The Each Way Calculator is an extremely useful tool to determine the ideal lay stakes for Each Way bets and Extra Place offers.
Many bookmakers run promotions where they offer additional places on selected races. By doing so, it is often possible to lock in a profit simply by laying the win part and place part of your each way bet. You may also wish to simply lay a standard each way bet or have found an each way arb opportunity. The Each Way Calculator from Profit Squad makes calculating the lay stakes for these bets quick and easy.
Here at ProfitSquad, we provide two free tools:
- An Each Way Matcher
- An Each Way Calculator
Free Each Way Matcher & Calculator
The Each Way Matcher is shown below and finds the best value each way bets by comparing the each way odds at the bookmaker to the corresponding win and place odds at various betting exchanges. Click on the green arrow to the right of any match to open up the Each Way Calculator. The Each Way Calculator will then be pre-populated with the details of that bet.
If you want to enter your own details into the Each Way Calculator, click through from any match in the Each Way Matcher below and replace the bet details with your own.
What is an Each Way bet?
An each way bet consists of two separate bets totalling one single stake. A win bet and a place bet. Each way bets are most common in horse racing but can be used in other sports with multiple participants such as Golf. If we placed a £10 each way bet on a horse, half of our stake would be placed on the horse to win and half on the horse to finish in one of the place positions.If the horse wins, you win both your bets, if the horse finishes in one of the place positions, only your place bet would win and if the horse finishes outside of the place positions, both your bets would lose. The number of place positions is set by the individual bookmaker for each race and usually depends on how many horses are running.
How to lay an Each Way bet
To lay an each way bet, you must lay both the win part of the bet and the lay part separately. Thankfully, the Each Way Calculator makes calculating the ideal lay stakes a breeze.
Benefits of the Each Way Calculator
The Each Way Calculator is a powerful tool which can be used in various occasions such as:
- Mug betting – Placing each way bets makes you seem like a more natural punter. Use the each way calculator to determine your lay stakes for minimal qualifying losses.
- Free Bets & Bonuses – Use your free bets or bonuses on each way bets. Again, you will seem less like a matched bettor and more like a regular punter. You may also return a higher profit from your free bets in some instances and may also qualify for extra place offers.
- Extra Place Offers – Adjust the settings on the calculator to reflect the number of additional places a bookmaker is offering. These provide you with additional value and you may be able to return a profit with little to no risk.
How to use the Each Way Calculator
By entering details of your each way bet, the Each Way calculator will automatically calculate the ideal lay stakes to return the greatest profit or lowest qualifying loss regardless of the result of your bet.
Example of an Extra Place Offer:
A bookmaker is paying out on 6 places rather than the standard 4 on a horse race.
We pick a horse which has odds of 8/1 (9.0) to win. To work out the place odds of the horse, divide the win odds by the place terms the bookmaker is offering. If they were offering ¼ the odds for a place, we would divide the win odds by 4, giving our horse place odds of 2/1 (3.0)
We then input these details into the each way calculator along with our stake, the lay odds on the exchange and the additional places the bookmaker is paying out on.
As you can see, from just a £10 stake, we would stand to make £29.22 profit if our horse finishes in the extra places (5th or 6th) and a minimal loss if it didn’t. Therefore, for a relatively small risk, you have the chance to make a significant profit.
You won’t win every time from extra place offers but they can be very good value and return a good profit on average over time.