# What Are Union Jack Trebles In Betting?

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

If you are looking for an answer to the question “What Is a Union Jack Trebles Bet?” then you have landed on the right page, and we’ll also answer the questions:

• How much does a Union Jack Trebles bet cost?
• How many combinations does a Union Jack Trebles bet have?
• How does a Union Jack Trebles bet work?

On this page we’ll give you an example of the bet, we’ll show you how many selections the bet has and how the 8 different combinations work for the Union Jack Trebles bet.

All of the info will be explained so it is easy to understand for novices and experts alike, with tables and screenshots to help guide you along the way.

## HOW MUCH DOES A £0.20p UNION JACK TREBLES BET COST?

Depending on your betting style and how much you budget will decide how much a Union Jack Trebles bet will cost. You can do these bets for small or large stakes depending on your budget. Don’t forget that you should 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 Union Jack Trebles bet as well as other staking levels.

## HOW MANY COMBINATIONS DOES A UNION JACK TREBLES BET HAVE?

In the table below you can see how many combinations in total the Union Jack Trebles bet has.

So you have nine selections and eight separate bets that are within a Union Jack Trebles bet, which of course gives you a number of chances to pick out a winning treble.

Understanding the different combinations is important with any type of bet, but with the Union Jack Trebles bet it can be pivotal to make the right decisions about which selections to place where in your list of nine.

This is a betting strategy used for win and each way bets and is a bet more suited to advanced punters

Firstly you will want to select your horses, so let’s look at nine mythical selections, and for this example, we’ll use a £1.00p win stake, so your total outlay is £8.

• Selection 1 – 3/1
• Selection 2 – 3/1
• Selection 3 – 3/1
• Selection 4 – 4/1
• Selection 5 – 4/1
• Selection 6 – 4/1
• Selection 7 – 5/1
• Selection 8 – 5/1
• Selection 9 – 5/1

Of course, we want to get a winning bet if possible, but also eliminate as much risk as possible. The image and text below show how all of the eight different trebles work with selections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

With a Union Jack Trebles bet, one winning treble should make this a profitable bet.

## HOW DOES A UNION JACK TREBLES BET WORK?

So how does the Union Jack Trebles bet work?

Looking at the image below, you will see that we have our nine selections in a grid. You can think of this as a game of noughts and crosses or Tic-Tac-Toe.

So we have our nine selections above and the bet contains eight trebles, and below you can see how they work.

• Treble 1 – Selections 1-2-3 (Horizontal Row 1)
• Treble 2 – Selections 4-5-6 (Horizontal Row 2)
• Treble 3 – Selections 7-8-9 (Horizontal Row 3)
• Treble 4 – Selections 1-4-7 (Vertical Column 1)
• Treble 5 – Selections 2-5-8 (Vertical Column 2)
• Treble 6 – Selections 3-6-9 (Vertical Column 3)
• Treble 7 – Selections 1-5-9 (Diagonal top left to bottom right)
• Treble 8 – Selections 3 5 7 (Diagonal top right to bottom left)

So as you can see from above, we need to find at least one winning treble from our total of nine selections.

## WHAT IS THE STRATEGY BEHIND A UNION JACK TREBLES BET?

So we know we need at least three winners on our bet to break even or make a profit.

As an example, if selections 1, 2 & 3 were all priced at evens then our winning treble would look like this.

• EVS @ £1 on selection 1 gives us £2 going onto selection 2.
• EVS @ £2 on selection 2 gives us £4 going onto selection 3, which if successful, gives us £8 as a return. So we break even on our initial stake of £8.

If we use our example prices from above and selections 1, 2 & 3 are all priced at 3/1, then our result is much different.

• 3/1 @ £1 on selection 1 gives us £4 going onto selection 2.
• 3/1 @ £4 on selection 2 gives us £16 going onto selection 3, which if successful, gives us £64 as a return. So we now see a very good profit of £56 on our initial stake of £8 on our Union Jack Trebles bet.

### Union Jack Trebles Bet Strategy

Choosing your nine selections and where to place them is vitally important, and this is where a “banker” comes into play.

We see from the grid above that selection 5 will be in four of our trebles, while selections 1,3,7 & 9 will be in three of our trebles, and selections 2, 4, 6 & 8 will appear in two of our trebles.

It, therefore, makes sense to make selection 5 our “BANKER” as this gives us the most winning opportunities.

Therefore selecting a favourite as selection 5 in your Union Jack Trebles bet makes a lot of sense.

## HOW MUCH CAN YOU WIN WITH A UNION JACK TREBLES BET?

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

Well, we explained how three winners at odds of EVENS (1/1) is guaranteed to give you a break-even bet, but if we used the odds for our nine example selections above, then our eight winning trebles would come to a total of £1005 for a profit of £997 on just an £8 stake on our Union Jack Trebles bet.

## CONCLUSION

I must say, I had a lot of fun researching these bet types and hopefully, you’ll have learned more about what a Union Jack Trebles bet is, and you can now understand exactly how all the combinations work.

If you like placing combination bets like the Union Jack Trebles bet, 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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