How to calculate each-way bets

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How to calculate each-way bets
Each-way betting is one way to place a bet. (Getty Thinkstock)

Each-way bets are a form of betting in which there are more than two competitors vying for the same title. For example, in the English Premier League, there are 20 teams in the league. An each-way bet will place a bet on the team finishing first and the team placing. This way, an each-way bet is actually two bets. You will need to calculate the second bet to calculate the winnings on the bet. An each-way bet can win two times if the team comes in first place.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Determine the odds and the amount of the bet. For example, a person bets £6 on a horse to win, then places an each-way bet. The odds the horse wins is 16-1.

  2. 2

    Multiply the bet by 1/4. In the example, 16-1 times 1/4 equals 4-1.

  3. 3

    Multiply the bet amount by the first odds to calculate winnings on the bet to win. In the example, 16-1 times £6 equals £96, if the horse wins.

  4. 4

    Multiply the bet amount by the second odds to calculate winnings on the bet to place. In the example, 4-1 times £6 equals £24.

  5. 5

    Add together the winnings if the bet wins the top spot. In the example, if the horse wins the race, then £96 plus £26 equals total winnings of £122.

Tips and warnings

  • You should only gamble in places where gambling is legal.

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