What is the difference between American, Decimal and Fractional odds?

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American odds are expressed as whole numbers with a minus (-) or plus (+) number in front of them.  If the figure quoted is positive, the odds are quoting how much money will be won on a $100 wager.  If the figure quoted is negative, then the moneyline odds are quoting how much money must be wagered to win $100.  For example, if you place a bet at -180, it means that you need to bet $180 to win $100.  A bet at +300 means that you win $300 for every $100 you bet.  However, this is only a way of expressing the odds and it does not mean that you have to bet that much.  In fact, our minimum straight wager is just $5. 

Decimal odds are commonly used in Europe.  The decimal figure given is used to calculate your total return, inclusive of your stake.  For example, when the decimal price is 3.75 then your total return will be $37.5 for a bet of $10.  To get the exact payout for your bet, whatever that amount is, you simply need to multiply your stake by the decimal odds.

Fractional odds quote the net total that will be paid out, should you win, relative to your stake.  Odds of 4/1 ("four-to-one") mean that you stand to make, for example, a $40 profit on a $10 stake.  If the odds are 1/4 (read "one-to-four" or "four-to-one on"), you will make $2.50 on a $10 stake.  Should you win, you will always get your original stake back, so if the odds are 4/1 you would actually receive a total of $50 in return ($40 plus the original $10).  Odds of 1/1 are known as evens or even money.  Fractional odds are favored by bookmakers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, although there is now a move towards decimal odds.  They are also common in horse racing.

We cater for you whichever way you prefer to view your odds.  Just use the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of the betting card to choose between American, Decimal or Fractional odds.