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What does 20/1 odds mean?

20/1 odds mean that for every £1 you bet, you win £20 if your selection is successful. This type of odds is an example of long odds, indicating that the event is considered relatively unlikely to happen. In practical terms, a bet at 20/1 odds offers a significant payout due to the perceived lower probability of the outcome occurring.

If you place a bet at these odds and your selection wins, you’ll receive £20 in winnings for each £1 staked, plus your original stake back. For instance, a £1 bet at 20/1 would return £21 if successful (£20 winnings plus the £1 stake).

What do 20/1 odds payout?

20/1 odds offer a high payout due to the relatively low likelihood of the event happening. Here’s how the payout works for different bet amounts at 20/1 odds:

  • Profit: For every £1 bet, you win £20 if your selection is successful.

Here are examples with various bet amounts:

  1. Bet £1: Profit = £20 * £1 = £20. Total return (profit + stake) = £20 + £1 = £21.
  2. Bet £5: Profit = £20 * £5 = £100. Total return = £100 + £5 = £105.
  3. Bet £10: Profit = £20 * £10 = £200. Total return = £200 + £10 = £210.
  4. Bet £25: Profit = £20 * £25 = £500. Total return = £500 + £25 = £525.
  5. Bet £50: Profit = £20 * £50 = £1000. Total return = £1000 + £50 = £1050.
  6. Bet £100: Profit = £20 * £100 = £2000. Total return = £2000 + £100 = £2100.

These examples illustrate the total returns at 20/1 odds, including both the original stake and the winnings.

What is 20/1 each way?

20/1 each way betting involves placing two separate bets: one for your selection to win at the full odds (20/1) and another for your selection to place (typically finishing in one of the top positions). The place bet typically pays out at a fraction of the win odds, often 1/4 or 1/5, depending on the terms of the bet.

Examples with Place Terms at 1/4 the Win Odds

  1. Bet £1 (£0.50 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: If only the place bet wins, profit = (1/4 * 20/1) * £0.50 = £2.50. Total return = £2.50 (profit) + £0.50 (stake) = £3.
    • Win Bet: If the win bet also wins, add £10 (win part) + £0.50 stake = £10.50, for a total return of £13.50 (£3 place return + £10.50 win return).
  2. Bet £5 (£2.50 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 20) * £2.50 = £12.50. Total return = £12.50 + £2.50 = £15.
    • Win Bet: If win, add £50 (win part) + £2.50 = £52.50, for a total return of £67.50.
  3. Bet £10 (£5 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 20) * £5 = £25. Total return = £25 + £5 = £30.
    • Win Bet: If win, add £100 (win part) + £5 = £105, for a total return of £135.
  4. Bet £25 (£12.50 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 20) * £12.50 = £62.50. Total return = £62.50 + £12.50 = £75.
    • Win Bet: If win, add £250 (win part) + £12.50 = £262.50, for a total return of £337.50.
  5. Bet £50 (£25 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 20) * £25 = £125. Total return = £125 + £25 = £150.
    • Win Bet: If win, add £500 (win part) + £25 = £525, for a total return of £675.
  6. Bet £100 (£50 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 20) * £50 = £250. Total return = £250 + £50 = £300.
    • Win Bet: If win, add £1000 (win part) + £50 = £1050, for a total return of £1350.

What is 20/1 odds as a decimal?

20/1 odds in decimal format are 21.00. This means that for every £1 you bet, the total return (including your stake) would be £21 if your bet is successful.

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