If you’re thinking about placing a bet and not sure if 25/1 odds are good value or even how much you could win, then read on. Thankfully working out your bet is a very simple process and the formula is the same in every currency.
Here’s how it all works. The first number (25) is the amount you’ll win from wagering the second number (1). So for every £1 or $1 or €1 you spend, you will win 25 back.
EXAMPLE BET 25/1 (WIN)
For example, a £1 winning bet at odds of 25/1 will payout £25 plus your £1 stake is returned. If you increase the stake to £2 you’ll get £50 back (plus £2 stake). And so on it goes, essentially multiplying the first number by the amount you wager. 25/1 is an excellent return on a bet and you should be very pleased with your winnings if you land the wager.
You’ll often see horses priced at 25/1 in the Grand National or Cheltenham Gold Cup and those high priced runners can often be good value in the ‘Each Way’ market. If you see the likes of Manchester City priced at odds of 25/1 to win the League or Cup, that’s probably a decent bet too. However, if you see a boxer at 25/1 odds, it probably means he doesn’t have a realistic chance of winning, barring a miracle.
25/1 WIN BETS
£1 @ 25/1 = £25
£2 @ 25/1 = £50
£5 @ 25/1 = £125
£10 @ 25/1 = £250
£25 @ 25/1 = £625
£50 @ 25/1 = £1250
£100 @ 25/1 = £2,500
BET £20 AND GET IT BACK AS CASH IF IT LOSES
EXAMPLE BET 25/1 (EACH WAY)
There is also the option of a ‘Place’ or ‘Each-way’ bet with some sports. Depending on the bookmakers, those payout odds vary. So we will assume for the purposes of this article that it’s a quarter odds. A ‘Place’ or ‘Each-way’ option means you could still get a return even if your horse/team/player doesn’t win but instead finishes in either 2nd, 3rd or even 4th place. What are essentially doing is both betting on a win AND betting on a place so a £1 bet will now become £2. That is because you are putting £1 on the Win and another £1 on the Place.
If your team/player/horse wins you’ll get your £25 (Win bet) + £1 (Stake) + £6.25 (Place bet at 1/4 odds) + £1 (Stake) so you will end up with £33.25 in your pocket. If they do not win, but place, you will only get back £6.25 (Place bet at 1/4 odds) + £1 (Stake) = £7.25.
So there you have it, 25/1 explained in simple terms. I’ve added a payout guide below for some common bets placed at 25/1. However, you can also use our online bet calculator to work out other odds and stake combinations.
25/1 EACH WAY BETS (2nd, 3rd or 4th Place)
£1 @ 25/1 = £6.25
£2 @ 25/1 = £12.50
£5 @ 25/1 = £31.25
£10 @ 25/1 = £62.50
£25 @ 25/1 = £156.25
£50 @ 25/1 = £312.50
£100 @ 25/1 = £625.00
Amounts above do not include returned stakes and assume the bet is settled each way at a quarter odds.
If your each-way bet wins you can add together the win bet column and place bet column to get the correct amount. For example, a £10 win at 25/1 pays £250 + £10 place at 25/1 pays out £62.50 giving you a total of £312.50 plus your £20 stake is returned.
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