There are many betting types to choose from when placing a wager. From singles to multiples, we have a list of some of the most popular types of bet. Bet Types >>
What is 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. When placing an each way bet, you stake an amount on both the win and the place.
What is Rule 4?
Rule 4 is a deduction made on horse racing bet when a horse is withdrawn from a race. If a horse is withdrawn from a race, the remaining horses stand a better chance of winning. Therefore, their odds are reduced to reflect their new chances.
Rule 4 deductions can come as a bit of a shock to punters who don’t usually bet on horses and panic may set in when you realise your returns are nowhere near what you expected them to be.
What is Dead Heat?
When two or more selections are joint winners in an event, dead heat rules may be used to settle bets. This could include two horses crossing the finishing line at exactly the same time
In this situation, dead heat rules will be used, which are worked out by dividing the total stake by the number of participants in the dead heat, and then multiplying by the odds at which the bet was placed. This calculation will give the total return to be collected by the customer.