From The Dark Side
The lay bet is the opposite of a buy bet
and is used by "wrong bettors" who are wagering that a
7 will show before the number they are laying against.
Lay bets are paid off at correct odds and the bettor
must pay the house a commission or vig of 5% of the projected
win to make the bets.
A lay bet is an interesting and usually
profitable bet to make, especially when the tables are cold or
choppy. This bet is so advantageous to the player that casinos
charge a 5% commission or "vig" to gain an edge over
the wager. For
example, if you lay $40 on the four (or ten), you'll have to pay
an extra dollar (5% of the $20 winnings). But most of the time,
you can make a much bigger profit than the casinos by properly
using this bet.
Because odds are laid instead of taken,
lay bets always pay off less than even money.
These wagers may be decreased, increased or removed at
any time. They are
working on come out rolls unless called off.
The bets are based on the size of the
minimum payoff. The
minimum payoff for a lay bet is $20.00.
To lay against the 4 or 10, the minimum lay bet is
$40.00, plus $1 vig for a total of $41.00.
The $1 vig is computed as:
0.05 x 20.00, that is, 5 percent of the possible
winnings. A $40 lay
against a 4 or 10 would pay a player $20.00 winnings plus return
of the bet of $40.00, for a total of $60.00. The house will keep the $1 vig.
A lay bet is a wager made from the
"dark side." That is, it pays off when the seven rolls
before the point does, and is therefore, the opposite of the way
most players bet.
You can lay any number you want to, and
you can also lay a number after it has rolled once, thus
increasing your chances of winning. If the ten, for example,
has just rolled, you can lay the ten and chances are, Big Red (
a seven) will come along before a second ten is rolled. Lay bets are also especially useful on the come out roll,
because they will win on a seven, which can protect your
don't pass bet.
Once, years ago, I was playing at the
Desert Inn and an older gent was making the same lay bets over
and over again. After an hour or so, he left the table with over
$500 (which was quite a lot in those days). I couldn't quite
figure out what he was doing so, after he colored up and left
I asked if I could buy him a drink. He agreed and after the
first drink he told me that his name was Al, from Chicago.
After a second drink, he told me all about
"First, I make a $40 don't pass bet,
and then I lay both the 4 and 10 for $40 each.
As a hedge, I put $2 on the yo-leven (the 11). If the
seven rolls, it's basically a wash. If a point rolls, I remove
the lay bets and place maximum odds on the don't pass. If a four
or ten is the point, I lose one
lay bet, take down the other, and lay maximum odds, so chances
are that I'll get my money back later when a seven rolls, which
usually happens before a second four or ten.
I'll win on the 2 or 3, and a 12 is a push.
The worst thing that can happen is the yo. I'll lose $40 and win
only $30, but it's not a big loss ($10) and fortunately it
doesn't happen very often."
I was very impressed and later returned to
the tables to try his system. It seemed to work, but I didn't
make as much money as he did. There were several come-out fours
and tens on my table, and I kept losing my lay bets.
Eventually I got an idea. I would bet don't
pass, lay the four and ten on the come out, and then put $5 each
on the hard four and ten. This way, if a hard four or ten
rolled, I would lose my $40 don't pass but win $35 on the hard
way. This way, I would cut my losses in half (losing only
on the soft four or ten), and increase my profits.
This seemed to work great, and inside of an
hour, I had over $300 in winnings.
The next day I saw Al again, and told him about my hard
way hedging system. Soon we both were using it
and raking in the chips. Afterwards, he bought me dinner.
That's what I like about playing craps.
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