# How to Convert American Odds to Decimal?

This article focuses on converting American odds, commonly used in the United States, to decimal odds, popular in Europe, Australia, and Canada.

## Understanding American & Decimal Odds

• American Odds: These are either positive or negative. Positive odds indicate the profit on a \$100 bet, while negative odds show how much needs to be bet to win \$100.
• Decimal Odds: This format includes the stake in the total payout and is known for its simplicity in calculation.

## How to Convert American Odds to Decimal?

### Formula:

The conversion method differs based on whether the American odds are positive or negative.

For Positive American Odds:

Formula: Decimal Odds = (American Odds / 100) + 1

In other words, divide the American odds by 100 and add 1 to the result.

For Negative American Odds:

Formula: Decimal Odds = (100 / Absolute Value of American Odds) + 1

In other words, divide 100 by the absolute value of the American odds and add 1 to the result.

### Step-by-Step Conversion from American Odds to Decimal

Positive American Odds:

• Example: American Odds = +150
• Conversion: Decimal Odds = (150 / 100) + 1 = 1.50 + 1 = 2.50

Negative American Odds:

• Example: American Odds = -500
• Conversion: Decimal Odds = (100 / 500) + 1 = 0.20 + 1 = 1.20

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