A Trixie bet is classed as a “Full cover bet” as it offers you full coverage on all combinations of possible multiples. Use our Trixie Calculator to work out your potential winnings.
What is a Trixie Bet
A Trixie Bet is made up of 3 selections, and is made up of 4 bets from different events, matches or races. The Trixie bet is made up of 3 doubles and one treble. In order for you to see a return on your bet then you will need at least 2 winning selections. A Trixie is very similar to a Patent bet but without singles.
Bookies that Offer Trixie Bets
Most reputable fixed odds bookies will be able to offer a Trixie Bet, below are some of our favourites:
Trixie Bet Example
As we mentioned earlier a Trixie is 4 bets made up of 3 doubles and 1 treble.
This means the calculation would be:
((A + 1)(B + 1)(C + 1) – (A + B + C + 1)) x stake = winnings
So as an example if you were to pick a Champions League selection of Manchester City, Real Madrid and PSG to all win, and place them in a Trixie, the bet will be broken down like this.
Bet 1 – Double – Manchester City and PSG to both win
Bet 2 – Double – Manchester City and Real to both win
Bet 3 – Double – Real Madrid and PSG to both win
Bet 4 – Treble – Manchester City, Real and PSG to all win
If all 3 of your teams win, then you will win on all 3 doubles and the 1 treble. However if only Man City and Real were to win, then you will only win on 1 double (Bet 2), and your other 2 doubles bets and your treble bet will be classed as losers.
So with the example of our Champions league Trixie. Let’s say the three winning choices are at odds of 1.3, 1.8 and 2.2 respectively. Now if we enter these values into the equation from above as A, B and C and let’s say our total stake was £10.
((1.3 + 1)(1.8 + 1)(2.2 + 1) – (1.3 + 1.8 + 2.2 + 1)) x £10 = £143.08
The reason a Trixie is very popular with racing and football punters is 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 get slightly better odds than Evens (i.e. 11/10), you will be in profit from just 2 of your selections winning.