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Lucky 15 Betting Tips - What is a Lucky 15 and how do I place this bet?

Looking for Lucky 15 tips? We explain this popular accumulator bet, how to place a Lucky 15 and the best selections to choose to make a profit.

There are lots of different bets to be had with online bookmakers. Some people like placing single bets; others prefer doubles and trebles, while some punters will go for a four-fold in a bid to make a decent profit. The Lucky 15 bet encapsulates all of the above.

What is a Lucky 15 bet?

This is where you make four betting selections. It could be four horses running in different races; it could be four football teams playing in different matches. The four selections can be at any odds although a typical Lucky 15 bet might involve odds-against selections to ensure a sizeable profit can be realised.

Once you have made the four selections, you then place your Lucky 15 bet which consists of:
  • 4 single bets – on each selection
  • 6 doubles – all of the selections paired together
  • 4 trebles – all of the selections in three-folds
  • 1 accumulator 
This amounts to a total of 15 bets so a £1 Lucky 15 would cost you £15. 

How much can I win from a Lucky 15 bet?
This depends on two things:
  1. The number of your selections that win
  2. The odds of your selections that win
Below is an example of a £1 Lucky 15 for someone betting on Horse Racing:
  • Clover Girl 5/1 
  • Rocket Tango 10/1
  • Savani 12/1
  • Quel Esprit 20/1
  • If all four horses won their respective races, you would win on all fifteen bets.
  • If three horses won and the other lost, you would win on 7 bets (3 singles, 3 doubles, 1 treble).
  • If two horses won, you would win on 3 bets (2 singles and 1 double).
  • If one horse won, you would win on 1 bet (1 single). 
However, the beauty of a Lucky 15 is that getting one winner means that your odds are doubled here. Therefore, if Rocket Tango, Savani or Quel Esprit won their races, you would make a profit on your £15 stake, eg you would get £21 or more back depending on which horse won.

Many racing fans enjoy placing Lucky 15 bets every week.

Why do people place a Lucky 15 bet?
The advantage of this bet is that you could be 75% wrong with your selections and still make a profit. Essentially, by having 15 different bets, you are getting insurance on 1-3 selections failing to win, while it’s especially attractive to those who are going for big-priced winners where they need to simply get one leg up in order to make a profit.

You can also enjoy a big return from a relatively small stake depending on what odds you choose. However, if you are placing an accumulator bet with odds-on selections, it might make sense to avoid placing a Lucky 15 as the singles will amount to a very small return even if the acca pays big.

What football betting markets are good for a Lucky 15 bet?
Rather than teams to win or Both Teams to Score markets, it’s generally advised to go for football betting markets such as First Goalscorer or Correct Score where the favourite is usually no smaller than 4/1 which means you often get winners at double figure odds.

For example, you might go for this First Goalscorer Lucky 15:

Kevin de Bruyne 8/1
Roberto Firmino 8/1
Theo Walcott 10/1 
Leighton Baines 20/1

Using the above example, you would simply need one of these players to score first in order to make a profit. Getting two right would mean you win a double and two singles. Three right would result in a substantial profit and four correct would see a very big win.

Robin Van Persie of Manchester United is a popular pick when it comes to First Goalscorer Lucky 15 betting.

What other sports are suitable for a Lucky 15 bet?
There are no limitations when it comes to the sport but it comes down to whether this type of bet is suitable at the particular odds. Darts and snooker are good sports if you’re having a Correct Score bet on a selection of matches as you could have a decent run for your money and know that one right outcome will make a small profit.

When it comes to golf betting, there could be four tournaments taking place at the same time and you could go for a Lucky 15 involving players at very big odds which would result in a huge return by getting two winners home.

Can I place an each-way Lucky 15 bet?
Yes you can, as long as the sport and market are suitable. For horse racing, it’s relatively straightforward as each-way betting is nearly always available on a race but bear in mind that a £1 e/w Lucky 15 is £30 rather than £15 as you are betting on the selections to place in a Lucky 15 as well as to win. 

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