What Are Deductions?

Deductions are an industry-wide requirement of fixed odds betting on racing. They occur due to scratching’s and are applied as a deduction of cents in the dollar (effectively, a percentage) from your potential payout. All Fixed Odds racing (Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhounds) Bets may be subject to deductions when there is a scratching after you Place a Bet. Deductions apply to all runners including emergencies.

All final field scratching’s will incur a deduction to eligible fixed odds bets. A fixed odds bet is eligible for a deduction if the relevant scratching occurs after the bet has been placed. Any scratching’s from before the bet is placed does not impact the bet.

Example: you place a $10 win bet on a horse with fixed odds of $2.50. Any scratching’s that occurred before your bet was placed do not apply. However, there are scratching’s after you place your bet which incurs a total of $0.20 deduction per dollar (20%).

To calculate the payout when your bet wins:

  •  $10 stake x $2.50 odds = $25 potential payout.
  • $25 potential payout x $0.20 deduction per dollar (20%) = $25 x 0.20 = $5 deducted amount.
  • $25 potential payout - $5 deducted amount = $20 actual payout.

You can see deduction amounts on the bottom of the race card with the scratching, as well as on your bet if you have received winnings affected by deductions like below.

Schedule of Deductions

Schedule of deductions are a guide only. Actual deductions may differ from this schedule.

For Australian Thoroughbred racing deductions apply to ALL runners, including emergencies.

Fixed Odds

Win

3 Places

2 Places

1.01

76

26

40

1.02

75

26

40

1.03

75

26

40

1.04

73

26

40

1.05

73

26

40

1.06

73

26

40

1.07

73

26

40

1.08

72

26

40

1.09

72

26

40

1.1

72

26

40

1.12

71

26

40

1.14

71

26

40

1.16

71

26

40

1.18

69

26

40

1.2

69

26

39

1.22

67

26

39

1.24

65

26

38

1.25

65

26

38

1.26

65

26

38

1.28

65

26

38

1.3

65

26

38

1.35

62

26

38

1.4

60

25

37

1.45

56

25

37

1.5

55

25

37

1.55

53

24

36

1.6

51

24

36

1.65

49

24

35

1.7

47

24

34

1.75

46

23

34

1.8

45

23

34

1.85

44

23

33

1.9

43

23

33

1.95

41

22

32

2

40

22

32

2.05

40

22

32

2.1

39

22

31

2.15

37

21

31

2.2

36

21

30

2.25

36

21

30

2.3

35

21

29

2.35

34

21

29

2.4

33

20

29

2.45

31

20

28

2.5

31

20

28

2.6

30

19

27

2.7

29

19

27

2.8

28

18

26

2.9

27

18

25

3

26

18

25

3.1

25

17

24

3.2

24

17

23

3.3

23

16

22

3.4

22

16

22

3.5

22

16

22

3.6

21

15

21

3.7

20

15

21

3.8

20

15

20

3.9

19

14

20

4

19

14

20

4.2

18

14

19

4.4

18

14

19

4.5

18

14

19

4.6

16

14

18

4.8

15

13

17

5

15

13

17

5.5

13

12

15

6

12

12

15

6.5

11

11

14

7

10

10

13

7.5

9

9

12

8

8

8

11

8.5

8

8

11

9

7

7

10

9.5

7

7

10

10

6

6

8

11

5

5

7

12

5

5

7

13

4

4

6

14

4

4

6

15

3

3

4

16

3

3

4

17

3

3

4

18

2

2

3

19

2

2

3

20

2

2

3

21

2

2

3

22

2

2

3

23

2

2

3

26

2

2

3

27

2

2

2

31

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

35

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

67

 

 

 

71

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

101

 

 

 

126

 

 

 

151

 

 

 

201

 

 

 

251

 

 

 

301

 

 

 

501

 

 

 

1001

 

 

 


 

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