A Full Cover Bet is a type of wager that covers all possible multiple bet combinations from a set of selections. This means that even if some of the selections lose, a return is still possible from the other winning combinations. A Full Cover Bet does not rely on every selection being successful, unlike accumulators. The exact number of bets in a Full Cover Bet depends on the number of selections. Common examples include the Trixie, Yankee, and Lucky 15.
How is a Full Cover Bet different from an accumulator?
While both involve multiple selections, an accumulator requires all selections to win for a return, while a Full Cover Bet offers a return even if only some of the selections are successful. The Full Cover Bet breaks down the selections into all possible combinations of doubles, trebles, etc.
Can you give an example of a Full Cover Bet?
Certainly! A common Full Cover Bet is the “Trixie,” which involves three selections and is made up of three doubles and a treble. So, even if only two selections win, the bettor will receive a return from one of the doubles.
Are Full Cover Bets exclusive to horse racing?
While Full Cover Bets are popular in horse racing, they are not exclusive to it. They can be placed on any sport where multiple selections and combination bets are allowed, including football, tennis, and more.
Is a Full Cover Bet more expensive than a regular bet?
Since a Full Cover Bet consists of multiple individual bets, the stake is typically multiplied by the number of those bets. For instance, in a Trixie with three selections (totaling four bets), a stake of $5 would mean a total outlay of $20 ($5 x 4).
Why might a bettor choose a Full Cover Bet over a simpler bet type?
The primary appeal of a Full Cover Bet is the increased chance of securing a return. Even if not all selections are successful, there’s a possibility of a payout from the winning combinations. This approach can be seen as a way to spread risk across multiple possibilities.