What Does ‘Potential Payout’ Mean?


Potential payout refers to the amount of money that a bettor stands to receive if their bet is successful. It is calculated by multiplying the amount of the wager by the odds associated with the bet plus the original stake.

As an example, if you wager $100 on a selection where the odds are +300, your total profit will be $300, but the ‘potential payout’ would be $400 ($300 winnings + $100 stake). It can also be known as potential returns depending on the sportsbook.