How To Win With Lucky 15 Bets

Horse RacingYou may or may not know this already, but for a while bookmakers stopped taking Lucky 15 bets.

Why? Because of the profit-making potential on offer. They were fed up of losing large sums of money to customers who had gotten to grips with this unique accumulator, and so they withdrew the bet from ‘sale’.

It was only when punters left to visit other independent bookies – and remember this was in the days before online betting – that the big-name bookmakers reinstated their Lucky 15 coupons.

This may over-glamorise Lucky 15 betting somewhat, because at the end of the day this is live sport we’re betting on and anything can happen, but there is clearly an opportunity here to make good profit on a regular basis.

‘There is no completely foolproof strategy for winning on sportsbook bets: if there was, there’d be a lot more millionaires around!’

But by applying logic and a bit of common sense, we can make Lucky 15 betting work for us – and greatly enhance our chances of winning.

Spread Your Risk, Increase Your Chances

Lucky 15 bets are great because your interest will be piqued throughout your betting period. With a four-fold accumulator, if one of the teams you have backed is 2-0 down after ten minutes then you’re likely to screw your coupon up in disgust.

With a Lucky 15 bet – sure you might be one leg down – but there’s still plenty of opportunity for you to make some money.

And that’s the key to Lucky 15: spread your risk, increase your chances.

Now, we all have good days and bad days when it comes to betting; some days everything we touch turns to gold, other days everything we touch turns to….well, you know the rest.

There is no magic formula to betting success, but THERE ARE some common themes shared amongst winners:

Speculate to Accumulate

There’s no other way to bet and guarantee yourself this kind of weekly return. And that’s the key: Lucky 15 betting should be seen as a long-term project, rather than a one-off get rich quick scheme.

Let’s take a look at the breakdown:

  • One winner – a return/possibly break even
  • Two winners – break even/small profit
  • Three winners – decent profit
  • Four winners – big bucks!

Now imagine these results spread over the course of a long football or jump racing season. If you pick your selections wisely, it’s plainly obvious how you could have yielded a tidy profit over an extended number of weeks.

Sure, there’s the potential for big, one-off pay-outs on a Lucky 15. But that’s not the central component of this kind of bet – think of it more as an income, rather than a special bonus.

Do Your Homework

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson

ResearchWe all know that there is an element of luck in winning any kind of bet – football, horse racing, in fact pretty much any sport you can think of have the potential to be unpredictable and throw up so many unforeseen events.

But we also know that by doing our homework, we can source teams or horses that – on the balance of probability – SHOULD come up trumps.

So if Chelsea are playing at home against the bottom of the league team, then add Chelsea to your Lucky 15. If a particular horse is unbeaten all season over fences and is running on his or her favourite type of ground, add them to your coupon without delay.

And of course it pays to research other countries’ football or racing schedules, or completely new sports altogether, to help increase your advantage.

Study the form guides, take a keen interest in past winners or current league tables….and you’ll vastly increase your chances of finding those all-important winners.

Because….

The Win is the Thing

The cardinal sin of Lucky 15 is to chase odds. It’s always nice finding that bit of value, that outside hope that can bring home the bacon. But these tend to be a once-a-year proposition: and that’s not the name of the game as far as consistent Lucky 15 wins are concerned.

You need to select winners; it’s plain and simple.

And you shouldn’t underestimate the value that even the shortest priced teams or horses can offer.

A 6/4 and 21/20 double pays out at just over 4/1 – not bad, you may think. Now add a 1/2 dead cert into the mix to form a treble….and your odds increase to 6.5/1. Sure, if a 1/2 shot is your only winner then you aren’t going to be booking that Caribbean cruise any time soon.

But the accumulative impact of short-odds winners is great for any multiple bet – and this is something that should never be forgotten or overlooked when placing your next Lucky 15.

You Should Read

A List Of The Best Lucky 15 Promotions (get triple odds for just one winner and a 15% bonus when all four selections win)
Who Are The Best Lucky 15 Bookmakers? (find out where to get the most value when placing a Lucky 15)

Dave Jackson

Author: Dave Jackson

Dave is an absolute resourse of information when it comes to tennis and football betting. He's currently writing his first book ‘Smash & Grab – Punters Guide To Accumulator Betting’ which is out later this year.

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