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Decimal odds are the easiest type of odds to understand.

To calculate your winnings using decimal odds, simply multiply your stake.

Your “Stake” is the amount of money you wish to bet by the decimal number. For example…

If you placed a $100 bet at odds of 2.00, you would simply multiply 10 by 2.00 to calculate your return.

100 x 2.00 = 200.00 = $200 return from your $10 bet ($100 profit)

How about placing a $150 bet at odds of 1.57?

15 x 1.57 = 235.50 = $235.50 return from your $150 bet ($85.50 profit)


American odds are calculated based on how much money you have to bet in order to win $100. The odds are always accompanied by either a plus [+] or minus [-] symbol. The symbols determine whether you need to bet more than $100 (-) or less than $100 (+), to win $100.

This may sound confusing at first, but it doesn’t take long to get used to.

Lets jump right into an example of how American odds work. Remember that American odds are all about how much money you have to bet, in order to win $100.

Imagine the odds looked like this for a particular fight…

Fighter A = -150
Fighter B = +200

When working with American odds, you need to remember that the minus [-] symbol always means that you will have to bet more than $100 to win $100. Minus [-] odds are considered the “favourite”. Odds with the plus [+] symbol are considered the “underdogs”.

If you take a look at the odds above, you can see that Fighter A is the favourite at -150. This means that in order to win $100, you would have to bet $150.

Fighter B on the other hands is a +200 underdog. This means that you would only have to bet $50 to win $100. Here are a couple more examples using more challenging odds…

Fighter A = -600
Fighter B = +1000

In this example Fighter A has odds of -600, which means that you would have to bet $500 to win $100. Fighter B on the other hand has odds of +1000, which means you’d only have to bet $10 to win $100.

Working with American odds will take some getting used to and it can be difficult to work out the exact amount of money you will win from your bets at first.

You can practice working with American betting odds by visiting and using our Odds Converter to calculate your returns.


Fractional betting odds are favoured in the United Kingdom & Ireland and they’re the most popular type of odds used in Horse Racing. Although they may look confusing at first, they’re actually not that hard to work out. Lets jump right into looking at an example of how Fractional odds work…

If you wanted to bet $50 at odds of 6/4 six to four, this is how you would work it out:

First you have to add the numbers of the fraction together, in this case it would be 6 + 4 = 10. Then divide this number by the second number, in this case 4. 10 divide by 4 = 2.5. Then multiply this number by your stake. 2.5 x 50 = 125. Your return for a $50 bet at odds of 6/4 would be $125.

(6+4 = 10) 10 divided by 4 = 2.5

2.5 x 50(stake)= $125 ($75 profit)

If you get stuck and you’d like some help calculating how betting odds work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Sports Betting Lingo


Money that you can afford to set aside and invest for betting purposes only.


The betting favourite, more often one that is heavily favoured to win.

Chasing Losses

The act of making reckless bets you otherwise wouldn’t have, just because you lost a bet.


The side that is projected to win by oddsmakers.


The commission a sportsbook earns on each bet that is made. If the odds are even on a bet, a sportsbook will generally make the bet -110 so they keep the -10.

Live Betting

Betting on a game while it is unfolding. Also referred to as “in-play betting”.


A term used by inexperienced bettors to describe an “easy winner”.

Tip: There is no such thing as a “lock”. Anything can happen in sports, including outcomes that are impossible to predict such as injuries and bad ref/judge calls, so proper bankroll management is essential.


Betting a team to win the game straight up.


A gambler who is considered to be bad luck.

Parlay / Accumulator

A type of bet where you combine two or more bets, earning a higher payout if all of them win.  If one of the combined bets loses, the whole parlay loses.


A game in which there is no favourite or underdog. Oddsmakers believe that neither side has a clear advantage over the other.


The result of a tie between the bettor and the sportsbook. The bettor is refunded their money, and doesn’t lose any juice.


When a sudden and large line movement occurs across the sports betting marketplace.  Steam occurs when a large amount of money is being placed on a certain bet.


The side that is projected to lose by oddsmakers.


Units are a simple way of measuring the size of a bet regardless of the individual’s bankroll size. 1 unit = 1% of your bankroll. So if you have a bankroll of $10,000, a 1 unit bet would be $100, a 5 unit bet would be $500, and so on.