# What places does each-way mean?

## What places does each-way mean?

An Each Way (EW, E/W) bet is essentially two separate bets: one for the horse to win, the other for the horse to place in any of the place positions offered in that race. This means you can receive a return on your bet if your selection wins, but also if it just places.

### What does 3 places each-way mean?

If the Each Way Terms are 3 places at 1/5, this is what happens: My horse is a winner. This means you will be paid for your win part of your bet at the odds chosen when you placed the bet and for the place part of your bet at 1/5 of your odds.

What does each-way 1/5 places mean?

This means you will be paid only for the place part of your bet at 1/5 of your odds. If you placed your bet from 8am, 1st March, you will also receive the win part of your stake (half of your stake) back as a free bet within a few minutes.

What does each-way 1 3 2 places mean?

An ‘Each Way’ bet will enter two bets on your selection – one bet to win the event and a second bet for the same amount for your selection to come within the specified number of places (first 2, 3, 4 or 5 places).

## How many places is an each-way bet?

That’s where the ‘Each-Way’ bet makes more sense. It essentially gives you the chance to get a return on your money if the horse you back doesn’t win but instead finishes in 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th place. Each-way means you are betting on two things. The first is that the horse will win.

### How many places is each-way?

Each-way means you are betting on two things. The first is that the horse will win. The second is that it will finish anywhere up to 5th place. Because of that, your bet is made up of two parts: the ‘Win’ and the ‘Place’.

What does 1/4 each-way mean?

This means you will be paid for your win part of your bet at the odds chosen when you placed the bet and for the place part of your bet at 1/4 of your odds.

How does EW accumulator work?

An each-way accumulator is a two-part bet, designed to ensure punters get something back if their runners fail to win outright but manage to place. The first part of an each-way accumulator is the standard accumulator bet — placing one bet on four or more selections to win their races.

## What does each-way 5 places mean?

It essentially gives you the chance to get a return on your money if the horse you back doesn’t win but instead finishes in 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th place. Each-way means you are betting on two things. The first is that the horse will win. The second is that it will finish anywhere up to 5th place.

### How does each-way bets work?

An each-way bet consists of two bets of equal cost, a win bet on your selection to win an event and a place bet on it to finish within a certain number of places specified by the bookmaker beforehand.

How many places pay out on each-way?

The standard each-way betting terms for a horse race with 16 or more runners are still three places at 1/5 odds. But if the race is a handicap with 16 runners or more, the standard each-way terms are four places at ¼ odds.

How many places do the bookies pay out on?

However, you should be aware that not all bookmakers pay out to five or six places on the Grand National. Most bookies will only pay on the first four horses past the post and some bookies will only offer 1/5 the quoted odds if they extend the number of places.

## How does each-way pay out?

For example, both an eight-runner race and a 15-runner race pay out on three places for each-way bettors as standard. In the eight-runner race your 16/1 each-way bet only has to beat five rivals in order to place, whereas in the 15-runner race they have to finish ahead of 12 rivals.