With a Patent bet, you have the same number of selections as a Treble or a Trixie, yet you are mitigating your risk slightly more by adding 3 Single bets to the betting slip. This allows you to have 2 losing selections and still make a profit, or break even, as long as your winning single covers the cost of your stake. Click here to add some example odds to the betting calculator. If you set the first two selections to losing bets, you'll notice that you still make a profit. Of course, the price for this extra security is, as ever, lower profits. An all-winning £7 stake for a Patent will win you less than a £7 Trixie or Treble.
So, what are my tips for the Patent? Firstly, remember that all of my bet recommendations are derived from the current value of a bet, according to our custom algorithm. Consequently the price we find will often have been updated once you get to the bookies. You will have to be quick, and also capable of thinking on your feet if the prices change.
A quick list of some boomakers to get started with. We have a full list, along with an explanation of each one's terms and conditions, inside the members' area.