Calculate the stakes for greening up or Back/Lay arbing
Our calculator calculates the level-profit stakes
for closing out trades
or arbing Back and Lay prices
It displays the P&L for the Back and Lay bets, as well as the correct commission payable.
It also handles same-market and cross-market
calculations, so we believe that it's the best and most versatile Back/Lay betting calculator out there.
And it's free
Back/Lay betting calculator instructions
The calculator is pretty intuitive and simple to use, but we've provided some brief instructions below just in case. Don't hesitate to if you have any queries.
Enter both prices (decimal, fraction or US forma).
The Back Price must be higher than the
Lay Price to ensure a guaranteed profit.
The calculator automatically converts fractional or US prices to exchange-friendly decimals.
Enter one stake value.
Enter Lay Stake for trades on a
price rise or if there is a constraint (liquidity etc) on your Lay bet in a Back/Lay arb.
Enter Back Stake for trades on
a price fall or if there is a constraint (liquidity, max stake limit etc) on your Back bet in a Back/Lay arb.
Enter Total Stake to specify how much you want to spend on a Back/Lay arb or on a cross-market trade.
Enter Total Stake to specify how much you want to spend on a Back/Lay arb or on a same-market trade on a price rise.
If you enter two stake values, the first value will be cancelled (reset to 0.00).
Back and Lay selection on same exchange
Select for same-market bets (placing both bets on the same market on the same exchanghe).
Clear for cross-market bets (different exchanges or exchange + bookmaker).
This setting determines whether commmission is applied to each indiviual bet (cross-market) or to the market profit (same-market).
Enter the applicable commission rate(s) on your bets.
The default Commission for Lay bets is 5.00%.
Press Calculate to view the stake(s) required to win the same Net
Profit whatever the result.
Back Bet Profit and Lay Bet
Profit show the profits from each of the two bets.
Commission Paid shows the commission
deducted by the betting exchange.
Yield is obtained by dividing the Net Profit by the Total Stake and indicates the profitability of the trade or arb.
See our trading and betting instructions for more detailed instructions.