# What does units mean when betting?

Isaiah Allaire asked, updated on April 4th, 2021; Topic: sports betting
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A unit in sports betting is a measurement of the size of a given bet. It's mainly used because everyone's bankroll is different and a unit refers to the percentage of a bankroll. One unit is usually equal to one percent of a bankroll, though it's not the same for everyone.

Really, what does 1u mean in betting?

1u means 1 bet of \$X. This is done as the regular dollar amount of my bet (1u) may be \$5 and some else's regular bet may be \$50. So if someone says they are betting 4u then it is saying that they are more confident in this wager and so are betting four times their normal bet amount.

Same, what does +200 mean when betting? For example, a money line of +200 would mean that you would make a profit of \$200 if you bet \$100 and were correct. That's also equivalent to fractional odds of 2/1 and decimal odds of 3. A negative money line represents the amount that you would have to bet to win \$100 if you were correct.

Different, how much money is a unit in gambling?

We like to encourage a flat-betting approach here, so units should be a fixed value — if you usually bet \$20 on a game, one unit for you is \$20. If you typically bet \$100, one unit is \$100.

How are gambling units calculated?

Calculate Earnings by Units Won Very simple. Simply multiply the dollar amount you typically wager by the units won. If your unit size corresponds to \$10 and you want to know how much you'd make on a play that returned . 85 betting units, you would calculate 10 x .