An Easy Guide to a Patent Bet

July 12, 2019

Patent Bet explained

A patent bet is one of the most popular multiple bets to place and can be used in a variety of different situations. The flexibility and the fact that it only needs three selections are just two reasons why it is so popular with punters.

What is a Patent Bet?

A patent is a full coverage bet, which consists of three selections and a total of seven bets. This means when you place one of these bets, you have to multiply your stake by seven to get your total bet stake. For example, a £1 patent will cost you a total of £7, with each of the seven individual bets having a stake of £1 on it.

The seven bets inside a patent are as follows:

3 singles covering every selection you put in the bet

3 doubles covering every combination of two in your bet

1 treble on all three selections to win

Just like any other full-coverage multiple, the more winners you have, the more winning bets you will have and the more returns you will receive. If you have one winner you will have one winning bet and six losing bets. Two winners will give you three winning bets and four losing bets while all three winners will, of course, mean that every single one of your seven bets is a winning bet.

Why Place a Patent Bet?

The simple answer here is because it combines both placing singles on the selections you choose and the benefits of a potential big win from a multiple bets.

With singles included, even if you only have one winner out of three, you will still receive a return. However, on top of the singles, you get the benefit of multiple betting, and if you happen to land all three winners you will find yourself with a very nice return.

This means you have a return if you have one or two winners, which you wouldn’t in an accumulator, but you have the treble to cover when all three win, which you wouldn’t get if you just did the singles.

What is the Difference Between a Patent and a Trixie?

A Trixie bet is another which has three selections, however, it is not the same as a patent. There is one key difference between the two and that is the single bets. A patent includes those, while a Trixie doesn’t.

To make this easier to understand, a patent is the same bet as a Trixie, with singles on each of the three selections added on top. This is why a Trixie has four bets in it, while a patent has seven.

Can You Place an Each Way Patent?

Yes, if each-way betting is available you can place an each-way patent. The cost of this simply doubles like any other each-way bet, so instead of the bet costing seven times your unit stake, it would cost 14 times your unit stake.

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