Dutching Calculator


Total Stake  
ver 1.3



Dutching is the method used to back more than one horse in a race and by mathematically placing the correct stake on each horse so that no matter which horse wins the same amount of money is returned (assuming, of course, that one of the backed horses actually does win).

Dutching is a very powerful staking tool and is reputedly named after Al Capone's accountant who used this to great effect when backing horses. We have developed this tool because we couldn't locate one on on the internet which was both simple and flexible to use.

In particular, this version allows one to bet with a fixed stake or to learn how much one should stake to return a fixed profit, it at all possible. In addition this calculator allows the user to enter either the traditional fractional odds or the 'American' decimal odds as used on the betting exchanges.


Enter in the Stake box the amount that you wish to stake in total or enter in the Profit box the profit you are looking to make with a successful Dutch. Then add in each of the boxes place the odds of the horses which you wish to back.

Enter the odds in either decimal format, where 2.0 is evens, or in fractional format such as 100/30.

Downloadable Version

A prototype downloadable version of this calculator is available from our Dutching Download page.