Kelly Criterion Calculator

The Kelly Criterion is a formula that helps you calculate how much you should bet. It recommends that you should only bet if there is a difference between the true odds (your estimated odds) and the given odds (the bookie’s odds).

KELLY CRITERION CALCULATOR
Odds format:
Decimal
Fractional
American
Current betting balance
Bookmaker odds
Your estimate (%)
Fractional Kelly Betting (FKB)
Bookmaker Estimate (%)
00.00%
Recommended Stake (%)
Recommended Stake - FKB adjusted (%)
00.00%
Recommended Stake - FKB adjusted
00.00
Return on wagered funds
00.00%
Expected value for bet
00.00
Overall potential profit
00.00
RESET

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE THE KELLY CRITERION CALCULATOR

CURRENT BALANCE: Insert your current betting balance
BOOKMAKER ODDS: The odds you want to back
YOUR ESTIMATE (%): Your estimated probability of the selection winning
FRACTIONAL KELLY BETTING (FKB): Choose between 0.1 – 1.0. The standard kelly betting is 1.0 (100%), but if you do not want to wager the full recommended amount, you can insert a fraction representing a percentage (e.g. 0.80 –> 80%)
RECOMMENDED STAKE (%): Will give you the recommended stake in %
RECOMMENDED STAKE (%) – FKB ADJUSTED: Will give you the recommended stake in % after adjusting to the ‘Fractional Kelly Betting' value you have assigned to it
RECOMMENDED STAKE – FKB ADJUSTED: Will give you the recommended stake after adjusting to the ‘Fractional Kelly Betting' value you have assigned to it
RETURN ON WAGERED FUNDS (%): The return on your wagered stake in %
EXPECTED VALUE FOR BET: The expected value you will receive
OVERALL POTENTIAL PROFIT: The overall net profit if bet wins

 

Should you wish to use the Kelly Criterion Calculator for a new calculation, simply tap the RESET button in green.

 

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