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decimal and frantional odds

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by madrid2525, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. madrid2525

    madrid2525 Newbie

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    helo. I am from Spain.
    I want to question you if you consider better decimal odds or fractional odds.

    I think decimal are better.
    In UK the importance of decimal odds is increasing over time or nobody there use decimal odds?
    For instance, in bet shops, is available decimal odds?

    thank you
     
  2. Ferdy

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    Decimal odds are in the Bookmakers favour, they can trim the prices down quicker and if they do increasethem it will be in smaller increments.
     
  3. Donny

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    @Ferdy ,
    Bookmaker whats that ?
     
  4. BH01

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    Agreed @Donny I only use Betfair-also with fractionals it probably helps them to skew the overround more for the longer-priced runners without people noticing, IMO
     
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  5. BH01

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    Most sites will let you change between decimal and fractional, shops will generally stick to fractional I believe.
     
  6. madrid2525

    madrid2525 Newbie

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    it is no sense.
    In deicmal odds boomaker can make a little increase, but in fractional wil not make it.
     
  7. madrid2525

    madrid2525 Newbie

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    that is no the question
    do people from Uk understand decimal odds? any of them prefer decimal rather tna fractional? i want to know if the importancia is increading
     
  8. Donny

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    Hi @madrid2525 ,
    The standard Betfair Exchange format is in decimal odds and lots of people in the UK use the Betfair Exchange.
    So yes we do understand Decimal odds.
     
  9. BH01

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    @madrid2525 Yes I prefer them. trying to work out some of the shorter fractions in my head becomes a minor annoyance!

    I wouldn't worry about the 'importance' of them as such though
     

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