Lay Ladder Staking Plan

The Lay Ladder Staking Plan is probably the most well known loss recovery staking plan out there. A Lay Ladder is usually used for 3 lays. If the first bet you make loses ( ie the horse wins ) then the 2nd bet is calculated as usual for a 1 point win plus the losses from the first bet. This way you still win your 1 point profit. Clearly the longer the lay ladder the higher your stakes can go. In theory this the size of stakes can be exponential !

Lets look at a running example. In the table below we have set the initial stake as £2. This will be what we are trying to win with each sequence of bets. The first bet entered loses at odds of 7 which means a loss of -£12.

This makes the next stake £14. The TSM software as with all the included staking plans will automatically show you what the next stake is.

The table below shows the next bet entered as a loss at odds of 6.5.

The second bet is a loss which means we lose £77. This is added to £12 to make £89. Our initial stake of £2 is added on to that to make the next stake £91. A considerable bet just to win £2 ! Let us now look at a sequence of 10 bets. For our sanity the next bet wins !

In the TSM software you are able to change your initial stake and how long the lay ladder will last.

Our sister software – The Bet Machine – TBM was released in 2020.  Every Back/Lay Staking Plan in TSM is available to use in The Bet Machine.

Used in conjunction with Gruss Betting Assistant, TBM is compatible with both Betfair and Betdaq Betting Exchange.

TBM incorporates Race Card data for UK/IRE Horse Racing and UK Greyhound Racing. 

Create your own Horse and Greyhound Selection Systems in TBM by using the built in System Builder tool – Selection Hunter. Back Test your designed systems and find your edge.