# How do you bet odds on Betfair?

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## How do odds work on Betfair?

Fractional odds allow you to calculate how much money you will win on your bet in comparison to you stake. The number on the right(e.g. 10) is how much you will win. … This can also be calculated as 1 / (1 + 1) = 0.50 – There is a 50% chance that the event will happen. 1/4 for every £/€4 you bet, you will win £/€1.

Betfair offer Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) on all UK & Irish Horse Racing from 8am on the day of the race. So, if you take a price on a horse and the Starting Price (SP) is bigger we will pay you out at the bigger odds! For Example: If you take a price of 3/1 and the selection wins with an SP of 4/1, we pay you 4/1.

## What are the numbers under the odds on Betfair?

Numbers underneath the odds show you how much of your bet should be instantly matched. You are able to bet however much you like, whether is it more or less than these figures then: If you bet less than the amount shown, all of your bet should be matched instantly (this means your bet is on!).

## Why does Betfair let you change the odds?

In a nutshell

Unlike traditional bookmakers, who offer a fixed price, the Betfair Exchange allows customers to ask for a better price if they don’t like what is being offered.

## Does Betfair give better odds?

Studies over several years have shown that Betfair gives 20% better odds on average due to competition and lower margins. Competition in any walk of life leads to a better deal, and with over three million registered customers, Betfair is extremely competitive.

## Can you win laying on Betfair?

Your return for a win is effectively your stake (minus commission). A lot of people prefer to lay at odds-on as your liability is then reduced. … Betfair will only let you risk as much as is in your account and at the best available odds for you as a backer or a layer.

## Can you make a living from Betfair?

The Betfair tax rate can reach 60% of profits with as little as \$250,000 in lifetime gains (an amount that is large to an individual but relatively small to a major investor or fund). To have 60% of your profits taken away every week is ludicrous.

## Can you bet on horse to lose?

And, yes, you could lose money betting across the board if your horse finishes second or third and the cumulative payoffs are less than \$6.

## How do I use my free bet on Betfair?

To use your free bets, add your Sportsbook selections to your betslip that meet the terms and conditions of the offer. You’ll then be able to select to use the free bets through using the ‘Use available bonus’ toggle at the bottom of the betslip.

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## What do the numbers mean on Betfair?

Numbers underneath the odds show you how much of your bet should be instantly matched. … If you bet more than the amount shown, any amount over this price means that part of your bet will be unmatched for the time being.