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How to Make Lay Bets in Craps | Gambling Tips

How to Make Lay Bets in Craps | Gambling Tips

Hey, guys. I’d like to go over lay bets in craps. With the buy bit, we spoke in an earlier video, you have the opportunity to buy the more favorable true odds as opposed to place-bet odds. You can’t place against a number if you’re betting the don’t pass or you wanted to lay odds, but you’re allowed to get true odds for betting against a number. For instance, if you wanted to bet $50 against the four, what you’d do is you’d specify to the dealer that you want to lay $50 against the four, right, and then they’ll make a mark of your bet, and you have to pay a 5 percent commission on what you’re expected to win on the bet.

It’s different than the buy bet where you have to put a 5 percent commission on what you’re putting out. A lay bet, since you’re actually a favorite, you’re not going to get paid that much back, so they give you a break and make you pay 5% of what you’re expected to get back. In this case here, there are six ways that you can win with the seven.

There are three ways you can lose with the four, so you get one to two odds on this website. So your payout, should a seven come up, would be $25, right? So with that you’d just pay a commission of $1. Some casinos will let you pay the commission a little bit before there’s a decision, sometimes they’ll make you pay afterwards. And it’s a little bit more to your advantage if they do it afterwards. But otherwise, that’s a way to lock everything in.

And unlike the buy bet where like I recommended against buying certain numbers, the lay bet, since if you want to go against the number it’s the only way you can do it, so I would recommend going that route. One of my popular plays would be to do a combination $25 against the eight, and what happens there, it’s $24 that goes against the eight, and then it counts the dollar commission already. So, then if the seven does come out it gets paid its true odds.

There are six ways that you can win the bet; five ways you can lose it, so you get paid five to six, which is the $20. The dealer takes it down, passes it to you. Lay bets can also be used in situations where if you want to basically bet the farm that the guy is going to seven out on a roll and you’re up against the table maximum for free odds, you can actually buy more odds.

You can go as high as you’d like on that up to the table limit, which the table limit is usually about like $2,000, $3,000 or so. Check with your casino on that. But that is the lay bet in craps.

NEW FROM JEUX GRENIER GAMES: IN THE TRENCHES: THROUGH MUD AND BLOOD

NEW FROM JEUX GRENIER GAMES: IN THE TRENCHES: THROUGH MUD AND BLOOD

The third installment of the In the Trenches seriesIn the Trenches: Through Mud and Blood, is now shipping!

In the Trenches: Through Mud and Blood is the third installment of the In the Trenches series. Designed by John Gorkowski, this series enables players to game historically accurate simulations of tactical operations of the Great War. In the Trenches: Through Mud and Blood is the first in the series to feature die-cut counters. Along with these 264 die-cut counters, the game features five maps, seven operations, an aid sheet, and the series’ rulebook. One of the operations takes place on the Macedonian Front, pitting British and Bulgarians soldiers against each other. Three of the operations involve tanks on the Western Front, one takes place in the trenches during Germany’s last great offensive of the war, and two operations cover the famous American “Lost Battalion” and its battle in the Charlevaux Valley in October 1918.

IN THE TRENCHES: OPENING ENGAGEMENTS NOW SHIPPING

IN THE TRENCHES: OPENING ENGAGEMENTS NOW SHIPPING

Our newest game, In the Trenches: Opening Engagements has now been released and is shipping. Please head to the Shop page to order your copy of this innovative WWI tactical wargame.

IN THE TRENCHES: OPENING ENGAGEMENTS

Starting today, In the Trenches: Opening Engagements is now available for pre-order at the lowest price you’ll ever see! Once released, the regular price will be $55 CAD. Jeux Grenier Games will never list this game for a lower price. All we ask in return is that you wait until the second week of March for your game to be shipped, in order for us to build up a stock of orders to print ahead of time. Be among the first to order and get your hands on a copy of In the Trenches: Opening Engagements at this lowest-ever price!

In the Trenches: Opening Engagements is the first game of the In the Trenches series. Designed by John Gorkowski, this series enables players to game historically accurate simulations of tactical operations from The Great War. ITT challenges players to move and fight with company-level formations made of separate platoon-sized units during 5-minute, impulse-based turns on historically accurate maps scaled to 100 yards per hex. This approach recreates WWI command and control problems to inspire historically accurate play without forcing decisions. The first game in the series, Opening Engagements, features a cavalry duel between Austrians and Russians on the Eastern Front, an encounter battle between the French and Germans in the Battle of the Frontiers, and the Japanese/British assault on German positions outside of the German colony of Tsingtao in China.

Work on Distant Foreign Fields Continues!

Work on Distant Foreign Fields Continues!

As the date for the release of Distant Foreign Fields: The Great War 1914-1918 approaches, we are feverishly working to get this product perfect and out the door! Currently, all map and counter graphics have been completed, a rulebook has been completed, and the last touches are being done. Bill Jhoslien is continuing his great work to polish up the map, event cards, and other items while Eric Grenier and others are perfecting the game system and playtesting. So far the game is testing well and is a real joy to play! And we have been extremely impressed with Bill’s work. Work will continue for the Spring season and we hope by the Summer 2017 Newsletter we can announce that pre-ordering is already underway.

Grenier Games in 2017

A new year has dawned on Grenier Games and we are very excited about what will happen in 2017. The first anniversary of Grenier Games comes on June 4 so mark your calendars! World War II in the West and World War II in the East will be retired soon once the stock is sold out, but we are hoping to eventually release new editions in 2018. In June we intend on having Distant Foreign Fields available for pre-order and we are aiming for July 1 for the shipping date. Over the summer, work will be done on another game with an aimed release of September 2005. Grenier Games is hoping that 2017 will be our banner year as we are very hopeful for and proud of Distant Foreign Fields and are anxious to see ads and reviews for the game in all major wargaming magazines. The year 2016 was just a little taste of what we are capable of.

Future Releases of Grenier Games

Aside from Distant Foreign Fields, Grenier Games has another release planned for 2017, though the subject has not been decided upon yet. We were planning to do a game on the Korean War but we are currently considering a game on the Seven Years War (otherwise known as the French and Indian War) in North Amerca, with a mix of strategic and tactical gaming. The decision will hopefully be made soon and it will be confirmed by the Summer 2005 Newsletter.

Grenier Games on the Web

The best place to learn about Grenier Games is our website: www.greniergames.com. Stay tuned to the website for updates, and place your orders there. Please check the website often to see new additions to the errata page. Our History page will feature the history of the various wars and campaigns featured in our wargames.

The next best place is Consimworld (www.consimworld.com), the website for wargaming. In the discussion board located there, you can go to the Grenier Games discussion in the Game Compant Support Forum. You can also discuss World War II in the West. Go through the following folders to find it: Boardgaming – Individual Game or Series Discussion – Era: World War II Individual Game – Global or Multi-Front. You can discuss World War II in the East by going to the Pacific Theatre discussion in the WWII Individual Game area. Distant Foreign Fields is located in the Boardgaming – Individual Game or Series Discussion – Era: World War I section. Consimworld is now a pay-site, but there is free read-only access.