Once you get into the realm of having four selections as part of your bet you either lean towards a 4 fold accumulator (all results have to come in aka win), a yankee (you’re less certain of four wins so expand to 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 four-fold to try to make a profit even if you don’t get four wins) or this, a Lucky 15 where you expand on the yankee format and include all four of the single bets as part of your over all wager. As such your bet consists of 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 four-fold.
With a lucky 15, you’re not dead set on all four of your selections winning, but instead hold a more realistic / pessimistic view that in all likelihood one or two will fall short. With a lucky 15 bet, you’re placing more bets and as such spending more on various combinations of outcome, but at the same time, it’s not an all or nothing, win or lose, endevour. Most bookmakers offer this kind of bet so it’s worth a try if you like to mi things up once in a while.
I’ve never actually caught up with someone in the bookies and asked them what they’re planning on betting on, only for them to grab my arm and say “I really have to get this patent on, right now!”. From that I can perhaps deduce that it’s not a bet that the average punter does on a day to day basis. However, it’s of course an option and where you have three selections that you’re ‘reasonably’ confident of, it’s certainly not a bad option to go for.
Essentially a patent involves picking three bets, but unlike a treble, it’s a combination / multiple bet. So not only are you betting on the treble, but also every other combination (namely three single bets and three doubles). This way if you’re ‘almost’ right you might well make a few quid via some a few of the individual bets coming up and if all three of the selections win you’re in line for a very nice win indeed. Patents are a nice bet for those who like the idea of a big win, but aren’t necessarily going ‘all in’ with it. If you like a few pounds back as a result of being ‘thereabouts’, a patent might well be the bet for you!