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How to Change Odds - American to Decimal

12 Oct 2022
Leon Travers 12 Oct 2022
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  • Understand the different odds formats that are available in the Stake sportsbook
  • See how to change the odds to the format that you prefer
Change odds view
The Stake Sportsbook allows users to view its betting odds in several formats. Find out how to read them and also how to change them to your preferred format.


Decimal odds are the favored view for European bookmakers and bettors. As the name suggests, the odds are presented in number formats using decimal points.

With European decimal odds, the total returns are calculated into the odds. Therefore, you only need to multiply the bet amount by the decimal odds to get the total payout. 

For example, you bet $100 at odds of 2.50 means the total return (including the initial bet amount) would be $250.


UK bookmakers still prefer to display their betting odds as fractions. With fractional odds, the number to the left is the amount you can win if you wager the number on the right. Combined together, they provide the total returns.

For example, if a selection is 10/1, and you bet $1, you’d win $10. The bet amount and winnings combined ($11) would be added to your balance.


The favored format in Vegas and across the United States is American odds. With American odds, minus and positive signs are used that essentially determine the even money line.

If the odds have a minus sign before them, that is the amount of money you’d need to bet to win $100. For instance, if a selection is -200, you must bet $200 to win $100. 

With American odds that have a positive sign, that indicates the amount you would win if you bet $100. As an example, you bet $100 on odds of +350, which means you win $350.


Indonesian odds are essentially the same as American odds, but divided by 100. Therefore, a +350 selection in American odds is represented as +3.50 in Indonesian odds. The same applies to the minus side, -200 in American odds is -2.00 in Indonesian. 

So, if you bet 1 unit on +3.50, you would win 3.50. On the other hand, with -2.00 odds, you need to bet 2 units to win 1.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong odds are in decimal format but also similar to fractions in that they only display the potential winnings. Effectively, Hong Kong odds are the same as European decimals, but -1.

Therefore, whereas a European decimal could be 2.50, in Hong Kong that is simply 1.50. It’s based on if you bet 1 unit, the price is the amount you win.

Malaysian odds are the opposite of the Indonesian format. For example, fractional 3/2, decimal 2.50, US +150, Indonesian +1.50 is Malay -0.67. And fractional 1/2, decimal 1.50, US -200, Indonesian -2.00 is Malay +0.50.

How to Change the Odds on Stake

Go to the bottom of the homepage. Under the word Odds, click the drop-down arrow to select your preferred format.