What is a Straight Forecast?
A Straight Forecast is the perfect bet for horse- and dog racing because it requires you to predict the top 2 in a given race. When placing a Straight Forecast, you are betting on which horse/dog will finish 1st and 2nd in 1 race on 1 betslip. It needs to be the correct order for you to win on the Straight Forecast.
How is my return calculated on a Straight Forecast?
If you win on a Straight Forecast your return will be based on a mathematical equation which takes into consideration a multitude of factors i.e. how many horses/dogs involved in the race and the respective odds on them (among other things). This is also referred to as the official industry forecast return.
In Pool/Tote betting your return will be based on the amount of money put into the pool and how many people contributed to the pool.
Pros and cons of a Straight Forecast
The pro of a Straight Forecast is that you can easily get high odds betting this way. The con of Straight Forecast is that both of your outcomes need to be correct for you to get a return.
What is a Reverse Forecast?
A Reverse Forecast works almost the same way as a Straight Forecast, but the difference is that both your horses can finish either 1st or 2nd in the race. When placing a Reverse Forecast, you are betting on which horses will finish either 1st or 2nd in 1 race on 2 betslips. If both your horses finish in the top 2 you win on the Reverse Forecast
How is my return calculated on a Reverse Forecast?
If you win on a Reverse Forecast the same rules apply as with the Straight Forecast. That means your winnings will be based on a mathematical equation and you will get the official industry forecast return.
Pros and cons of a Reverse Forecast
The pro of a Reverse Forecast is that it offers more security than a Straight Forecast because both your horses can finish either 1st or 2nd. The con of Reverse Forecast is that you must pay 2 stakes instead of 1 for the added security.
How to use the bet calculator
It's easy to use the Unibet Betting Odds Calculator. First, you need to decide which type of bet you want, of which we have many, from singles, accumulators to Goliaths and Lucky 15s, 31 s and 63s.
Once you've chosen, select your bet type on the calculator (which we've broken out with easy navigational links in the menu) and then decide if you want the odds to be displayed in a fractional or decimal format in the top right corner.
After that, you'll need to input your stake - how much you want to bet. You'll then want to decide if that bet is each way, add any rule 4s, and whether you want to see the selection notes or fold options. We've put a tooltip text over some of these, to give you some explanation if they're unfamiliar. Finally, enter the odds and the outcome: Winner, Lost, Void and/or Dead Heat. If there are multiple selections you would like to make, enter the odds for each one. Simply click the 'Calculate Now' option and both your potential return and profit will be displayed for you.