Working out Bet Returns
As punters, most of us have one aim – to profit from our bets. Working out the returns from a bet doesn’t need a degree in applied mathematics and by following some simple steps it is easy for you to work out the returns from your wagers.
If you put £10 on a team at 2/1 and they won, you’d work out your returns as follows:
2/1 = 2. You then add one (to make 3) and multiply it by your stake (£10). Your return would therefore be 3x£10 = £30 equivalent to a £20 win and your £10 stake returned.
If you put £10 on a team at 4/5 and they won, you’d work out your returns in the same way:
4/5 = 0.8. You then add one (to make 1.8) and multiply it by your stake (£10). Your return would therefore be 0.8x£10 = £18 – an £8 win and your £10 stake returned.
When working out the returns from a double or any accumulator bet, you should start with the first of your selections. Work out your return as if it was a single. Once you have done this, you should work out the next part of your bet as a single also with your initial stake being the total return from the first bet.
You back two teams in a ‘double’ at 2/1 and 3/1 with a £10 stake. To work out your returns you assume the first bet is a single (2/1 = a £30 return as above). You then work out the second part of the bet as a single using the returns from your first bet (£30) as the stake.
So, 3/1 = 3. Add one (to make 4) and multiply it by the stake (£30). Your return would therefore be £120.
Our homepage contains it’s own handy bet calculator that you can use to work out your returns. You enter the odds of your selections and your stake and these calculators will work out your potential returns for you. This can be done with singles, doubles or any type of bet available.