# Your question: What is the lay bet in craps?

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The Lay Bet in Craps. T he Lay bet is basically opposite of the Buy bet. You bet that a 7 will appear before one of the point numbers (i.e., 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10). … You have a gut feeling that the trend will continue a little longer so you Lay the 5 (i.e., you bet that a 7 will appear before a 5).

## What is buy and lay in craps?

A buy bet is an attractive craps bet because it pays you at high odds. … As the term implies, a lay bet is like betting on a horse or athlete to lose in sports gambling (“laying”). You can pick the same numbers as in the buy bet, but you wager that the 7 will come up before your chosen number.

## What does a lay bet pay in craps?

LAY BETS PAYOFFS AND COMMISSION

Payoffs are commensurate with true odds. If you bet \$6 on 6 or 8, a winner will bring you \$5. If you bet \$3 on 5 or 9, a winner will bring you \$2, and if you bet \$2 on 4 or 10, a winner will bring you \$1.

## When can you place a lay bet in craps?

As mentioned above, an unlimited number of these wagers can be placed at any time during the game. Players can lay one or more of the following numbers – 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. Once they pick a number to place their Lay bet on, they hope that the 7 will appear before that number in the following rolls of the dice.

## What is the best strategy for craps?

The best strategy to win at craps relies on bets that minimize the house edge and give players the best odds of landing. To win the most amount of money while keeping the house edge low, we recommend players bet the minimum limit on Pass Line/Don’t Pass bets, and then lay the odds.

## What does buying do in craps?

ANSWER: Essentially, a Buy bet resembles a Place bet except that you pay a 5% commission on the amount of your wager. When you win, you are paid at the true odds, minus, of course, the 5%.

## What are the basic rules of craps?

An even money bet, made on the first roll of the dice (known as the “come out roll”). You win if a 7 or 11 roll, or lose if 2, 3, or 12 roll (known as “craps”). Any other number that rolls becomes the “point” and the point must roll again before a 7 to win.

## Can you take down a lay bet?

Yes. You can retract every multi-roll bet except pass line and come and you can remove odds on them, unless I’m forgetting something.

## Are lay bets always working?

Your Lay bet is automatically on and working for the come-out roll of the next game, but you decide to turn it off so you tell the dealer, “My No 5 is off.” The dealer puts an “OFF” button on top of your chips. On the come-out roll, the shooter rolls a 5 as the new point for the next game. Wow!

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