My players are going to run the Dinosaur Race, and I'm using the advanced rules from the Tomb of Annihilation Companion to add some fun.
Everything looks nice, except that I don't understand how the betting works... I'm not familiar with betting in real life, and really don't know what to do. For example, if the players choose to bet 100gp on a very good racer, with an odd of 7:1. What will they win if the racer actually win? The book says:
Does this mean he only gets 14gp? Or 114gp?
Sorry if this question looks stupid... But I really don't know how to handle this.
Adding some more info, as this looks more complicated than I've even thought.
The exact wording from the campaign book doesn't help much, it says:
The racers, the available odds, and the chance to win are listed in the Betting on Dinosaur Races table. Bets can range from 1 cp to 500 gp. Once bets are placed, roll a die for each bet. Losing bets cost the full amount of the wager. Winning bets pay out according to the table. Bets can be for a dinosaur to win, place, show, or do something specific during the race (like attack another racer or throw its rider), so many bets can win in the course of a single race.
Here is an example from the table:
Odds | Roll | Win on | Payout
7:1 | d8 | 2-8 | Wager / 7
1:3 | d4 | 1 | Wager x 3