# What is the lay bet in craps?

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## How does a lay bet work?

A Lay bet is when you bet on an outcome not to happen. For example, if you placed a bet with us on a horse not to win a race, bet on a football team not to win a game or bet on a golfer not to make a birdie on a particular hole. In lay betting, you essentially become the bookmaker.

## What is the lay line 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.

## How much do lay bets pay in craps?

Craps Table Payout

Bet or Wager Type True Odds Payout Odds
Numbers 6 or 8 5 to 6 5 to 6
Don’t Pass Odds / Don’t Come Bet Odds / Lay Bets (5% Commission)
Numbers 4 or 10 1 to 2 1 to 2
Numbers 5 or 9 2 to 3 2 to 3

## How do you win a lay bet?

To lay a bet is to back something not to happen.

For example, to lay Manchester United to win their match is to back them NOT to win. If you were to lay them, you would win your bet if they either lost or drew their match.

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## How do you place a lay bet?

You can place a lay (against) bet by selecting the odds in the blue box. When clicking on the blue box, the contract you chose will appear on your betslip on the right side of your screen. When placing a lay bet you are betting for an outcome not to happen – for example betting that Liverpool will not win the race.

## Does a lay bet include a draw?

If you’re not familiar with what a lay bet is, watch this first. Instead of betting that a draw will happen, we are betting that the match result WILL NOT be a draw. In other words, either the home or away team will win. This strategy is almost always used in play.

## What is backing and laying a bet?

Back betting means putting your money on something to happen – a horse or a team or a player to win, for instance. Lay betting means betting on something not to happen.

## How do you calculate return on a lay bet?

It is important to know your return on investment (ROI), but when it comes to lay bets you must make sure that you calculate it properly. When calculating ROI you usually add to together all your bets and divide the amount of profit you have made by the amount you have bet.

## Should you lay odds on don’t pass?

Since they already have an edge on their don’t pass/don’t come bet, they don’t see it as worthwhile to lay the odds, which carry no edge either to the house or the player. If you bet \$5 on don’t pass and win, you win \$5. If the point is 6, for example, to win another \$5 you have to bet an extra \$6.

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## What is the vig on a lay bet?

Vigorish (also known as juice, under-juice, the cut, the take, the margin, the house edge or simply the vig) is the fee charged by a bookmaker (or bookie) for accepting a gambler’s wager. In American English, it can also refer to the interest owed a loanshark in consideration for credit.