# What Does the +600 Mean in Betting?

The number 600 has become quite popular as a code in the betting world which stands for six-figures. The popularity of the number 600 comes as no great surprise, seeing that it is the combination of the first six digits of the binary number system (1010).

This is significant because it means that any amount between \$600 and \$6,000 (inclusive) will be represented by just one number in the binary system. Anything more than \$6,000 and up will require two or more numbers to be used, due to the 100 position in the binary system.

This is valuable to know, as it means that you can place a very precise and rational wager on any sporting event using the 600 figure, especially if bets are placed using the ‘best available odds’ option in online sportsbooks.

## How Do I Place a Rational Bet Using the 600 Number?

The method for placing a rational bet on any sporting event using the 600 number is essentially the same as the method for any other number: study the odds, consider the line, and place a wager on the outcome. The amount of your wager will be determined by the maximum amount you are willing to risk.

You should do this for any sporting event, as no matter what the game, odds are calculated using a formula which takes into account the overall amount of money bet on all sporting events taking place worldwide on a given day. This is what makes the number so useful: you can use it as a base figure for your wagers, which means you are not risking any more than you need to, but you can also use it as a springboard for your bets, multiplying the amount at stake by some relatively small factor to attain a desired level of risk.

For example, if you find that the 10-team parlay odds for an NBA game are 4.7 to 1, but you are only willing to risk £100 on a single wager, then you would simply need to multiply the 4.7 by £100 to get a desired level of risk. 4.7 X 100 = 470; if you get 4 or more points you win, if you get less than 4 you lose, so you would stake £480 on a single bet, meaning you would need to win by at least 2 points to make the bet worthwhile (assuming £480 is the maximum you are willing to risk).

## The Difference In Using The 600 Number

There are some significant differences in using the 600 number compared to any other number. The most obvious is that any bet of between £600 and £6,000 is always accepted, as there will always be one number which represents this range of money. The second difference is that you do not need to worry about the ‘overlay’ or the ‘underlay’ in using the 600 number, as your stake will always be matched by the maximum amount of funds available. The third difference is that there is no maximum amount of bets which can be placed using the 600 number, as every bet has a \$1 price tag associated with it, which is then adjusted according to the ‘multiplier.’

## Why Are So Many Bodying And Sportsbooks Using the 600 Number?

It would not be surprising to find that many bookmakers and sportsbooks use the 600 number as a base figure for odds, simply because it is such a widely-used and well-understood number in regards to both wagering and betting. Nevertheless, this is clearly a marketing device, as they want to associate your wagers with large sums of money, which of course is a good thing when placing sports bets!

It is always a good idea to check the betting regulations before you start placing any wagers, to ensure that you are not risking more than you are allowed to. In some cases, you may also need to register with the sportsbook or bookmaker before you can place wagers, so ensure you do this before you start laying down any substantial wagers.

## More On Binary Numbers

It is always interesting when a number is valued at less than its ‘true worth,’ as in this case, where the number is obviously under some form of duress. In this particular instance, the true worth of the number 600 is in fact much greater than its apparent value, which is why it is used in such a way by those who create odds and prop bets – they know that anyone who comes across it as a base figure will not question the rationality of the bet, as it is such a well-known and widely-used number in relation to sports betting. The main issue is that you should not be using this number in this way, as it is very susceptible to being exploited by those who create complex chains of bets that are essentially ‘fixed’ matches. This is where things can go wrong:

If you find that you are starting to place a lot of wagers using 600 as a base figure, and that the results are all ‘fixed,’ then there are many reasons why this could be the case. It does not necessarily mean that your wagers are fixed, but it can be a worrying sign that someone is trying to take advantage of your need to bet, or your need to have a large amount of money on any given wager. Naturally, you should not be using numbers as a basis for your wagers, as it is a very quick and easy way for someone to see how much you can afford to lose before they decide to rob you. Naturally, this is a highly-unlikely scenario, but you should still take steps to minimize the chances of this sort of thing happening to you.

On the whole, numbers are a useful tool for those who use them rationally and with some degree of common sense. Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to question why and how you are being asked to use a number, as you should always strive to keep your wagers as ‘clean’ as possible and ensure that you are not being fooled by those who create complex chains of bets which are essentially ‘fixed’ matches. Naturally, if you do find yourself in this situation, then all bets are void and you should seek support from the relevant authorities as soon as possible.