Dutching calculator and tutorial


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Sometimes a punter has his heart divided between two or more selections and it’s hard to chose one to bet on. Dutching (or dutch betting) can help with that!

Legend has it that the term 'Dutching'  was first created by Al Capone's accountant Arthur Flegenheimer, also known as "Dutchy" Schultz, who was a fan of spreading the risk across several selections as opposed to relying solely on just one.

What is dutching?

Dutching or dutch betting is a betting technique or strategy for placing multiple bets in a particular market to equalize the possible amount of profit on each outcome, and to reduce the probability of a negative result.

It can be used in any kind of market but it’s most often used on horse racing and correct score markets. This is because these types of markets have many possible outcomes and sometimes the top 3 or 4 possible outcomes are responsible for around 70 to 80% of the favorable ones.

Here’s a simple example to understand how and why it’s done.

dutching types:

There are three main types or approaches to dutch betting. They have the same principle and it’s just a matter of personal choice.

Simple

As the name implies, this is the most basic form of dutching. Depending on the odds, the stake on each selection either stays the same or is reduced, to ensure a profit is made.

Equal Stake

Stake £10.00 on horse A @ odds of 5.0

Returns = £50.00

Stake £10.00 on horse B @ odds of 5.0

Returns = £50.00

Total stake = £20.00 (£10.00 + £10.00)

It doesn’t matter which horse wins, you would still return a profit of £30.00 (£50.00 – £20.00 stake)

Reduced Stake

Stake £10.00 on horse A @ odds of 5.0

Returns = £50.00

Stake £5.00 on horse B @ odds of 10.0

Returns = £50.00

Total stake = £15.00 (£10.00 + £5.00)

It doesn’t matter which horse wins, you would still return a profit of £35.00 (£50.00 – £15.00 stake)

Set amount (stake limited)

The total staked is limited to a set amount. The stake on each selection is reduced as more selections are added to the dutch bet. In this example our limit is £20.00

Stake £13.33 on horse A @ odds of 5.0

Returns = £46.67

Stake £6.67 on horse B @ odds of 10.0

Returns = £46.67

Total stake = £20 (£13.33 + £6.67)

It doesn’t matter which horse wins, you would still return a profit of £26.67

(£46.67 – £20.00 stake)

Set profit

The stake on each selection and the total staked increases as more selections are added to the bet. This is to ensure that the pre-determined profit is made. In this example, the dutch is expanded from two to three selections and the set profit is £30.00

Two selections

Stake £10.00 on horse A @ odds of 5.0

Returns = £50.00

Stake £10.00 on horse B @ odds of 5.0

Returns = £50.00

Total stake = £20 (£10.00 + £10.00)

It doesn’t matter which horse wins, you would still return a profit of £30.00

(£50.00 – £20.00 stake)

Three selections

Stake £15.00 on horse A @ odds of 5.0

Returns = £75.00

Stake £15.00 on horse B @ odds of 5.0

Returns = £75.00

Stake £15.00 on horse C @ odds of 5.0

Returns = £75.00

Total stake = £45 (£15.00 + £15.00 + £15.00)

It doesn’t matter which horse wins, you would still return a profit of £30.00

(£75.00 – £45.00 = £30.00)

You don’t need to worry about working out your dutching bets manually because there are plenty of online dutching calculators available.

Using fractional odds for dutching is a big no-no, so the use of much simpler decimal odds is strongly advised. If you are used to the fractional system you should use an odds converter.

is dutching legal?

You bet it is! There is nothing wrong with placing multiple bets in the same market. In fact, betfair incentivizes it! The reason is when you place multiple bets on the same market you are providing liquidity and matching other people’s bets. And on the exchange, which is typically where most dutching is done, spreading your bets is also good for reducing fees, since you pay fees only on net profits, regardless of the number of bets.

Can you make money dutching?

It is possible to be successful using this technique but dutching is no miracle if you’re just doing it randomly. One can argue that it’s good for beginners and that it increases your chances of success but you still have to find value. You don’t have to be a pro but at least one of your selections should be valuable.

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It’s an appropriate strategy for beginners because it will make your winnings more stable and more frequent and therefore you’ll gain more experience in these types of markets.

Difference between dutching and matched betting

Dutching, arbitrage, surebets, matched betting. Some gamblers use these terms interchangeably but technically they are a bit different.

You can think of an arbitrage as a type of dutching but in an arbitrage you always make a profit while in a dutch bet you still have some small risk.

Doing arbitrages or surebets often requires using some kind of software or surebet finder to find these oportunies but when dutching we usually find these markets manually.

To dutch or not to dutch

dutching can be a great strategy for beginners. You will get greens more often and your bankroll won’t have as many ups and down but sometimes it’s a tedious process and many find it unappealing because of the lower possible returns. 

It’s not my favorite strategy because in my particular case i found that in the long run my returns are higher when arbitraging.

If you are new to betting or just an occasional random punter who doesn’t apply any particular strategy give it a try for a few weeks. some people enjoy this strategy and end up being very successful at it.

 

Happy betting!