What is a Patent Bet?

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.

As you can see, the Patent covers the full range of possibilities. The bets included are the 3 Single bets, a Treble bet and 3 Double bets for a total of 7 bets. This means a Total Stake of £7 in the calculator if you enter an initial stake of £1. Compare that to a stake of £4 for the trixie and £1 for a Treble and you'll start to better understand the pros and cons of each.

The Patent Calculator


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Further resources


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.

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