Betting odds — which represent the bookies’ estimation of how likely the outcome of a bet is — are presented in a number of different ways. Sometimes you’ll come across them as fractions, other times as decimals, and when betting on American sports you might see them represented as both positive and negative numbers known as moneylines.
Though this sounds a little complicated, it’s all rather simple when you break it down. Plus, gambling sites usually let you display odds in the format that suits you, so you probably won’t have to be aware of all of them. That said, on this page we’ll run you through all the different forms that odds can take, and how to read them.