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Ask yourself why other bookmakers don’t offer margin calculators? The reason is simple, they would rather highlight their ‘too good to be true’ promotions than focus on what really matters – how much they are charging you to place a bet.
Equally, you won’t find other bookmakers featuring an arbitrage calculator because Pinnacle is unique in welcoming
Whether you just need to convert odds between formats, work out the return or margin on a bet, or calculate a hedging position, our betting calculators will give you all the answers you need. We’re confident that those answers will point you in the direction of our unbeatable odds.
Being able to calculate how much a bet returns for any given stake is one of the basics of betting. A bet can be broken down into two elements; the Stake - how much you risk, and the Payout - your potential return including your Stake.
Pinnacle’s Bet Calculator calculates the Payout instantly for any given combination of stake and odds. Want to work out the Payout for a Multiple? No problem, just keep adding the odds for your additional selections.
Like a personal preference for Internet browsers, most bettors have their favourite odds format. While it is valuable to understand what betting odds represent and convert between American odds, Decimal odds and Fractional odds in your head, our Odds Converter can do it all for you.
Convert seamlessly between American, Decimal and Fractional odds and start learning the shortcuts for yourself.
Sharp bettors will be aware of what a margin is and how to work it out but for those that don’t, it is essentially what a bookmaker charges you for placing a bet. The odds offered by a bookmaker aren’t a reflection of the true probability, the bookmaker will inflate the probability, which decreases the odds you receive. The difference between the real and bookmaker probability is referred to as the margin.
If you don’t know how to work out a bookmaker’s margin, using Pinnacle’s Margin Calculator is the easiest way to calculate the probability and margin for any two-way or three-way bet. Compare our margins to other bookmakers and understand why serious bettors bet with Pinnacle.
Arbitrage betting exploits the opportunity to place proportionate bets on each outcome of the same event with differing bookmakers so that a profit is guaranteed regardless of the outcome.
Bettors who regularly Arbitrage odds across different bookmakers know the risk of being banned or restricted because, to other bookmakers, their behaviour is frowned upon.
Pinnacle is different to other bookmakers when it comes to Arbitrage. Not only does Pinnacle welcome arbitrage bettors, we educate customers about Arbitrage and offer an Arbitrage Calculator to help bettors work out potential Arbitrage betting opportunities.
Calculating Expected Value
Being able to calculate Expected Value is often cited as the most important component of making money from betting - this is because it tells bettors how much they can expect to win from a bet.
How to calculate Expected Value:
(Probability of winning) x (Amount won per bet) – (Probability of losing) x (Amount lost per bet)
If you want to learn more about Expected Value, read Pinnacle’s article on how to calculate Expected Value.
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