In this article we explain all you need to know about a Trixie bet including a break down of what it is and what it consists of, how to manually calculate this bet type and more.

Trixie Bet Explained – What Is A Trixie Bet?

A Trixie bet is a wager on 3 selections taking part in different events and includes the following: 3 doubles and 1 treble. A minimum of 2 selections must win for a Trixie to generate a return.

What Is A Patent Bet?

Note: A Trixie is similar to a Patent in the sense both bets consist of 3 selections, the only difference being is that a Patent also includes singles.

Each Way Trixie Bet

An each way Trixie is double the stake of a straight ‘Win' and consists of 8 bets – 4 bets for the selections to win and 4 bets for the selections to place. We explain more on each way betting and how it works with our ultimate guide.

As a general rule, it is only worth considering an each way Trixie if each of your selections are priced at 2/1 or greater as you may still be able to generate a profit even if all your selections do not win.

How To Calculate A Trixie Bet

To calculate a Trixie bet, you need to add together the return of each winning double and treble.

Trixie Bet Calculator

As you can imagine, manually working out the returns will take a while and it’s likely you’d be error prone so we’d suggest using a tool such as BetVictor’s Bet Calculator that will automatically do the math for you. You’ll also be able to experiment with different outcomes to see how they affect the potential returns.

Trixie Bet Calculator

Simply enter the prices of your 3 selections. Then enter your stake and it will show you what you stand to win.

How To Place A Trixie Bet

We’ll be using bet365 in our example although the process should be the same regardless of what bookmaker you use.

Step 1) Add your 3 selections to your bet slip.

How To Place Trixie Bet Step 1

Step 2) Enter your stake into the ‘Trixie' box.

How To Place Trixie Bet Step 2

Step 3) Confirm your bet.

How To Place Trixie Bet Step 3

Why Place A Trixie Bet?

Trixie bets are most commonly used when there are selections with long odds. What makes them appealing is that you only need two winning selections for a return and should all your selections win, you are likely to be set for a healthy profit.


A Trixie bet is formed of 3 selections and consists of 4 bets. They can be useful when backing selections at longer odds and does increase the likelihood of a return.