# Frequent question: What is a win or each way bet?

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## Is it better to bet each-way or to win?

The longer the each-way price, the better it is for the bookmaker. The shorter the each-way price, the better it is for the punter. As fields get bigger, the place odds of one-quarter the win odds are more and more in favour of the bookmaker.

## What does \$10 each-way mean?

A \$10 each-way bet means that the bettor is wagering \$20 in total; \$10 for the win and \$10 for the place. If the runner finishes 2nd or 3rd, the bettor will receive the place dividend. If the runner wins, they will receive both the win and place dividend.

## What is a single or each-way bet?

What is an each-way single bet? An each-way single bet actually consists of two bets, one to win and one to place, and are settled as two bets. As it’s two bets, you are placing double the stake, so if you placed £10 you would actually be placing a £20 bet, £10 for the win part and £10 for the place part.

## Is it worth doing each way bets?

Each way matched betting is a profitable strategy to create value out of horse racing bets. Betting each way on horses gives us an advantage because bookmakers don’t set the place odds according to probability. They are simply always tied to the win odds (a 1/4 or 1/5 fraction of the win price).

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## Is an each way bet worth it?

Betting on bad each way races is a profitable betting strategy. If you are struggling to make horse racing pay through your selection process then focussing on bad each way races is a good angle to make your betting pay.

## How much do you win on a each way bet?

Each Way Explained

This means you can receive a return on your bet if your selection wins, but also if it just places. When placing an each way bet, you stake an amount on both the win and the place. So if you place £5 each way, you’ll be placing £5 on the win and £5 on the place, a total of £10.

## How much does an each way bet cost?

Because an each-way wager comprises two bets, the total staked is twice the unit stake. For example, a £5 each-way single would cost £10, as would a £5 each-way treble comprising as it does a £5 win treble and a £5 place treble.

## What does 1/5 each-way mean?

Each Way Terms with a Non Runner – 3 places at 1/5 odds

Lovely! This means you will be paid for your win part of your bet at the odds chosen when you placed the bet and for the place part of your bet at 1/5 of your odds.

## How many places does each-way pay?

Any race with less than five runners will be win only, whereby no bets can be placed on a horse each-way. If there are five, six or seven runners in a race, then there are two places available, meaning there is a payout if backed each-way on horses who finish first or second, at 1/4 of the odds.

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## Do bookies pay out on 5th place?

You’ll also get paid out on the ‘place’ part of the bet too! However, bookmakers will typically only pay out 1/5 of the quoted odds on the ‘place’ portion of the bet for big races. The £5 ‘place’ portion of your bet pays out £40.