-5, 1-2-3-4-6, 1-2-3-5-6, 1-2-4-5-6, 1-3-4-5-6, 2-3-4-5-6|
|6-fold acca (x1)||1-2-3-4-5-6|
In a Heinz bet, the punter will wager the same stake on all bets which means that if the punter places a £1 stake on a Heinz, it will cost him £57 because will multiply the number of bets by the stake placed. For instance, placing a £10 will result in a total of £570.
As previously mentioned, a minimum of 2 correct bets will guarantee a return on the bet, however, it will not necessarily be a profitable return. As the number of correct bets rises, so does the number of successful accas, and the return starts to become more profitable.
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Heinz Bet Explained
A Heinz bet is one of various system bets made available for punters when placing bets on more than one event – in this case, it has got to be 6 events. The Heinz 57 got its name after the American food company Heinz issued the famous marketing slogan “57 varieties”, which coincides with the number of bets which make up a Heinz bet.
How To Place a Heinz Bet
Step 1 – Firstly, you need to choose 6 separate events. Most betting companies do not allow multiple bets from the same event. So, in light of that, let us say you are interested in betting on the following:
- Man City vs Norwich – Over 2.5 goals
- Wolves vs Tottenham – Tottenham to win
- Leeds vs Everton – Draw
- West Ham vs Leicester – Both Teams to Score
- Aston Villa vs Newcastle – Callum Wilson to score anytime
- Southampton vs Man Utd – Man Utd to win
Step 2 – Once the 6 events are added to the bet slip, you will need to select the multiples option which will bring up all the possible combinations of those 6 events chosen. Given that the Heinz bet is the largest possible bet with 6 events, it will usually be at the end of the list. If you choose to add more events to the bet slip, you will have other system bets available instead of Heinz, such as Super Heinz and Goliath.
Step 3 – Place a stake. At this point, it is important to remember that the stake written here will be multiplied by 57 since the Heinz bet places the same stake on each and every bet.
From then onwards, all you need to do is sit back, watch a game and hope that all the footballing gods cooperate. The beauty of a Heinz bet is that if one event’s bet goes wrong, you are still kept in play with the remaining combinations.
Heinz Possible Outcomes
Taking the same example as above and placing a £57 stake (£1 on each bet), here is the minimum and maximum possible return given at least 2 outcomes are correct. To calculate the lowest return we assume that the correct events were the ones with the lowest odds and vice versa for the maximum.
|Possible Outcome||Return if Lowest Odds Bets Win||Return if Highest Odds Bets win|
|2 correct outcomes||£2.09||£8.50|
|3 correct outcomes||£10.12||£41.62|
|4 correct outcomes||£43.77||£121.83|
|5 correct outcomes||£170.20||£328.51|
|6 correct outcomes||£780.55||£780.55|
Naturally, each Heinz bet will have different ranges depending on the odds of the 6 events chosen.
Therefore, it can take up to 5 correct outcomes to actually make a profit on a Heinz bet.
With all those possible combinations, calculating possible winnings in different scenarios could be quite a task, so we suggest using a Heinz Bet Calculator to help calculate potential winnings, which can be found on many leading betting sites.
What Sports Can I Place a Heinz Bet on?
This type of system bet is normally used in sports which typically have more than one race/match in one day or weekend, such as greyhound racing, horse racing, football and tennis. A Heinz bet can even be played across different sports.
Tip: It is normally suggested to stick to one sport per bet slip especially if you are still new to accumulator betting.
What Is the Difference Between a Heinz Bet and a 6-Fold Acca?
The Heinz bet feeds off the excitement of a 6-fold accumulator bet but gives it a solid foundation of smaller bets so that if any of the 6 events do not actually play out as you wished them to, you still have many consolation prizes unlike the 6-fold acca, which leaves you with nothing when one bet goes wrong.
The higher the risk, the higher the rewards, though. With a 6-fold acca, it is all down to one shot at the large prize but if you actually do manage to guess all 6 events, the reward is much higher than what you would get if all 6 events in a Heinz bet are correctly guessed. As the odds of the individual events become higher, so does the difference between the maximum return of a 6-fold acca and that of a Heinz bet on those same events.
If we take the same example of the above Heinz bet on 6 Premier League matches, the total reward from a £57 stake on the Heinz bet will be £780.55. However, the reward on a 6-fold acca with the same stake would be £3746.27 (without any accumulator bonuses). The difference in reward is quite significant, but so is the difference in risk.
It all boils down to what you are ready to risk and how confident you are in the bets you have chosen.
Each-Way Heinz Bet
This kind of Heinz bet is one that is synonymous with horse racing, where the punter can either bet on a horse to win or a horse to place within the first places (typically the first 3). So an each-way Heinz bet consists of double the number of bets in a Heinz bet as it places two stakes for each outcome – one on the horse to win and the other on the horse to place. This way the punter gets some returns with either of the results.
An each-way Heinz bet is therefore made up of 114 bets, all at equal stakes. Naturally, when placing this type of bet, you must keep in mind that the high number of bets will result in a higher stake involved, so make sure that you are comfortable with that first.
What Is a Super Heinz?
A Super Heinz is another system bet which would be the next step up from a Heinz and will consist of 7 events rather than 6. In this case, the Super Heinz is made up of 120 bets – 21 doubles bets, 35 treble bets, 35 4-fold bets, 21 5-fold bets, 7 6-fold bets and one final 7-fold accumulator.
Heinz Bet FAQs
A Heinz bet is an accumulator bet made up of 57 bets in total. These include 15 doubles bets, 20 treble bets, 15 4-fold bets, 6 5-fold bets and 1 final 6-fold accumulator.
Basically, any sports that allows you to bet on 6 different events at one go. It may also be played across multiple sports but it is most popular in football, horse racing and greyhound racing.
For a Heinz bet to generate any form of return, the punter will need at least 2 events out of 6 to be successful. Depending on the odds of the 2 individual events landed, the return could be profitable, but they would have to be very high odds – so the probability of guessing those two only is quite low. Normally, a Heinz bet becomes profitable when at least 4 events are successful.
A Heinz bet is made up of a selection of 6 events, while a Super Heinz consists of 7.
ThePuntersPage Final Say
System bets, including Heinz bets, may not be the most popular; however, they could potentially be a favourite for punters who are looking for an alternative to accumulator bets which trade off a bit of reward for a little less risk, to a certain extent.