Lay Bet Strategy Craps

  1. Lay Bets Different lay bets have disparate payoffs. The Lay 6 and Lay 8 bets pay out 19 to 25 and have a house edge of 4.00%. The Lay 5 and Lay 10 bets pay out 19 to 31 and have a house edge of 3.23%.
  2. Usually this is a multiple of your original bet such as 2x, 3x and even as high up as 100x at Las Vegas craps. This multiple is usually limited, but the craps strategy says that the higher multiple that you choose, the lower the house edge gets overall.
  1. How To Place A Lay Bet In Craps
  2. Lay Bet Craps
  3. Lay Bet Strategy Craps Tactics
  4. Craps Come Bet Strategy

It’s no surprise that multitudes of strategies have been developed around place betting the (6) & (8) as these numbers give the craps player one of the be best advantages of beating the casinos.

The best bet in craps is the Pass/Don't Pass and the Come/Don't Come bets. The reason why they are the best craps bets is that they have the lowest house edge at 1.41%. As a result, these bets should feature strongly in your craps strategy.

First of all, both the (6) and the (8) are the numbers likely to roll most often, next to the (7). There are 5 ways to roll (6), 5 ways to roll an (8), and 6 ways to roll a (7).

It doesn’t stop there. Here’s are some more advantages of Place Betting the (6) and/or (8).

  • Place Bets only need to be hit once to win, versus a Pass Line or Come Bet, which needs to be hit twice
  • The payout on a Place Bets exceeds that of Pass Line or Come Bets at lower betting levels
    • It takes approximately 5X odds before the benefits of PL/Come Bets exceed that of Place Bets
  • Place Bets can be made or taken down at any time the player wants versus PL/Come bets which are contract bets
  • The player controls the numbers that are bet, versus the roll of the dice being the determining factor
  • Already mentioned, the (6) and (8) are most likely to be rolled aside from the (7)
  • Betting both the (6) and (8) gives you a 10 to 6 advantage of one of your numbers hitting before the (7)
  • The house edge on place betting the (6) or (8) is only 1.52%, one of the lowest on the table

If the toolbox of strategies you bring to the craps tables does not include a (6) and (8) strategy, then it might be time to find one that works for you.

We’ll cover a few of the most popular, and some not-so-popular 6/8 strategies for you to assess and possibly include in your own repertoire of strategies.

Secrets Tip – Never bet the Big 6 or Big 8 located at the corners of the table. They carry a 9.09% House Edge versus Place Betting the same numbers for a 1.52% House Edge.

All examples include betting both the (6) and (8) on a $10 minimum craps table.

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6 & 8 Collect and Press

  • Place Bet both the (6) and (8) for $12 each (Total $24)
  • Take these steps on the (6) and (8) independently
    • 1st Hit – Collect and rack the $14 in winnings (you now only have $10 of your money at risk)
    • 2nd Hit – Press your bet to $24
    • 3rd Hit – Collect and rack the $28 in winnings (now your up $20)
    • 4th Hit – Press your bet to $48
  • From here, you can either continue alternately ‘collecting’ and ‘pressing’ your bets through the end of the roll or take down your bets at any point in the progression you want.

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6 & 8 One Unit Continuous Press

  • Place Bet both the (6) and (8) for $12 each (Total $24)
  • Take these steps on the (6) and (8) independently
    • 1st Hit – Win $14 – Press your bet by $6 to $18 (collect & rack $8)
    • 2nd Hit – Win $21 – Press your bet by $6 to $24 (collect & rack $15)
    • 3rd Hit – Win $28 – Press your bet by $6 to $30 (collect & rack $22)
    • 4th Hit – Win $35 – Press your bet by $6 to $36 (collect & rack $29)
  • Either continue to press one unit each time one of your numbers hits, or take down one or both of your bets at any point you want.

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How To Place A Lay Bet In Craps

6 & 8 – $72 Regression

  • Place Bet both the (6) and (8) for $36 each (Total $72)
    • 1st Hit – Win $42
    • Immediately take both the (6) and (8) down to $12 each
    • You’re now positive $18 and only have casino winnings on the table
  • Use the (6) and (8) Collect and Press for the remainder of the shooter’s roll

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6 & 8 – 1-3-2-6 Positive Progression Strategy

  • Place Bet both the (6) and (8) for $12 each (Total $24)
  • Take these steps on the (6) and (8) independently
    • 1st Hit – Win $14 – Drop $10 and press the bet to $36 (Net winnings = -$34)
    • 2nd Hit – Win $42 – Drop your bet to $24 (Net winnings = $18)
    • 3rd Hit – Win $28 – Drop $60 and press your bet to $72 (Net winnings = $0)
    • 4th Hit – Win $84 – Take all bets down (Net winnings = $168)
  • After taking your bets down and collecting your net winnings of $168, you can wait for the shooter’s roll to end or decide to start the betting progression over.

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6 & 8 – $48 Hit and Spread

  • Place Bet both the (6) and (8) for $24 each (Total $48)
    • 1st Hit – Win $28
    • Immediately take the (6) and (8) down to $12 each
    • Add the (5) and (9) for $10 each
  • After the 1st Hit, you’ll now have 4 inside numbers covered for a $16 investment.
  • Utilize a collect and press strategy for the remainder of the roll.
Lay Bet Strategy Craps

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6 or 8 – Low Roller Inside Spread

  • Place the (6) or (8) for $12 (Total $12)
    • 1st Hit – Win $14 – Rack $2 and place the opposite number for $12 (Net = -$10)
    • 2nd Hit – Win $14 – Collect and rack $14 (Net winnings = $4)
    • 3rd Hit – Win $14 – Rack $4 and place the (5) or (9) for $10 (Net winnings = $8)
    • 4th Hit – Win $14 – Rack $4 and place the opposite 5/9 for $10 (Net winnings = $12)
  • You now have all inside numbers covered AND a $12 profit.
  • Utilize the collect and press strategy for each number covered through the end of the roll.

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Free spins no deposit usa. 6 or 8 – Low Roller Run Up

Lay Bet Craps

  • Place the (6) or (8) for $12 (Total $12)
    • 1st Hit – Win $14
      • Parlay your winnings and add $4 to your bet
      • Bet is now $30 – Total investment $16
    • 2nd Hit – Win $35
      • Parlay your winnings and add $1 to your bet
      • Bet is now $66 – Total investment of $17
    • 3rd Hit – Win $77
      • Take all bets down
  • Collect $126 in winnings ($14+$35+$77) from a total investment of $17
  • At this point, you can either start the strategy over or wait for the next shooter

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There are many other variations out there, and if you didn’t find one you’re comfortable with above, a quick google search will uncover many, many more.

Keep in mind, no strategy will change the house edge (casino advantage) on the bets placed. The goal is find the betting strategy that works for you and your bankroll and apply it at the right times at the table.

Feel free to share your own (6) and (8) betting strategies in the comments below.

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This is one of the more complicated and interesting bets in craps. First I will start off talking about the buy bet. Basically, players can make a bet on the established point numbers at any time. Players will win if the shooter rolls the point number before the seven. The payouts would be excellent because it would be paid by true odds. That means 4 and 10 pays out 2:1 odds, 5 and 9 pays out 3:2 odds and 6 and 8 pay out 6:5 odds. This is also the actual odds of winning the bet so the house edge is zero! To sum it up, it pays out exactly same way as the pass odds bet for each number. The catch is a player must pay a 5% commission to the house, which is known as 'vig' or 'juice'. This small fee increased the house edge from 0% to 4.76%.

Lay Bet Strategy Craps Tactics

The lay bet works almost the same way, except it is the opposite. This time you wager on the point number and that the shooter will roll a seven before the point. Again, players are paid out the true odds with no house edge, along with the 5% vig commission. Although, because the seven gets thrown more often than any other number, your payouts are 'less than even'. Also, the house edge for 4 and 10 is 2.44%, the edge for 5 and 9 is 3.23% and the house edge for 6 and 8 is 4.00%.

This bet would be perfect if it wasn't for that commission. The lay and buy bet is almost like a shortcut to the free odds bet, but you have to pay a price rather than just doing it straight from the pass line bet, where you can get around the commissions and also get much better overall odds anyways.

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