##### Asked by: Pauli Isachenko

asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th June, 2020# What is the difference between buy and lay in craps?

**Lay**bets (sometimes called no bets) are the mirror opposite of

**buy**bets. They pay true odds when the shooter rolls a seven before the number. That makes a

**lay**bet essentially the same as

**laying**odds, except a five-percent vig is charged on the amount to be won.

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Then, what does lay and buy mean in craps?

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). For example, suppose you notice a temporary trend where the number 5 hasn't appeared in the last 30 minutes.

Secondly, what is buy bet 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%. The casino edge on any ** Buy bet ** for $20 works out to 4.76%, with smaller wagers increasingly higher.

Likewise, whats the difference between lay and buy 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.

How do you lay a bet in craps?

** CRAPS LAY BETS ** STRATEGY In each case, you ** win ** the ** bet ** if the shooter rolls a 7 before rolling your number, and you lose if the shooter rolls your number first. No numbers matter other than 7 and the number you ** lay ** . Let's say you ** lay ** the 6. That means you ** win ** only if the shooter rolls a 7 before the next 6.