The big 6, or straight six, is a bet type whereby the bettor must select the winner of each of the 6 nominated big 6 races. The bettor can select any number of possible winners in each leg. The cost of the bet is calculated by multiplying the number of selections in each leg.
The big 6 is notoriously difficult to win. The tote pays out a smaller dividend for punters that select winners in the first 5 legs only to be denied in the last race. The cost of placing a bet on the big 6 is significant given that there are 6 multiplying legs. The cost is calculated by multiplying the number of selections in each leg.
As with many other exotic betting types, it is possible to place a flexi bet and reduce the cost of the big 6.
The example shows the cost of a big 6 for a full $1 unit and also for flexi bet of 20%. Should you be lucky enough to land the big 6, you’re bound to get a good dividend!
Not all bookmakers offer Big 6 betting. The dividend normally reflects that declared by the TAB, be aware that the bookmakers that do might have a restriction on the maximum payout.