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Casino Craps - Placing a Buy Bet

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What is a Buy Bet?

Good question! A "buy bet" is a bet that you place on a certain number that you are hoping to be rolled before the dice roll a sum of seven (7). When placing a buy bet you can pick one of the following numbers: four (4), five (5), six (6), eight (8), nine (9), and ten (10). The rules could not be any more simple.

If the point that you are betting on is rolled befoe a seven you are a WINNER!

Buy bets may persist beyond a round and will always be active, even during the Come Out roll. Furthermoe, the buy bet may be placed, changed or removed from the table at any time before any roll by the shooter.

 

How is the Buy Bet Different from the Place Bets?

They are actually very simillar to each other in the sense that they win if the chosen number appears before a seven (7) is rolled by the shooter. However, the buy bet offers true odds after a 5% fee that is refered to as a "vigorish" is taken from the wager amount.

2:1 for the numbers four (4) and ten (10)
3:2 for the numbers five (5) and nine (9)
6:5 for the numbers six (6) and eight (8)

Bet Win On Lose On Win Pays No Action On
4 4 7 less 5%, 2:1 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
5 5 7 less 5%, 3:2 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
6 6 7 less 5%, 6:5 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
8 8 7 less 5%, 6:5 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12
9 9 7 less 5%, 3:2 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12
10 10 7 less 5%, 2:1 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12

Is the "Vigorish" Percent (%) Fee Always Charged?

Most land based casinos will charge the fee of 5 % when you place a buy bet. Depending on the casino, you may not have to pay until the buy bet wins. Most online casinos don't collect vigorish when you place your bet until you win.

So for example on land based casinos you would pay 21 for a 20 dollar wager, 1 dollar is the 5 % of 20. Online it would be different in the sense that if you win the 5% would be deducted form the winnings before you receive them.

What is the Recommended Buy Bet?

Well, it all depends on the type of gambler you are.. as some like bigger risks than other. the best course we would advise is for playing the six (6) and eight (8) but then again you may be more tempted by the higher payoffs that come with the four (4) and ten (10)! It can be very tempting at times, pick wisely and be wise.

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