Dutching Calculator

Spread Your Stake

Evenly spread your stake over several selections so that you win the same amount of profit no matter which one of your bets is successful. You can enter a fixed total stake or a target profit, followed by the betting odds for each of your selections and any related commission. The amount to place on each bet and the potential profit are updated automatically.

Dutching stakes can be used to qualify for offers such as Bet365's sign up bonus code promotion. Confirm the required bet size and minimum odds by checking the full terms of each bonus.

For each way bets, use the each way dutching calculator.

Enter up to 12 selections (Converts Automatically)

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Dutching FAQ

Dutching is a betting method in which the stake is divided over several selections in an event so that the same amount is won regardless of which selection wins. Each of these bets is designed to pay out the same amount, thereby minimising or removing the chance of making a loss. Read our dutching guide for the full details.

Dutching is useful when there are two or more outcomes you wish to back and have a specific amount to stake. Primarily used for football and horse racing, it is best used on markets where the outcome is the hardest to spot to minimise risks.

Hedged Dutching is where you choose at least one primary selection to generate a profit in the case of a win. The remaining selections are secondary, and when any of these wins, both the profit and loss are zero.

This approach is beneficial when you have more confidence in some selections than others. Winnings will be higher using this method, but there is an increased chance of generating no profit should a secondary selection succeed.

Dutching won’t make you the biggest profit as it involves spreading your stake amongst bets, some of which will lose. It takes time and effort to identify the right markets and combinations of bets, but with patience, it can be a helpful tool.

Dutch bets can be split into 3 main types.

  • Simple is the most basic form of dutching, the stake placed on each market is changed to ensure equal returns, for example, £5 on horse A at odds of 4/1 and £10 on Horse B at odds of 2/1.
  • A Stake Limit dutch bet means the total stake stays the same, regardless of how many bets are placed. So if you had a total of £20 to wager, you could bet £13.33 on Horse A at 2/1 and £6.67 on Horse B at 4/1.
  • The last type is Set Profit in this scenario, you place your bets according to the profit each bet makes. For instance, stake £10 on horses A and B at 2/1 in a given race; regardless of which one wins, your profit would be £20.

This page provides a Dutching calculator which covers most scenarios. Alternatively, an Each Way Dutching Calculator is available here.

Some people prefer to use a spreadsheet. This article details how to set up calculations in Excel. The benefit of using a spreadsheet is that you can expand upon the basic formulae with your own for maximum flexibility.

Also See

What is dutching? - Read the article for a full explanation of this technique and learn how to split your stake across several runners to achieve a fixed return no matter the outcome. An example also explains the calculations necessary to work out the split.

Bet returns calculator - Work out returns for any kind of bet you might place, from accumulators to lucky 15's. Comprehensive and easy to use, supporting a wide variety of betting options, including each way betting and fold options.

Each Way Dutching Calculator - Calculates the stakes necessary for equal profits across a selection of each way bets.

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