Full cover bets with singles

For information about ordinary full cover bets, please visit our full cover bets article.

Always check with your specific bookmaker to find out about their specific rules regarding various bets. This is just a general glossary and the rules of individual bookmakers can differ from generally accepted betting practices.

Patent

A patent is a wager on three selections and is comprised of 7 separate bets: 3 single bets, 3 double bets and one treble bet. A patent is thus equivalent to one trixie + three singles. It just takes one winning selection for you to get paid.

Lucky 15

As the name suggests, this is a wager consisting of 15 separate bets. You wager on four selections and the 15 separate bets are the following: 4 single bets, 6 double bets, 4 treble bets and 1 fourfold accumulator bet. It only takes one winning selection to get you paid. The “lucky” part of the name is an allusion to the common practice among bookmakers to give out bonuses for one or ore winners, e.g. 'double the odds'.

Lucky 31

This time, your wagering on five selections and your bet consists of 31 separate bets: 5 single bets, 10 double bets, 10 treble bets and 5 fourfold accumulator bets and 1 fivefold accumulation bet. It is thus equivalent to a Super Yankee / Canadian + five singles. It only takes one winning selection to get you paid.

Lucky 63

Lucky 63 is a wager on six selections and consists of 63 separate bets: 6 single bets, 15 double bets, 20 treble bets and 15 fourfold accumulator bets, 6 fivefold accumulation bets and 1 sixfold accumulator bet. It only takes one winning selection to get you paid.

Alphabet

This bet is typically offered for horse racing and greyhound racing only. It is a wager consisting of six selections. The total number of bets in an alphabet is 26.

2 patent bets consisting of 7 bets each + 1 Yankee consisting of 11 bets + 1 accumulator bet = 26 bets.

It only takes one winning selection to get you paid.