A Patent Bet?

Patent Bet is a bet across 3 selections taking part in different events. The bet is made up of 3 Singles, 3 Doubles, and one Treble totaling 7 bets. Very similar to a Trixie but with the added 3 Singles. Patent betting is utilised to cover all possible outcomes and will pay off even if only one bet is successful.

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This accumulator bet is similar to the Trixie bet in that it is made up of three singles, three doubles, and a treble, but it is slightly different in that it is made up of three singles, three doubles, and a triple.

Where can I place a Patent Bet?

You can place a patent bet at William Hill

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How many bets are in a Patent Bet?

There is a combination of 7 bets in a Patent

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How does a Patent Bet work?

A Patent bet is popular in horse racing, but it is also available in other sports. It has grown in popularity as a result of the fact that you only need one winner out of three selections to see a profit.
This is because, unlike Trixie and Yankee betting, singles, doubles, and a treble are all included. The Patent covers all combinations of Single, Double, and Treble Bets across 3 selections.

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How do you calculate a Patent Bet?

Add together the return of each winning Single, Double, or Treble Bet. The benefit of a Patent is that a single winning selection ensures some winnings

What is a Patent Bet and how does it work?

This multiple betting approach is one of several ‘full coverage multiple bets,’ which act as insurance if you don’t get your Treble. Because it involves single bets, only one of the selections must win in order for a return to be reached on this sort of accumulator.

As a result, you may bet on three horses at quite large odds and yet expect to profit if one of them wins. However, the return would most certainly be lesser than the initial investment. The potential benefits are huge even if you only land three selections.

When you have three alternative outcomes selected, you may place this Patent bet in any direction. Even if you only get three correct picks, you can make a lot of money.

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Example of a Weekend Patent Bet

Possible Outcomes, let’s assume we’ve invested in these events:

1st choice – 1/1 evens

2nd choice – 1/1 evens

3rd choice – 1/1 evens

Patent wagers include:

1st bet – 1st selection (single)

2nd bet – 2nd selection (single)

3rd wager – 3rd selection (single)

4th bet – 1st and 2nd selections (double)

5th bet – 1st and 3rd selections (double)

6th bet – 2nd and 3rd selections (double)

7 bets – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices (treble)

For this example, let’s pretend we’ve backed a Patent bet with all three legs at evens (not each way), a total bet of £35, and a stake of £5 per line.

  • If none of the three-win we will lose £35.
  • If one leg wins then the return would be £10 representing a £25 overall loss, if two bets win then the return would be £40 making a £5 profit.
  • If all three bets come in then the return would be £130 meaning a £95 profit, as you’d expect the return jumps a lot if you get all the results correct.

£40 making a £5 profit.

If all three bets come in then the return would be £130 meaning a £95 profit, as you’d expect the return jumps a lot if you get all the results correct.

Odds, picks, and suggestions

It’s tempting to gamble without thinking, but it’s best to stick to what you know, avoid what you don’t, and avoid chasing losses. Because a patent bet is a multiple coverage bet made up of three options, it may not be helpful to include short-priced favourites.

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