Evens Bet Definition

Evens bet is a bet placed at odds of 2.00 (1/1), commonly known as even odds, and is seen as an ideal bet especially for players who mostly bet on singles because it doubles your stake if guessed correctly.

The players only need to win every other bet placed on even odds or higher to stay in the green, so placing evens bets can be a safe road to steady profits.

Evens bet is also known as scotch or levels and many online bookmakers use this term in their news and promotions sections to quote the odds of 2.00 (1/1).


A player places a £100 evens bet on over 2.5 goals and if the game produces 3 or more goals, he is set to earn £100 x 2.00 = £200.

Evens Bet Pros and Cons
  • Doubles your stake
  • Great for singles betting
  • 51% of successful evens bets will keep you in the green
  • No safe bets here
  • You cannot back the favourites