Dutch Betting or Dutching has been around for years but it’s often been very difficult to place such a bet even if you have a strong betting system! This has all changed with the advent of Betfair and other online gambling sites and dutch bets are now very easy to place.
So what exactly is a dutch bet? Very simply it’s a multiple bet covering a number of outcomes. In horse betting dutching means we back more than one horse as potential race winner and the attractions are obvious.
Even if we have some excellent racing tips for profits there are often many differing views from the experts as to which horse will cross the line first. A dutch bet allows us to cover these and back moe then one runner. It may sound like an instant path to profits but trust me a robust strategy is needed!
Inevitably is we back more than one horse only one can win and we have to allow for our losing bets. We can do this by backing a combination of horses within a certain odds range. The foundation of any dutch bet system is some simple mathematics – actually this is the same for any betting system in my mind!
Backers of race favourites can make good profits but when surprise results come, as they do, they can hurt your betting bank. Placing bets on several runners can ease the pain of these surprise results and ensure more consistent profits.
Dutching calculators will complete some of the potentially complex calculations for you and are very useful. The system I use relies on level stakes and does not need a dutching calculator or the use of racing tips. I use Betfair for the system as it’s quick to place multiple bets and the odds tend to be 20% or more higher than many other bookies. At the end of the day Betfair don’t care if you win as they still earn their commission so you won’t get banned for using a dutch bet system!
The attractions of multiple bets on a race are obvious but don’t be tempted to leap in without a solid strategy. To learn more about dutch and other betting systems visit my Blog where I test and review the best and worst.