So why should you consider using a full cover bet with singles?
A standard full cover bet requires that at least two of your selections win for you to get a return. Adding singles means that your bet may yield a return even if only one of your selections wins.
Full cover bets are already less risky than standard single and multiple bets because they involve splitting your stake across multiple selections, and not all your selections have to win for you to secure a payout. Adding singles into the mix reduces your risk further, giving you a better chance of a return on your bet stake.
Types of full cover bets with singles
Examples of full cover bets with singles include the:
- Patent (three singles, three doubles and a treble)
- Lucky 15 (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a fourfold accumulator)
- Lucky 31 (five singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five fourfolds and a fivefold accumulator)
- Lucky 63 (six singles, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfolds, six fivefolds and a sixfold accumulator)
- Alphabet (two patents with seven bets each, one yankee with 11 bets and one accumulator at one bet).
Of course your chances of winning become lower the more bets are involved. It’s worth noting that payouts for full cover bets are typically lower than for straight singles and multiples, given that the risk they pose is lower too.
Another consideration is that complex bets like the Lucky 63 and Alphabet are phenomenally difficult to assess and keep track of, although specialised betting calculators can make this easier.
Especially for the “Lucky” bets, bookmakers often offer bonuses, such as paying out bonuses on your winnings. These add appeal, helping justify the risk that’s involved even for the more complex types of full cover bets with singles.
- It's all in the name. An alphabet bet is a combination of 26 bets. Find out more!
- A patent bet includes seven bets on three selections. Get a return even if just one of your selections wins.
- Feeling lucky? Find out what's involved in a Lucky 15 bet.
- Learn what's involved in a Lucky 31 bet.
- There's no denying it; you have to be lucky to win a Lucky 63. Find out more.