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1. Ok how does betting work? Im thinking of making a small bet but want to know how much i could make.

Like this 5/2, 4/1, 10/1 thing, how do you work out how much you would win, through these?

What do i divide and times?
2. ok....say there's a 10/1 (means 10 to 1) odds

if you put on £1 to win (or whatever)

you get £10 back plus ur original bet of £1 = £11

for 5/2 you have to pay £2 and win £5 ....

etc
3. (Original post by Packard)
Ok how does betting work? Im thinking of making a small bet but want to know how much i could make.

Like this 5/2, 4/1, 10/1 thing, how do you work out how much you would win, through these?

What do i divide and times?
umm, use 10/1 as an example..

this means that for every £1 you put on, you get £10 back 10/1

and 5/2 means you get £5 if you bet £2

basically x/y = z and for every £1 you put on, you get z back

you get your stake back too...
4. Just use decimal odds.
5. Ahhh.. isnt there some dividing and multiplying you can do to work it out. I just want to know if put a £40 bet on a 9/5, what do i do to work it out?

Im terrible at maths, but whats the formula you have to use.
6. (Original post by Packard)
Ahhh.. isnt there some dividing and multiplying you can do to work it out. I just want to know if put a £40 bet on a 9/5, what do i do to work it out?

Im terrible at maths, but whats the formula you have to use.
well its simple when you know how ....

ok 9/5, this means you have to put £5 on...

so if ur putting £40 you divide the 40 by the 5 = 8

then times that by the 9 = £72 (plus the original £40)

understand??
7. well for every £5 you get £9.
There are eight £5s in £40
Therefore you get £72 + your original £40

right?
8. Don't forget the tax.
9. do forget the tax because winnings arent taxed
10. It's hard.
11. (Original post by brimstone)
It's hard.
nah...

although betting at horse racing can get a bit tricky
12. Just use betfair. You just punch in how much you are going to bet and it automatically tells you how much you will win/loose.

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