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What does 6/4 odds mean?

6/4 odds mean that for every £4 you bet, you win £6 if your selection is successful. This is a form of fractional odds commonly used in betting. When you see 6/4, it suggests a moderate likelihood of the event happening – not too high, not too low.

6/4 Odds Payout Table

Bet Amount6/4 Profit CalculationTotal Return
£1(6/4) * £1 = £1.50£2.50
£5(6/4) * £5 = £7.50£12.50
£10(6/4) * £10 = £15£25
£25(6/4) * £25 = £37.50£62.50
£50(6/4) * £50 = £75£125
£100(6/4) * £100 = £150£250
6/4 bet calculator

In practical terms, for every £4 staked, you get £6 in winnings plus your original £4 back, making a total return of £10 if you win.

This type of odds offers a more than even return on your wager, indicating that the selection is seen as having a better chance of winning than losing but it’s still not a heavy favorite.

What do 6/4 odds payout?

6/4 odds mean that for every £4 you wager, you win £6 if your selection is successful. The profit is calculated by multiplying your stake by 6/4 (or 1.5).

Here are examples of payouts for different bet amounts at 6/4 odds:

  1. Bet £1: Profit = (6/4) * £1 = £1.50. Total return (profit + stake) = £1.50 + £1 = £2.50.
  2. Bet £5: Profit = (6/4) * £5 = £7.50. Total return = £7.50 + £5 = £12.50.
  3. Bet £10: Profit = (6/4) * £10 = £15. Total return = £15 + £10 = £25.
  4. Bet £25: Profit = (6/4) * £25 = £37.50. Total return = £37.50 + £25 = £62.50.
  5. Bet £50: Profit = (6/4) * £50 = £75. Total return = £75 + £50 = £125.
  6. Bet £100: Profit = (6/4) * £100 = £150. Total return = £150 + £100 = £250.

These examples illustrate how the payout increases with the stake amount, reflecting the 6/4 odds. The total return includes both the winnings and the original stake.

What does 6/4 each way mean?

6/1 each way betting involves two parts: one bet on the selection to win at the full odds (6/1 in this case) and another bet on the selection to place, which typically pays out at a fraction of the win odds (commonly 1/4 or 1/5 for horse racing).

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 * 6/1) * £0.50 = £0.75. Total return = £0.75 profit + £0.50 stake = £1.25.
    • Win Bet: If the win bet also wins, total profit = £0.75 (place) + £3 (win) = £3.75. Total return = £3.75 profit + £1 stake = £4.75.
  2. Bet £5 (£2.50 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 6) * £2.50 = £3.75. Total return = £3.75 + £2.50 = £6.25.
    • Win Bet: If win, profit = £3.75 (place) + £15 (win) = £18.75. Total return = £18.75 + £5 = £23.75.
  3. Bet £10 (£5 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 6) * £5 = £7.50. Total return = £7.50 + £5 = £12.50.
    • Win Bet: If win, profit = £7.50 (place) + £30 (win) = £37.50. Total return = £37.50 + £10 = £47.50.
  4. Bet £25 (£12.50 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 6) * £12.50 = £18.75. Total return = £18.75 + £12.50 = £31.25.
    • Win Bet: If win, profit = £18.75 (place) + £75 (win) = £93.75. Total return = £93.75 + £25 = £118.75.
  5. Bet £50 (£25 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 6) * £25 = £37.50. Total return = £37.50 + £25 = £62.50.
    • Win Bet: If win, profit = £37.50 (place) + £150 (win) = £187.50. Total return = £187.50 + £50 = £237.50.
  6. Bet £100 (£50 each for win and place):
    • Place Bet: Profit = (1/4 * 6) * £50 = £75. Total return = £75 + £50 = £125.
    • Win Bet: If win, profit = £75 (place) + £300 (win) = £375. Total return = £375 + £100 = £475.

In each way betting, if your selection doesn’t win but places, you only get the return from the place part of your bet. If the selection doesn’t place, you lose both bets.

What is 6/4 odds as a decimal?

6/4 odds in decimal format can be calculated by dividing the first number by the second number and then adding 1. 6/4 as a decimal is 2.5.

Example with £100 Bet:

If you place a bet of £100 at decimal odds of 2.5, your total return if you win would be calculated as follows:

Total Return=Stake×Decimal OddsTotal Return=Stake×Decimal Odds Total Return=£100×2.5=£250Total Return=£100×2.5=£250

So, for a £100 bet at 6/4, converted to 2.5 in decimal odds, your total return would be £250. This includes your original £100 stake and £150 in winnings.

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