What is a Heinz Flag Bet?

A Heinz Flag bet is a wager consisting of six selections and 87 bets.

Traditionally, a Heinz bet contains 57 bets, as its name comes from the famous sauce manufacturer with 57 varieties. However, the flag bet is a little different. This is due to the inclusion of single stakes about bets.

This wager allows you to place bets across multiple events or selections (horse racing is the most popular) up to a six fold accumulator.

Therefore, it is one of the most varied, yet lowest risk multi-bet options out there.

Before you consider a Heinz Flag bet, make sure to read our full guide on what to expect. Please also ensure you use a calculator for your bets, too, as these wagers can become complex.

It is also worth noting that the super Heinz Flag bet is slightly different. That wager offers seven selections. Please make sure to look at our guide to the super Heinz Flag bet for more details.

How to Place a Heinz Flag Bet?

To place a Heinz Flag bet, you will need to choose 6 selections in different races.

There are 87 bets in total, and these include:

  • 15 Doubles
  • 20 Trebles
  • 15 Four Fold Bets
  • 6 Five Fold Bets
  • One Six Fold Accumulator
  • 15 Single Stake About Bets (paired)

However, to make a return, only one selection needs to win. This is part of what makes this bet so popular.

That said, it does come with some risks. There is no guarantee that you will make a profit across separate bets and different events, so you need to look carefully at the odds format if you want to maximise your return.

For many punters, six selections can seem like a lot. However, the pressure is off, as you don’t need to ensure all 6 selections win.

However, do keep in mind that an opening stake made on this wager will be multiplied 87 times! £1 on an initial bet will rise to £87.

That is why it is important to apply details to a calculator to work out your potential return. Otherwise, you may find that you walk away with a loss.

How to Use the Heinz Flag Bet Calculator?

Due to the nature of this bet, you’re going to need to use a bet calculator to work out your potential returns. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Select ‘Heinz Flag’ on the Bet Type dropdown
  2. The Number of Selections will automatically choose six picks
  3. Select the ‘Outcome’ for the selection like ‘Winner’, ‘Placed’, ‘Lost.’
  4. Select the ‘Odds’ for the selection like ‘3/1’, ‘5/1’, ‘12/1’
  5. Select the ‘Stake’ wagered for each bet like ‘£2’, ‘£10’, ‘£30.’
  6. The Heinz Flag bet Calculator will work out total outlay, return and total profit
Enter Bet Details
# Outcome Odds Place Odds
Place Odds
Enter Bookmaker Bonuses
Total Outlay:

Total Return:

Total Profit:

Are Heinz Flag Bets Worth It?

A Heinz Flag bet is ideal if there are multiple races you are confident in.

Many punters choose a Heinz Flag as you get the added benefit of single stake about bets on top of the Heinz standard.

However, keep in mind you still need to foot £87 on a £1 stake. It can be a lot of money to invest.

Therefore, only the bravest of bettors look to make a return or win on long odds through the Heinz Flag.

It is an excellent multi-bet type to choose if you are looking for a six or seven race bet and aren’t confident about union jack bets or anything more adventurous.

How Many Horses Need to Win for a Heinz Flag Bet?

You only need one selection to win to make a return on a Heinz Flag bet.

This is because the lowest bet type is the single stake about bet. This is where you will need both legs, or parts of your bet to convert.

However, winning, of course, is never guaranteed. There may even be cases where your total return doesn’t cover your stake, even with more than two horses winning.

That’s why it is so important to make sure you use a calculator before you start betting on the Heinz Flag.

Other Six Selection Bet Types

Here are other bet types that include 6 selections:

  • Heinz – the basic rendition of a Heinz bet has 57 wagers. It is different from the Heinz flag as it does not include SSAs, or up and down bets.
  • Lucky 63 – the Lucky 63 bet is a six selection wager. This covers 6 single bets, 15 double bets, 20 treble bets, 15 four folds, 6 five folds and a single six fold.

Those interested in the Heinz Flag might also want to take a look at the Super Heinz and Super Heinz Flag options. Both have seven selections and at least 120 bets!

Which Bookmakers do a Heinz Flag Bet?

Due to the fact, there are a massive 87 bets in a Heinz Flag bet, they aren’t the most popular among punters, and most bookmakers won’t be taking many of these bets throughout the week.

However, there are still plenty of bookmakers which will take them:

What Happens if a Selection is a Non Runner?

If one of your horses ends up being a non-runner, this selection will be void. So, within the bet, your trebles that include that will become doubles, and your four folds with that selection would essentially become trebles and so on…

What Happens if my Selection Dead Heats?

If one of your selections ‘Dead Heats’, your selection will still be classed as a winner, however, because he shared the win with another horse, your stake is halved. In the unlikely event, it is a three-way dead heat, your stake will be divided by three.

Heinz Flag Free Bets Bonus

If you receive a free bet bonus from your bookmaker, it’s probably not advisable to use this on a Heinz Flag bet.

The reason being is because there are so many bets if you’re free bet is only £5 or £10; your unit stake will be very small.

Also, if you do manage to get a return, bookmakers will always take back the stake on a winning free bet, so you’d need to make sure you won over the free bet amount to get any returns at all.


What is a Flag Bet?

A flag bet includes single stake about bets.

There are many different bet types with flag versions. This adds a little more variety to the betting, and gives you more chance to win!

Other Bet Types

There are a range of other bet types too. To find out about the different types of bets, please take a look at these pages below:


Overall, a Heinz Flag bet is a decent choice if you like bets that can give you multiple different ways of getting returns. However, if you’re new to betting, we recommend looking into the basic Heinz bet first, or even a simple flag bet, before you try the Heinz Flag.

If you manage to pick a few winners and have them in the right places, there is every chance that you could win big on this bet type. However, it is seen as risky by some punters, too!

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