# Your question: Is it good to bet each way?

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Betting on bad each way races is a profitable betting strategy. If you are struggling to make horse racing pay through your selection process then focussing on bad each way races is a good angle to make your betting pay.

## Is a each-way bet worth it?

In summary, obtaining an extra place for a slight reduction in place odds is very likely to be worth it in mathematical terms. Just keep an eye on whether you are giving up more in the win part of an each-way bet than you are gaining in the place part.

## Can you bet each-way only?

A simple trick to ensure you only bet each-way on horses at odds that will return at least your total stake if they place is find the each-way fraction and invert it to give you the odds at which your each-way bet will break even if it places. E.g. each-way fractions of ⅕ give you minimum odds of 5/1.

## What odds for each-way bets?

Which sports does each way betting work on?

• Less than 5 runners: WIN ONLY.
• 5-7 runners: 1st & 2nd place @ 1/4 odds.
• 8+ runners: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place @ 1/5 odds.
• Handicaps 12-15 runners: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place @ 1/4 odds.
• Handicaps 15+ runners: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place @ 1/4 odds.

## Can you lose money on an each way bet?

How is an each way bet paid? If you place an each way bet and your horse wins, both the win and place parts of your bet will pay out. However, if your horse only places and doesn’t win, you’ll lose the win part of your bet, and only the place part of your bet will pay out.

## How does each way pay out?

Each Way Betting In Summary

When you bet each way, you have two bets; one for the horse to finish first, and a second bet for the horse to finish in the top four or five (varies according to by race). The winnings for the latter bet are calculated by applying the fraction (usually 1/4) to the original odds available.

## What happens if an each-way bet wins?

It essentially gives you the chance to get a return on your money if the horse you back doesn’t win but instead finishes in 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th place. Each-way means you are betting on two things. The first is that the horse will win. The second is that it will finish anywhere up to 5th place.

## Do you get your stake back on a each-way bet?

You fancy a particular horse to win the race and if they do, you win your bet! For example, a successful £2 win bet at odds of 4/1 will see you receive a payout of £8, plus you get your £2 stake back. Each-way: … However, you have won your place bet and you will also get this part of your stake back.

## How much does a each-way bet cost?

Because an each-way wager comprises two bets, the total staked is twice the unit stake. For example, a £5 each-way single would cost £10, as would a £5 each-way treble comprising as it does a £5 win treble and a £5 place treble.

## What is a bad each way race?

Bookmakers are bound to the standard place terms (above) and in races, under certain circumstances, they can offer the punter an opportunity to bet on positive ‘place’ terms where the odds of a horse placing in a race are greater than the actual chance of this happening – this would be a bad each way bet.

## How many places does each way pay?

Any race with less than five runners will be win only, whereby no bets can be placed on a horse each-way. If there are five, six or seven runners in a race, then there are two places available, meaning there is a payout if backed each-way on horses who finish first or second, at 1/4 of the odds.

## Can you bet on both teams?

… yes, but it depends on the circumstances. Betting on both teams (also called arbitrage betting or middling) can result in the bettor making a profit — regardless of the outcome — by placing one bet per each outcome (and with different betting companies).

## What happens when you bet each way?

An Each Way (EW, E/W) bet is essentially two separate bets: one for the horse to win, the other for the horse to place in any of the place positions offered in that race. This means you can receive a return on your bet if your selection wins, but also if it just places.

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## What does each way 1/5 mean?

This means you will be paid for your win part of your bet at the odds chosen when you placed the bet and for the place part of your bet at 1/5 of your odds. Example: Bet Stake:£20.