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Up and Down Bet

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Up and Down Bet

What Is an Up and Down Bet?

You might have come across a conditional type of bet known as ‘Up and Down Bet’, also known as ‘stakes about’ or ‘cross bet.’ This type of complex conditional betting started from horse racing, but nowadays, it applies to many major sporting competitions. An up and down bet is a bet that has two selections of possible outcomes.

The stake in the first selection is used to bet on the second selection simultaneously with the stake on the second selection funding the stake on the first one in the second component wager. It stands out majorly because of its potential for double winnings. If you were to stake on two selections individually, and you end up winning INR 500, you would be winning INR 1000 with up and down bets.

Up and Down Bet Explained

Up and down bets are bets consisting of two selections, each in two parts; the two selections in a component wager are linked to each other and the condition for winning in each part involves the other selection winning. For simplicity, we can separate the bet into two components. The first component involves betting on a selection, which we can call Outcome 1.

If that outcome 1 wins, you keep your profit and then transfer your original stake to a second outcome, Outcome 2. If outcome 2 also wins, then your winnings are added. In the second component, another stake is placed on outcome 2. If outcome 2 is successful, the initial stake is transferred to outcome 1 to bet on it.

Then, the winnings in the second component are added to the first. Component A is a reverse of component B. Finally, then, Component A and B are added together. There are two types:

  • Single Stakes About (SSA): Here, the stake placed on the second outcome in a component wager is the same as the one placed on the first outcome.
  • Double Stakes About (DSA): These involve doubling the stake placed on the first outcome and using that to bet on the second outcome in a component wager. In a situation where the odds from the first outcome selection are less than 2.0, it won’t be possible to carry over double the initial stake. Instead, whatever is won from the first outcome will be carried over to the second.

How to place an Up and Down Bet

Here is a guide on placing an up and down bet.

  • Make your two outcome selections, for instance, on two different horse races, select one horse to win in each.
  • In a way, it is a double bet so that if you wanted to wager INR 200 on an up and down bet, you would need to split it between the component wagers: INR 100 to each one.
  • Under component wager 1, if your first selection comes through, your profit will be returned to you. The initial stake will then be carried over to selection 2 in an SSA and double the initial stake in a DSA.
  • The exact reverse of this process occurs in the second component.
  • All your winnings are calculated and handed back to you.

Up and Down Bet Examples

Single Stakes About

If you have two horse races going on and your selections are for Monahan Boy to win the first one and Rapid fire to win the second. They both have odds of 3/1. You decide to stake INR 500; the INR 500 you stake will be divided equally between the two-component wagers(INR 250 each). If they both win, the outcomes will go in a way like this:

Outcome Selection 1 

a. INR 250 stake on Monahan Boy at 3/1 odds = INR 750

b. You keep the INR 500 profit and re-stake the initial INR 250 on Rapid fire

c. INR 250 on Rapid fire to win at 3/1 odds = another INR 750

d. Total profit: 500 + 750 = INR 1250

Outcome Selection 2

e. The second INR 250 stake on Rapid fire to win at 3/1 odds = INR 750

f. You keep the INR 500 profit and re-stake the initial INR 250 on Monahan Boy

g. INR 250 on Monahan Boy to win at 3/1 odds = another INR 750

h. Total profit: 500 + 750 = INR 1250

In total, you would have 1250 +1250 = INR 2500 from your initial INR 500.

Double Stakes About (DSA)

Let’s assume the same situation from the SSA example above; here is how it will pan out if it were DSA:

Outcome Selection 1

a. INR 250 stake on Monahan Boy at 3/1 odds = INR 750

b. You keep only INR 250 profit as you re-stake double of the initial INR 250 on Rapid fire (INR 500)

c. INR 500 on Rapid fire to win at 3/1 odds = another INR 1500

d. Total profit: 1500 + 250 = INR 1750

Outcome Selection 2

e. The second INR 250 stake on Rapid fire to win at 3/1 odds = INR 750

f. You also keep only INR 250 as profit while you re-stake the initial INR 250 on Monahan Boy.

g. INR 500 on Monahan Boy to win at 3/1 odds = INR 1500

h. Total profit: 1500 + 250 = INR 1750

In total, you would be going home with 1750 +1750 = 3500 on a double Stakes Outcome that wins.

This table summarises the example:

Monahan Boy Rapid Fire Total
Winning Odds  3/1 3/1 —————–
Amount staked on each bet INR 250 INR 250 INR 500
Total Profit in SSA win INR 1250 INR 1250 INR 2500
Total Profit in DSA win INR 1750 INR 1750 INR 3500

Pros and Cons of Up-And-Down Bets

The biggest advantage is that you get double of the winnings you would have obtained if you had placed ordinary bets and this is massive. On the flip side, inherent in the up and down bet is the risk of equally losing your entire stake even after winning one selection. This will occur if the second selection fails to win.

Is Up and Down Betting Profitable?

Having provided you with the high risk and reward sides of Up and Down Betting, It is helpful to acknowledge that they can be very profitable if you are knowledgeable enough about the selections you’ll be staking on. So it is good advice to gather as much understanding of the games before you venture into this betting type and whenever you are ready, you can always expect the best odds from us here at 4rabet.

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