5 to 1

What does 5/1 odds mean?


5/1 odds, often expressed as “five to one,” mean that for every £1 you bet, you win £5 if your selection is successful. It’s a way of quantifying the probability of an event, with higher odds indicating a lower probability of the event happening.

5/1 Odds Payout Table

Bet AmountWinningsTotal Return
Bet £1£5£6
Bet £5£25£30
Bet £10£50£60
Bet £25£125£150
Bet £50£250£300
Bet £100£500£600

What does 5/1 payout?

For 5/1 odds payouts, here’s what happens with different bet amounts:

  • Bet £1: If you win, you receive £5 in winnings, plus your original £1 stake back, totaling £6.
  • Bet £5: Winning gets you £25 in winnings plus your £5 stake, totaling £30.
  • Bet £10: You win £50 plus your £10 stake, totaling £60.
  • Bet £25: Winning nets £125 in winnings plus your £25 stake, totaling £150.
  • Bet £50: A win brings £250 in winnings plus your £50 stake, totaling £300.
  • Bet £100: Winning yields £500 in winnings plus your £100 stake, totaling £600.

5/1 Each way betting is a common wager in horse racing and other sports, where your bet is effectively split into two parts: one bet on the selection to win and another bet on it to place (usually to come in second, third, or sometimes fourth).

The ‘place’ part of the bet is paid out at a fraction of the win odds.

What is 5/1 each way?

For 5/1 odds each way, if the place terms are, for example, 1/4 of the odds, the calculations for different bet amounts would be:

  • Bet £1 (£0.50 each for win and place): If only the place bet wins, you get 1/4 of £5 (£1.25) plus your £0.50 stake back, totaling £1.75. If both win, add an additional £5 (win part) plus £0.50 stake, totaling £7.25.
  • Bet £5: £2.50 each for win and place. Place-only win totals £8.75, both win totals £35.25.
  • Bet £10: £5 each for win and place. Place-only win totals £17.50, both win totals £70.50.
  • Bet £25: £12.50 each for win and place. Place-only win totals £43.75, both win totals £176.25.
  • Bet £50: £25 each for win and place. Place-only win totals £87.50, both win totals £352.50.
  • Bet £100: £50 each for win and place. Place-only win totals £175, both win totals £705.

What is 5/1 as a decimal?

5/1 odds in decimal format would be 6.00. Decimal odds represent the total return for each unit bet, including the stake.

So, for a £10 bet at decimal odds of 6.00, your total return if you win would be £10 * 6.00 = £60. This includes your original £10 stake and £50 in winnings.

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