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## What is a return on a bet?

This article addresses the Return on money you invest in sports betting and what can expect at various winning percentages. … The “return” is **the net winnings or losses based on that investment**.

## Does bet return include stake?

Remember, **the total return includes the initial stake**. The calculation required to work out the potential return when using decimal odds is very simple. In order to work out the potential profit just subtract one from the odds. Using the decimal format is as easy as that, which is why most betting sites stick with it.

## How do you calculate return on a bet?

We will start by **taking your net profit and dividing it by the total risk**. For example, if you created a system that had 500 games played and you won 25 units off of it, your sports betting ROI would be calculated thusly: (25 units X $100) / (500 games X $100) = . 05.

## Does payout include your bet?

The important thing to note about payouts is that **they often include the amount of money you put in**. If you bet $170 on the Cowboys to win at -170 odds, the payout is $270. … Odds can refer to moneyline, spread and total bets, and they can be displayed as American, British (fractional) or European (decimal).

## Can you lose more money than you bet?

**When you bet value bets** (especially underdog bets with value), you may lose more bets than you win. This is okay, though, if you’re really finding value.

## Do you lose money if you bet on the favorite?

Favorites are again given a “minus” designation, such as -150, -200 or -500. If a favorite is -200, that means you have to risk $200 to win $100. If the favorite wins, you get $100, but if **the favorite loses, you’re out $200**.

## What do odds 15 8 mean?

15/8 is the fraction the bookie is willing to multiply your stake by. 15/8 = 15 **divided by 8**. or change it to decimal : the fraction 15/8 = 1.875. so if you bet at 15/8 : stake money x 15 divided by 8 = winnings + your stake money as well.

## What does it mean 20 to 1 odds?

Reading the Win Odds

For example, 6-5 means you will get $6 in profit for every $5 you wager, while 20-1 means **you get $20 in profit for every $1 you wager**. In the latter example, a bet of $2 means you would get $42 back for a winning wager.

## How do you calculate ROI in horse racing?

What is this and what use is it for horse racing systems? A. This is the Return On Investment figure or profit figure. It is **calculated by dividing the total number of bets into the total profit or loss to level £1 stakes**.