Dutch Like You Mean It!


I treat my betting like investing, with the prime method utilized being Dutching. The Google definition of Dutching is:

'A betting system used to cover several contenders in an event, making sure each and every one of those bets guarantees the same profit, while eliminating major underdogs. This ensures the same profit regardless of which bet wins, obviously provided one of the backed contenders do win the event'.

This in a nutshell explains Dutch betting pretty well and the logic behind it. The screenshot below gives an example of what a Dutch bet looks like. Incidentally, Van Gerwen won this race making it a profitable Dutch bet.

Seven horses backed at varying odds to give a level profit, and if one our selected horses goes on to win, we return a profit of approx £28.00, minus Betfair commission. Basically, 28% profit from your total stake.

The software used in this screenshot is Fairbot, comes with it's own Dutching facility, which is something I find very useful to calculate my Dutch bets.


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My current Dutch betting systems vary from the very cautious Dutch 1, which has a 99% strike rate, 8 months published betting history, and 617% balance growth. To the more aggressive Dutch 3, which has a higher yield, but comes with more exposure.

Dutch 1 system relies heavily on the high strike rate and cautious approach to keep increasing the overall balance, as does Dutch 2.

At the time of posting this blog Dutch 3 has a 100% strike rate after 35 bets. An average odds return of 41% per bet, and total balance growth at 296%, within 2 published months of betting.


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This shows that with a clever selection process and using Dutch betting, you're able to really grow a betting balance steadily. When we inevitably hit a losing bet, Dutch 3 has demonstrated a loss can be quickly recovered without the need of a loss recovery plan, just by diligently sticking to the betting system.