Dutching

The core of any punter’s arsenal is the dutching calculator, which is indeed a very influential tool. Dutching (reputedly named after Al Capone’s accountant), is an excellent way of punting more than one horse in a race such that, if any of them win, then the returns are the same no matter which of them wins.

Dutching techniques are used when one rates a race to find two, or more, horses in the race that you consider hold a chance of success. One then has a variety of options. The first, and simplest, is to leave the race alone. The next is to try to work out which amongst these candidates is the one to back or, thirdly, one can ‘Dutch’ them in order that, if any of these horses win, then a profit can be made. This is where the dutching calculator comes into play.

Dutching is the process used to back more than one horse in a race and by mathematically placing the correct bet on each horse so that, whichever horse wins, the same amount of money is returned (assuming, of course, that one of the backed horses actually does win!)

This calculator for dutching tells you how much to stake on each selection to ensure an equal profit no matter which one wins. Simply enter the price for each of your fancied selections in decimal format and your maximum total stake below.

Enter in the decimal price of the horse you wish to punt in the “selection box” then and the calculator will then advise how much of your total stake you need to place on that horse. For our purposes we use a minimum stake of £100.

In big fields, no matter what the sport, more often than not, you’ll fancy more than two probabilities. Rather than pick one and kick yourself when the one you neglected obliges (we’ve all been there!), it’s rational to ‘Dutch’ and back them all – and you can get surprisingly first class returns as long as the prices are big enough. With the use of dutching calculator, all of these possibilities can turn into a reality.

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