Am I Stupid or is this a mistake?

Hi All,
I recently made a bet against a team with odds 40.0 and put in £1. As the team did lose, I got money, but only got 98p, the bet was fully matched, so shouldn’t this mean I won £40?



For lay bets, your ‘back stake’ is the amount you stand to win if you win the bet. The ‘liability’ is the amount you stand to lose if you lose the bet. Basically, whatever you enter as the back stake will be your potential profit and the system will then calculate the risk based on the back stake and your selected odds.

It sounds like in this case you were risking the liability of £39 to win £1. The bet won so you were credited with the profit minus 2% commission which was equal to £0.98. I hope this clears things up!