Understanding Indonesian Odds

Indonesian Odds

Indonesian sports betting is a sore subject in that country. Sports betting is technically illegal, making it very hard for fans to wager on their favorite teams and games. Of course, this ban on sports betting has simply driven most action into the shady underworld along with other activities the authorities deem questionable. The police are constantly struggling with average folks simply looking to get some action down on the games.

Indonesian Betting Odds

Indonesian Odds are very similar to American odds, they are the same odds just divided by 100. The positive numbers such as +115 are simply expressed as 1.15 so the plus sign is always implied if it is not there. Negative odds in the Indonesian format simply show how much money you must risk in order to win one unit. Usually these odds are displayed to 2 decimal places, sometimes more for certain bets.

Using Indonesian-style odds, an even money bet would be quoted as 1.00.

Here are some examples to better illustrate Indonesian Odds:

Example 1
Germany vs. Mexico, soccer.
Germany is listed at Indonesian odds of -1.15.
This means that for each unit won, you would need to risk 1.15 units.

So a $115 bet returns $214.935 so you’re risking $115 to win $100  (risking 1.15 units to win 1 unit)

Example 2
Russia vs. China, Olympic Hockey
China is listed as the underdog at Indonesian odds of 2.10
This means that for each unit bet, you would win 2.10 units.

So a $100 bet returns $210 so you’re risking $100 to win $110 (risking 1 unit to win 1.1 units)

The big difference between + and – odds is that in the first example you are risking more than one unit to win one unit. In the second example you are risking one unit to win more than one unit.

Again, for even money bets you risk $1 and win $1.