What is a Trixie Bet?

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A Trixie Bet often seems more complicated than it actually is. This is why many people are discouraged from using it despite its obvious advantages. In order to help you understand it better, we will break it down to its components, give you some helpful tips and explain how to use a Trixie Bet Calculator.

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Why make a Trixie Bet?

Placing multiple bets can bring you significantly higher returns. However, if you place an accumulator, every one of your selections will need to win in order so you can get a return. In contrast to this, Trixie Bets allow you to make a return even if one of your selections doesn’t pan out as planned. So, you will basically have a safety net against losses.

So, are there any tradeoffs? As you might have guessed, yes. First off, Trixie Bets require a higher stake. Additionally, although you will have an increased probability of winning, your returns will be lower if only two of your selections come up trumps.

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Trixie Bet Explained

A Trixie Bet consists of four separate bets on three selections. In particular, those are three doubles and one treble. In order for the bet to be successful, two of the selections have to win.

How to place a Trixie Bet: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you are interested in placing a Trixie Bet, we have made a step-by-step guide to help you with the procedure.

  1. Make selection of the 4 events you want to be part of your Trixie
  2. Add them to your betting slip
  3. Select the multiple bet option and check the Trixie box
  4. Confirm your bet

An Example

In order to have Trixie Bet explained in practical terms, we’ll use a horse racing example.

Although the odds can and will often be different for each event, we’ll suppose all are 10/1. If you stake £1 per line, your total wager will end up being £4. You will win the bet if at least two of your selected horses win. In this case, your total return will be £121. If you are lucky to have all three wins, your return will climb up to £1,694.

Trixie Bet Types

Next to the regular Trixie Bet, some markets allow you to place an Each Way Trixie.

Each Way (EW) Trixie Bet

In addition to a regular Trixie, you can also add an Each Way into the equation. This means that in addition to the four win bets, you will also have four place bets. A place bet means that your selection has to either win or finish second or third.

Since you will effectively be doubling the number of bets, your wager will, ultimately, be twice as high.

How does a Trixie work in horse racing?

Generally, the same basic rules apply for the bet regardless of the sport.

Trixie Bet on other sports

Although initially Trixie were primarily associated with horse racing, the arrival of fixed-odds betting has changed things up. Now they are popular on a variety of other sports, especially football.

How to use a Trixie Bet Calculator?

A Trixie Bet calculator is the easiest way for you to plan a Trixie ahead of betting. At the core of every calculator, there is an algorithm which enables you to enter all the required variables and your stake. The calculator will then churn out your potential returns.


Hopefully, you will find the answers to any additional questions you might have, in our FAQ section below.

How do I calculate returns from a Trixie?

The easiest way for you to calculate returns for a Trixie is by using a Trixie Calculator.

Why use a Bet calculator?

Trixie Bet calculators will save you an immense amount of time and also enable you to quickly change the variables and see how they affect your returns.

How do you win a Trixie Bet?

In order to win a Trixie, at least two out of your three selections have to win.

Is It Possible to Do an Each Way Trixie?

Yes, it is. An Each Way Trixie will mean that you will have to make four place bets in addition to four win bets. This will increase your chances at winning, but it will also double the required stake.

What Is the Difference Between a Trixie and a Patent Bet?

Just like a Trixie, a Patent bet has four selections. However, Patent bets have seven bets, as opposed to the four bets of a Trixie. Unlike a Patent bet, a Trixie doesn’t cover any singles.

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