# Voting Question: I need a simple way of working out ODDS?

• Voting Question: I need a simple way of working out ODDS?

Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 03:57
If you're placing a bet, the easiest thing to do is to always bet in increments of the number on the right. So if the odds are 8/5, bet 5. If you win, you get 8 profit. (That means you'll end up with 13 total.) Or you can bet 10 or 15 or 20. Whatever you multiply the 5 times, just multiply the 8 times that same number and that will be your profit. So let's say you decided to bet 50 with odds of 8/5. You bet 10 times the amount on the right. So now multiply the 8 times the 10. 80 would be your profit. You'd get back 130 total, including the 50 you bet, IF you win the bet. ***MUCH MORE IMPORTANT - Only about 1% of folks who bet on sports do so profitably. If you still don't even know how to figure the odds, what chance do you really have to be one of those profitable sports bettors? The answer is ZERO. I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just telling you the truth. This is a mistake.
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 04:52
use a calculator (everyone has one on their mob phone) just x the 2 numbers added together and divide by the bottom number. so £10 on each of your prices is 10x13÷5= £26 return 10x21÷12= £17.50 return any stake you like eg £1.50 1.50x13÷5=£3.90 1.50x21÷12=£2.63