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Each Way Betting

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What is an each way bet?

An each way bet is made up of 2 parts: the ‘Win' and the ‘Place'.

Each part is an equal stake, e.g. a £1 Each Way bet will have £1 on the ‘Win' and £1 on the ‘Place' (a total stake of £2).

The ‘Win' part of your bet is on your selection to win the event, and the ‘Place' part is on your selection to finish either first or in one of the number of places, e.g. 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc.

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How is an each way bet paid?

If your selection wins, both the ‘Win' and ‘Place' parts of your bet will pay out. But if your selection only places, you will lose the ‘Win' part of your bet (and lose that part of the stake) but get paid out on the ‘Place'.

The odds for the ‘Place' are given as a fraction of the odds for the ‘Win' and will be displayed to you when you place your bet.

So for example, if a £1 each way bet is placed on a horse priced at 16/1 and it finishes 2nd; returns will be broken down as follows:

  • The £1 win part of the bet is lost
  • The £1 place part of the bet is settled by dividing the price by the fraction offered before the race (typically 1/4 or 1/5th)
  • 16/1 @ 1/4 the odds: 16 divided by 4 = 4/1. £1 at 4/1 = £5 returns
  • 16/1 @ 1/5 the odds: 16 divided by 5 = 3.2/1. £1 at 3.2/1 = £4.20 returns

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How do I check how many places you're paying on?

Horse and Greyhound Racing
For Horse and Greyhound racing, the 'Place' element of Each Way bets will always be governed by the following place terms:

Non-Handicap Races
2 - 4 Runners: Win Only (1st place only)
5 - 7 Runners: A 1/4 the odds over 2 places (1st and 2nd place)
8 or more Runners: A 1/5th the odds over 3 places (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Handicap Races
2 - 4 Runners: Win Only (1st place only)
5 - 7 Runners: A 1/4 the odds over 2 places (1st and 2nd place)
8 - 11 Runners: A 1/5th the odds over 3 places (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
12 - 15 Runners: A 1/4 the odds over 3 places (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
16 or more Runners: A 1/4 the odds over 4 places (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place)

Each-Way bets are governed by our S.P. place betting terms. This means that the place terms (1/4, 1/5 and number of places paid) will be determined by the number of horses coming 'under starter's orders' and not by the number of declared runners when the price was taken. In the event of a promotional extra place concession, Sky Bet reserve the right to change the fractional place terms.

Other Sports
To find out how many each way places we are currently paying on an event, simply use the blue 'i' icons located either at the top of the event list or if on your mobile, when the selection has been added to the slip:



Alternatively, you can also see how many places are paid under the 'Selection Details' section of the Bet Receipt in the My Account area:


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What if I've done an each way accumulator or multiple?

The important distinction to make with each way accumulators or multiples is that an each way bet is still only 2 bets - 1 for ALL selections to win and 1 for ALL selections to place. This means that if one of your selections does not go on to win or place - the whole bet is lost.

For example, if you were to place a 6 horse each way accumulator and 5 horses won while the other horse placed - you would still only receive a place part accumulator at the 1/3, 1/4 or 1/5 odds stated. You wouldn't receive more winnings because more of the horses won. On the same topic, if 5 horses placed while the other horse lost - you would lose all the stake of the bet.

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