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Craps Play 6-8?

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Hi, I am off to Vegas soon and quite new to craps.

I understand playing the pass line and the odds is the way to go, but what about the 6-8 bet, is it worth betting them both or sticking to the pass line and odds bet?? and when do you place the 6-8 bet, do you place it when there is a new shooter or when a point is made???

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You can place the 6, 8 or any number at any time. Even if you don't have a pass line bet, so you can jump right in if a point is already established.

Personally, I would rather place a come bet and then be able to take odds on it. Placing a number has a role, but, the payouts are pretty poor. But, you can take down a place bet at any time as well.

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one thing I've never been 100% clear on is what bets you can take down and what bets you can not.

lets say I put a come bet up. it moves to 6. I take the odds on the 6. I place another come bet. Shooter hits a 6. I get paid, my come bet moves to 6 and its another come out roll...

Can I take my 2nd come bet down before he rolls?

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Sirk, no that is called off and on, you get paid on the first come bet and then that bet is offically retired if you will.

Your second come bet then moves onto the 6 you just won on. You are now free to take odds on that 6. In practice though, the dealer will simply hand you your winning from the first bet and leave the chips from the original come bet in place. It is then up to you to decided if you know want another come bet. A come bet cannot be taken down once it belongs to a point.

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Pass Line and Come bets are what is known as a contract bet. When you place them, once the shooter rolls, you can't remove them. When you consider the fact that 7 and 11 on the first roll win on the Pass Line and Come bets, the casino would be nuts to let you take them down.

There are a number of very good books on craps. GET ONE. I happen to like the John Pattrick books. He covers the odds of the game and every move on the table VERY well.

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There are several ways to bet the 6 and 8. The most common bet is to "place" the 6 or the 8. You place bet should be a multiple of $6 ($6, $12, $18, etc.) You make the bet by getting the attention of your dealer, lightly tossing your money in his/her direction and announce your bet. "Give me $30 on the 6"; "Give me $12 each on the 6 and 8", etc. You don't need exact change... toss more than you need and the dealer will give you change.

The bet is simple... if the shooter rolls a 7, you lose. If the shooter rolls your number, you win $7 for every $6 you bet. The dealer will pay you the $7 and leave your $6 up continuing to bet the number. If you want to stop betting the number, ask the dealer to "take your bet down" and he will hand back the $6.

You can make or take town the bet during any betting period. However, it's generally consider bad form to make a place bet during a come out roll. If you already have a bet on the table during the come out roll, it is assume to be "off" - that is you can't win or lose no matter what the shooter rolls. If you really want to have the bet "working" during a come-out roll, tell the dealer and he will make it as being "on."

Place the 6 or 8 is considered one of th better bets on the table. Not quite as good as pass and come bets, but better than everything else.

While you can just play the 6/8 without a pass bet... it's not common. And you can't throw the dice. Most people will either

- Make a passline bet, then place both the 6 and 8 if they get a 4/5/9/10 for a point. Or just the 6 or 8 if the other is the point.

- Only bet the 6 or 8 when the other is the point.

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A lot of people place the 6&8. It's fun because the 6&8 come up more than any other number ... except for SEVEN. So you can do okay this way. The bets have a house edge of 0.463% -- less than half a percent -- that's good.

Don't play the "BIG 6 & 8". Same bet but they payoff is lousy.

The only bets that you can't take down at anytime are the passline bets and the come bets.

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Zeke, good call out on the 6 and 8 being bet in $6 increments. The reason is it makes paying out easier, remember the payoff on a place bet on the 6 or 8 is 7/6.

The true odds of the 6 or 8 are 6/5, but, you can only get that payoff on the odds portion of a pass or come bet.

Truman is correct as well, don't even look at the Big 6 or 8 box! It's a classic sucker bet that only pays even money, that's why it gets such a large spot on the table to tempt suckers.

One more thing I would like to add as a couple of posters asked about come bets. The odds portion of a come bet is "off" during a come out roll. What does this mean?

If the shooter makes the point while you have unresolved come bets in play, you get paid on the point and the next roll is a new come out roll. On this roll the odds are "off", so if the shooter rolls your point, you get paid for the original come bet amount, but, not the odds, they are simply returned to you. The upside to this, if the shooter rolls a 7 on the come out roll, you only lose the original come bet, the odds are still returned to you in this case as well. You do have the option of keeping your odds on or "working" on the come out, but, you have to tell the dealer. It is always assumed off, unless you tell them otherwise.

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One little item I noticed. Don't toss place bets towards the dealer. They should just be set down in the come box in front of you and tell the dealer what you want. You can toss your prop bets to the stickman when you have his attention.

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Sounds like I have to hang out with NYGus for some craps leasons. You seem to know your stuff.

On my last trip I played 6-8 stead at 30 bucks on each. I would bet the pass line? I beleave at 25 and then, with odds at 50 bicks behind that.

I find you can win a lot and lose a lot playing this game..

The fire bets seem to interest me a little. And also those field bets.

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So big 6 and big 8 don't pay the same as 6 or 8? I assumed they did. What do big 6 and 8 pay?

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