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## What is a straight forecast?

A straight forecast bet (sometimes referred to simply as a forecast) is **one in which you predict the first and second-placed finishers in an event in the correct order**.

## How does a straight forecast work?

A straight forecast bet is **a betting scenario in which you select two participants in a single sporting event and state the specific order in which they will finish, first and second**. This kind of bet is popular in race-based sports, such as horse racing, greyhound racing, cycling and motorsports.

## What odds do you get on a forecast?

A forecast return is therefore usually in decimal odds as the dividend includes the stake. So a dividend of 11.53 is actually, in fractional betting odds, **10.53/1**.

## What is the difference between an exacta and a straight forecast?

There is a form of **pool betting where one can select two runners in a race and bet that one horse will beat the other**. This is known as an Exacta bet. It used to be known as a Forecast but in some rebranding exercise somewhere within the Tote it was renamed to be an Exacta. Exacta bets are placed with the Tote.

## What is the dead heat rule?

Dead heat rules state that **your stake should be divided by the number of competitors involved in the dead heat and then settled at the normal odds**. … In a dead heat situation, your stake is divided by the number of competitors involved in the dead heat and then multiplied odds you took when placing the bet.

## How do you calculate a forecast?

The formula is: **sales forecast = estimated amount of customers x average value of customer purchases.**

## How do you calculate a Tricast?

A combination tricast is when **you pick three selections to finish first, second and third in any order**. This means if your selections are A, B, and C, you’ll win if they finish: ABC, ACB, BAC, BCA, CAB, or CBA. This bet costs you 6x your unit stake.

## How much is a reverse forecast?

The Reverse Forecast is a bet **on two runners finishing 1st and 2nd in one half and the reverse in the second half of the bet**. It is effectively two straight forecasts with opposing predicted results meaning the stake is double compared to a Straight Forecast. This is illustrated below.

## How do you bet on a forecast?

To place a forecast bet, beneath the ‘Forecast & Tricast’ heading **select the Horse or Greyhound you predict to finish 1st** by clicking the ‘1st’ box under the Forecast heading, select the Horse or Greyhound you predict to finish 2nd by clicking the ‘2nd’ box and you will notice the Forecast will be added to your betslip …

## How do you calculate a trifecta?

To figure the cost of a Trifecta Key, **multiply 1 times the number of horses you used times the number of horses you used minus one**. For example, a $1 Trifecta Key 1 with 2,3,4,5 would be 12 possible combinations (1 x 4 x 3 = 12).

## How do you work out the odds of winning?

To calculate winnings on fractional odds, **multiply your bet by the top number (numerator), then divide the result by the bottom (denominator)**. So a $10 bet at 5/2 odds is (10 * 5) / 2, which equals $25. A $10 bet at 2/5 odds is (10 * 2) / 5, which is $4.

## What is a CSF bet?

CSF (**Computer Straight Forecast**) A bet created in 1977 to correctly predict the winner and second placed horses, The formula to calculate the returns has been tinkered with many times over the years – much to the dismay of punters. Exacta.

## What is a combination forecast?

A combination forecast aims **to pick the first and second-placed finishers in an event in any order using three to six selections**. The number of bets involved increases from six to 30 depending on the number of selections.