# What Does +/- Mean in Betting?

The main purpose of betting is to make profit from your wagers. To do this you need to understand what the symbols + and – mean in relation to betting. These symbols can be found in the midst of lines, on the face of chips, or in various forms of advertisements for online betting. They all mean the same thing but only some are more widely used than others so it is important to know the differences. Here is a quick guide to what each symbol means:

## The Digits Within The Lines

The + and – symbols are used in relation to lines that produce either winning or losing results. Lines that are even (i.e., they produce an equal amount of wins and losses), usually pay off even dollars for every dollar wagered. These types of lines are called “even money lines.” Paying odds of 1.5 to 1 or 2 to 1 mean that for every \$100 you bet, you will win \$150 or \$200. A 1 to 1 odds line means you will win or lose the same amount of money on every wager (i.e., \$100 on a \$100 wager).

## The Face Of The Chip

The face of the chip represents the outcomes of the bets made using this particular piece of gaming equipment. The number of faces determines the amount of money wagered on each side of the bet. With six face coins, you can bet on six different outcomes (i.e., combinations of wins and losses). Each coin has two sides with different odds, for a total of 12 different betting options for each chip.)