What Is A Trixie?

All major bookmakers will offer you a Trixie Bet, if they don’t, then don’t bet with them. A selection of bookmakers offering Trixie Bets are as follows…….

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So What Is A Trixie?

In football terms, a Trixie Bet is a bet that consists of 3 selections, and is made up of 4 bets from different events/football matches.

If 2 of your selections win, you are guaranteed a return of some sort. If all 3 of your selections win, your whole bet wins. You can take a look at the sort of money you could win on a Trixie Bet using our Betting Calculator.

Basically, a Trixie is 4 bets made up of 3 doubles and 1 treble. If you pick Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to all win, and place them in a Trixie, the bet will be broken down like this.

Bet 1 – Double – Manchester United and Bayern Munich to both win
Bet 2 – Double – Manchester United and Barcelona to both win
Bet 3 – Double – Bayern Munich and Barcelona to both win

Bet 4 – Treble – Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to all win

If all 3 teams win, you will win on all 3 doubles, and 1 treble. If only Manchester United and Barcelona win, you will only win on 1 double (Bet 2), and your other 2 doubles and your treble will be classed as losing bets.

As a Trixie is made up of 4 bets, one selection not winning means 3 of your bets will be classed as losers.

Don’t be put off the bet because of this though. I quite like doing Trixie Bets on football because you can still make money from it, with just two of your selections winning.

If your 3 selections are all around the Even money mark, you only need 2 of your selections to win to get your money back. If you go slightly over Evens (say 11/10 or 6/5, for example), you will be in profit from just 2 selections winning.

Don’t get a Trixie Bet mixed up with a Patent Bet.

They are very similar, as in there are 3 selections needed. Where a Trixie Bet differs from a Patent Bet though, is the Trixie doesn’t include singles, whereas a Patent does. This makes a Patent Bet, 7 bets, as opposed to the 4 bets in a Trixie Bet.

The break down is like this.

Trixie Bet – 4 Bets

Bet 1 – Double – Manchester United and Bayern Munich to both win
Bet 2 – Double – Manchester United and Barcelona to both win
Bet 3 – Double – Bayern Munich and Barcelona to both win

Bet 4 – Treble – Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to all win

Patent Bet – 7 Bets

Bet 1 – Single – Manchester United to win
Bet 2 – Single – Bayern Munich to win
Bet 3 – Single – Barcelona to win

Bet 4 – Double – Manchester United and Bayern Munich to both win
Bet 5 – Double – Manchester United and Barcelona to both win
Bet 6 – Double – Bayern Munich and Barcelona to both win

Bet 7 – Treble – Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to all win

My page, What Is A Patent Bet, covers a Patent in more detail. If you like doing four team bets instead/as well, we also have a What Is A Yankee Bet page, and a What Is A Lucky 15 page, to show you how that bet works.

Also be aware, that when you fill in your betting slip with your selections, you will be asked to enter your stake. Normally that is per bet, so if you enter £1.00 for a Trixie, that will cost you £4.00 (£1 x 4 bets). If you enter £1.00 for a Patent, it will cost you £7.00.

So be aware when placing bets. For example, if you want the total cost of your Trixie Bet to be £1.00, you will have to enter 25p per a bet (25p x 4 bets).

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