# What Is A Super Flag In Betting

Written By: Richard Smith
Last Updated: February 28, 2023

If you are looking for the answer to the question “What Is A Super Flag Bet?” then you have found the right page, as we’ll explain this advanced bet in detail.

I like to think of the Super Flag bet as a Canadian bet on steroids, as it combines a total of 46 bets.

26 of those are the same bets you’d find in a standard Canadian (10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfolds and 1 fivefold) + 10 single stakes about bets which when added brings the total to 46 bets.

It is important to note that a single stakes about bet have two separate combinations (So 10 x 2 = 20 bets)

• How much does a Super Flag bet cost?
• How many combinations does a Super Flag Bet have?
• How does a Super Flag bet work?

We’ll explain and show you how many selections this bet has and how all the different 46 combinations work for this bet.

All of the info will be explained with easy-to-follow tables and screenshots to help guide you along the way.

## HOW MUCH DOES A £0.20p SUPER FLAG COST?

Depending on your betting style and how much you budget will decide how much a Super Flag bet will cost. You can do these bets for any stake you wish. Make sure to only bet amounts you can comfortably afford to lose.

Check out the table below, which shows you how much it costs for a twenty-pence Super Flag bet, plus other staking levels.

The Super Flag is a unique bet as it contains five selections like you would see in a Canadian, but is not like a normal combination Canadian bet.

This is a great bet for advanced punters. It has five selections and combines doubles, trebles, fourfold accumulators and a single fivefold accumulator as well as ten single stakes about bets.

So you have 46 separate bets that are within a Super Flag bet, and the great thing is that you only need a single selection to be successful and get a return on your initial outlay.

## HOW MANY COMBINATIONS DOES A Super Flag BET HAVE?

In the table below you can see how many combinations in total the Super Flag has.

Understanding the different combinations is important with any type of bet, but even more so with the Super Flag bet.

This is an advanced betting strategy but can be used for win and each way bets

Firstly you will want to select your horses, so let’s look at five mythical selections, and for this example, we’ll use a £1.00p win stake, so your total outlay is £46.

• Selection A – 3/1
• Selection B – 3/1
• Selection C – 4/1
• Selection D – 4/1
• Selection E – 5/1

Of course, we all want a winning bet if possible, and to eliminate as much risk as possible. The table below shows how all of the different forty-six bets work with selections A, B, C, D & E.

## WHAT ARE SINGLE STAKES ABOUT BETS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

In relation to the Super Flag Bet, we want to show you all of the “Single Stakes About” combinations in a Super Flag, as we realise this needs to be explained fully.

Remember, we have ten Single Stakes About options which give us 20 of our 46 total bets as shown in the table below.

Below you will find an explanation and calculation of all of the single stakes about bets using our example odds of 3/1, 3/1, 4/1, 4/1 and 5/1.

Bet 1:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection A at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection B at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection A wins then we have a return of £4.
• We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection 2.
• So if selection B wins then we have a return of £4.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £7.

Bet 2:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection B at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection A at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection B wins then we have a return of £4.
• We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection 1.
• So if selection A wins then we have a return of £4.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £7.

Bet 3:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection A at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection C at 4/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection A wins then we have a return of £4.
• We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection C.
• So if selection C wins then we have a return of £5.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £8.

Bet 4:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection C at 4/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection A at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection C wins then we have a return of £5.
• We keep £4 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection A.
• So if selection A wins then we have a return of £4.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £8.

Bet 5:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection A at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection D at 4/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection A wins then we have a return of £4.
• We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection D.
• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £8.

Bet 6:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection D at 4/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection A at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• We keep £4 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection A.
• So if selection A wins then we have a return of £4.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £8.

Bet 7:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection A at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection E at 5/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection A wins then we have a return of £4.
• We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection E.
• So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £9.

Bet 8:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection E at 5/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection A at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6.
• We keep £5 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection A.
• So if selection A wins then we have a return of £4.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £9.

Bet 9:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection B at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection C at 4/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection B wins then we have a return of £4.
• We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection C.
• So if selection C wins then we have a return of £5.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £8.

Bet 10:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection C at 4/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection B at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection C wins then we have a return of £5.
• We keep £4 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection B.
• So if selection B wins then we have a return of £4.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £8.

Bet 11:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection B at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection D at 4/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection B wins then we have a return of £4.
• We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection D.
• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £8.

Bet 12:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection D at 4/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection B at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• We keep £4 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection B.
• So if selection B wins then we have a return of £4.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £8.

Bet 13:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection B at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection E at 5/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

So if selection B wins then we have a return of £4
We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection E
So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6
This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £9

Bet 14:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection E at 5/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection B at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6
We keep £5 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection B
So if selection B wins then we have a return of £4
This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £9.

Bet 15:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection C at 4/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection D at 4/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection C wins then we have a return of £5.
• We keep £4 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection D.
• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £9.

Bet 16:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection D at 4/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection C at 4/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• We keep £4 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection C.
• So if selection C wins then we have a return of £5.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £9.

Bet 17:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection C at 4/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection E at 5/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection C wins then we have a return of £5.
• We keep £4 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection E.
• So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £10.

Bet 18:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection E at 5/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection C at 4/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6.
• We keep £5 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection C.
• So if selection C wins then we have a return of £5.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £10.

Bet 19:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection D at 4/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection E at 5/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• We keep £4 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection E.
• So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £10.

Bet 20:
Part 1: Bet £1 on selection E at 5/1.
Part 2: Bet £1 on selection D at 4/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6.
• We keep £5 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection D.
• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the Super Flag bet of £10.

## HOW MUCH CAN YOU WIN WITH A SUPER FLAG BET?

So how many winners do we need to break even or make a profit with the Super Flag bet if we were using stakes of £1.00?

Let’s look at some scenarios using our example odds. Don’t forget, you only need one winner to get a return with this bet, but of course, one winner is not going to be enough to get you into profit.

Scenario 1

So let’s presume our two shortest-priced selections have won at 3/1 and 3/1.

This would give us a double plus two single stakes about single bets.

Double

The double would net us a return of £16.00

Part 1: Bet on selection A at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet on selection B at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection 1 is a winner then we have a return of £4.
• We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection 2.
• So if selection 2 wins then we have a return of £4.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the bet of £7.

Part 1: Bet on selection B at 3/1.
Part 2: Bet on selection A at 3/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection B wins then we have a return of £4.
• We keep £3 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection A.
• So if selection A wins then we have a return of £4.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the bet of £7.

This means that with scenario 1, we would have made a return of £30, so a loss of £16 on our original outlay of £46

Scenario 2

So let’s presume our two longest-priced selections have won at 4/1 and 5/1.

This would give us a double plus two single stakes about single bets.

Double

The double would net us a return of £30.00

Part 1: Bet on selection D at 4/1.
Part 2: Bet on selection E at 5/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• We keep £4 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection E.
• So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the bet of £10.

Part 1: Bet on selection E at 5/1.
Part 2: Bet on selection D at 4/1 if sufficient funds are remaining from part 1.

• So if selection E wins then we have a return of £6.
• We keep £5 as profit and place the remaining £1 on selection D.
• So if selection D wins then we have a return of £5.
• This gives us a total profit on this portion of the bet of £10.

This means that with scenario 2, we would have made a total return of £50, so a profit of £4 on our original outlay of £46.

## AND WHAT IF ALL FIVE OF OUR SUPER FLAG BET SELECTIONS WIN?

If you are wondering how much the return would be if we had all five horses win in this example, then the total return would be £6447 for an outlay of £46.

In our example, we used £1 as our stake, but you can also place this bet for different stakes that suit your budget.

You will need to check with your online bookmaker or local high street bookmaker, as this is not a common bet nowadays, and some bookmakers may not accept this bet. It is certainly a bet that may not be possible to place online.

## CONCLUSION

I must say, I enjoyed researching this bet for you guys, and make sure to check out all of the other betting guides we have put together on all of the different types of bets. Hopefully, you’ll have learned more about what a Super Flag bet is, and you can now understand exactly how all the different combinations of the Super Flag work.

If you like placing combination bets then you might want to follow our horse racing expert Richard Smith here at Ontheballbets and his regular pieces on all the big race meetings including the Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, Qatar Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe, Breeders Cup, The Melbourne Cup.

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Richard Smith

I am a total sports fan, in particular horse racing, football and golf, and have been writing about these and other sports for a number of years. I have had the chance to attend many of the biggest horse racing events in my time and my sporting claim to fame has to be winning the inaugural RacingTV Tipstar contest back in 2014. When not watching or writing about sports and sports betting I like to take an interest in cryptocurrency, and last but not least spending time and playing with my two young grandchildren.

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