# How does a double each way bet work?

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An each-way double is often used in horse racing. It involves picking two selections, each in different races, and then placing two double bets, a win double and place double. The win double needs both horses to win to be successful while the place double needs both horses to place to be successful.

## Is each way double a good bet?

The each way double bet for horse race bettors can produce good returns even if the odds are small; especially if 1/4 odds are offered on the place part. If you backed a horse each way at 3/1 you would lose money but combine 2 of them in an e.w. double and you begin to start making money.

## How does a doubles bet work?

A double bet is the most simple and straightforward multiple bet available. As the name suggests, it is simply two different selections bundled together into one bet. If the bettor makes two winning selections, they win and get a greater payout than they would if they have just placed two separate single bets.

## Can you lose money on an each way bet?

Multiple bets are a prime example of where you can lose money on a winning bet, while it’s also possible to lose money on an each-way bet. Dead-heat rules and Rule-4 deductions can also make a winning bet into a loser.

## How do you calculate a double bet?

The odds for a double bet are worked out by taking the odds of each single bet and then multiplying those to create your double bet odds. The other way to work out double bet odds is that the money won from your first bet would be put as a stake on the second selection. See below for a double bet example.

## How many winners do you need in a Trixie?

In a Trixie at least two selections must be successful to get a return. The treble ensures that if you land all three winners your returns can leap significantly. It’s most often used in horse racing betting.

## How do you place an each way double bet?

Generally, an Each Way Double bet entails picking two selections in two different races, and then backing Each Way such that they both amount to two separate double bets as follows: a Win Double and a Place Double.

## What’s one more than a trifecta?

The superfecta is a type of wager in USA and Canada parimutuel betting in which the bettor, in order to win, must pick the first four finishers of a race in the correct sequence. …

## How much do I get back on a each way bet?

Bet £5 each way on a horse with win odds of 5/1 (total stake £10). If it places you lose your £5 win bet, but the place part of your each-way bet pays out at a fifth of 5/1, which is evens (1/1). This means you get back the £5 stake from the place part of your bet plus £5 winnings (£10).

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## Is it better to do an each way bet?

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. … If you want to play safe’ it might be wiser to bet two horses for a win in the race, rather than bet each-way.

## What is a bad each way bet?

Bookmakers are bound to the standard place terms (above) and in races, under certain circumstances, they can offer the punter an opportunity to bet on positive ‘place’ terms where the odds of a horse placing in a race are greater than the actual chance of this happening – this would be a bad each way bet.