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Joined: 11 November 2009
Oct 12, 2011 09:19
Right I need my fellow LUFCTalkers to help me out here. I'm totally confused. I have been listening to British radio a lot and they always bring up gambling, like the odds for football and racing and all other sports. Now over here the odds are simple. Each horse/team/player gets an amount put next to their name.
For example it would be:
Leeds - $1.50
Doncaster - $2.50
Now that would mean that for every dollar you bet you get either $1.50 or $2.50 back depending on who you backed. However when I listen to the odds over there it's like:
Leeds - 9/4
Doncaster - 11/2
Now can somebody please explain to me how the fraction system works. I have been trying to figure it out for months but to no avail.
Joined: 15 July 2009
Oct 12, 2011 09:37
It's quite simple TJ but would look silly if you didn' tknow if it's 9/2 (9 to 2) you get £9 back for your £2 stake , 11/2 (11 to 2) would be £11 back for £2 stake . All plus your stake back of course simply divide the first by the last and multiply by your stake 9/2 = 4.5 * stake
Joined: 14 September 2011
Location: Stoke on Trent
Oct 12, 2011 17:29
Just to add that you must be careful in knowing the difference between say 9/2 and 2/9 ! 9/2 ie 9 to 2 AGAINST is 9 for every 2 bet (plus your £2 stake back) but is quite different to 2/9 ie 9 to 2 ON which would give only £2 for every £9 bet (ie the bookies think it is a near certainty!. ALso if you see 13/2 you can still bet just £1 in which case you will get back £6-50. Simples!