# Different Ways Of Figuring Out Commission

Q: “Another way to do commission is to move the decimal by half. For example, 42 equals 4.2 divided by 2 equals 2.1. It’s faster for me to do it that way.”

A: Let’s go over the 1st method real quick. Take the players bet and move the decimal over one spot to the left. For example, if the player has a \$35.00 bet, then move the decimal one space to the left \$3.50. Next, divide that amount by 2. For example, \$3.50 divided by 2 is \$1.75. So the commission for a \$35 bet is \$1.75.

Now, it's time to figure out the commission for an \$85 bet.

\$85 = \$8.5 / 2 = \$4.25

If you’re having trouble grasping this method, then try this 2nd method for figuring out commission.

“Another way is to add the commissions. For example, I see \$50. I know each green is \$1.25. I add \$1.25 and \$1.25 together and my answer is \$2.50.”

So basically, the 2nd method involves figuring out the commission based on units and then adding that together. Let’s go over another example to make it a bit clearer. If the player has a \$20 bet, then that means they have four red \$5 cheques. You know that each \$5 cheque pays a commission of \$0.25 cents. So if you add up \$0.25 four times, or you can multiply \$0.25 cents times, then the answer is \$1.00.

Here’s a test run to see if you understand this method:

How much commission does the player owe if they have a \$35 bet?

Answer: 1 green equals \$1.25 and each red is \$0.25 so \$1.25 + \$0.25 + \$0.25 = \$1.75