# How do you trade out a lay bet?

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To trade out a bet, open the sports event you placed a bet on. Next, find the green TO symbol next to the bet you placed on Smarkets. Click on the TO symbol, and click on Trade Out and Smarkets will automatically calculate and place a back bet for you that will lock in your profit / loss.

## Can you cash out a lay bet?

Lay Betting Requires Cash

It can be substantially more than you stand to win depending on the odds. This is not the case if you have already backed the bet on the same exchange though. In this case they will adjust the overall return from both bets depending on the amount that you are set to win from each result.

## How does a lay bet work?

A Lay bet is when you bet on an outcome not to happen. For example, if you placed a bet with us on a horse not to win a race, bet on a football team not to win a game or bet on a golfer not to make a birdie on a particular hole. In lay betting, you essentially become the bookmaker.

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## What happens if you cash out a lay bet?

Cash Out automatically places bets on the Betfair market to lock in a position. The Cash Out value is the minimum amount you would receive if you were to make a successful Cash Out. Cash Out amounts are not guaranteed as they are based on the live Betfair markets where prices are constantly moving.

## How do you work out the profit on a lay bet?

Free bet – stake returned (SR) formulas

1. a) Profit if free bet wins: Profit = free bet value * back odds – lay stake * (lay odds – 1)
2. b) Profit if lay bet wins: Profit = (1 – commission) * lay stake.
3. c) To work out the ideal lay stake for even profit, no matter what the result: …
4. d) Final profit for the free bet (SR) stage:

## Can you cash out a lay bet on Betfair?

Cash Out on the Exchange is a Betfair product that allows you to lock in a profit or loss before waiting for the match to finish. Betfair does the maths in real time to offer you the value of your current bets based on live market prices. So using a single click you can cash out all bets placed on a single market.

## How much do you win on a lay bet?

Others will lay first, then look to back the same selection later in-play – that’s called Trading. Laying need not be scary – you are in full control of how much you wish to risk and how much you could win. In a lay bet, you always stand to win the stake of the opposing bet (e.g. £10 (€10) in the examples above).

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## What happens if a lay bet is not matched?

Until your bet offer is matched by someone else, you do not yet have a bet. If nobody matches your bet before the market closes or is turned In-Play, then your bet will ‘lapse’ and you will get your money back. IMPORTANT: Your bet could be matched a split-second after the unmatched bet slip has been shown as above.

## How much does a lay bet pay?

LAY BETS PAYOFFS AND COMMISSION

Payoffs are commensurate with true odds. If you bet \$6 on 6 or 8, a winner will bring you \$5. If you bet \$3 on 5 or 9, a winner will bring you \$2, and if you bet \$2 on 4 or 10, a winner will bring you \$1.

## Can you trade out on Smarkets?

If you want to calculate a trade out quickly, Smarkets now has a Trade out button, which allows users to lock in a profit or cut losses per contract both pre-game and in-play at the click of a button.

## How long does it take for Betfair to settle a bet?

We aim to settle every market within a matter of minutes – usually within half an hour, at a maximum. If your bet has still not been settled for a long period the result of an event is known, please get in touch with Customer Service.

## What is cash out value?

Cash-Out Value means the net aggregate consideration received by the ————– holders of Common Stock in connection with a Cash-Out Event, after deduction of any transaction costs incurred by or paid by the Company and its stockholders in connection with the Cash-Out Event, including but not limited to any …

## How do you calculate a matched bet?

To find a close match manually for your qualifying bets, simply compare the odds on the bookmaker to the odds for the same bet on the betting exchange. This can seem daunting given that there are so many betting markets but start with the markets below which usually have the closest matches.

## How are match bets calculated?

How to calculate a qualifying matched bet

1. Calculate optimal lay stake: Once you have made your back bet you need to calculate your optimal lay stake with the equation below: …
2. Calculate profit if the back bet wins: …
3. Calculate profit if the lay bet wins.