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In craps, can you buy the 6 and the 8?

8 February 2009

Dear Frank:

I have a question. I know you can buy the 4, 5, 9 and 10. My question is can the 6 or 8 be bought and what would the minimum buy be?

Thank you for any help.

B.W.

Dear B.W.:

Buying the 6 and 8 is the craps equivalent of jumping off the Empire State Building without a parachute. The same holds true for the 5 and 9. All these buys at $20 (the usual minimum) come in with a house edge of 4.76%. Just placing the 5 and 9 comes in with a 4% edge (still way too high) and the placing of the 6 and 8 comes in with a house edge of 1.52% — a reasonable bet.

Interestingly enough, a $20 buy of the 4 and 10 actually lowers the 6.67% house edge down to 4.76 — OK, not good but at least better than the placement of these two numbers.

Keep in mind that these house edges translate into money as follows: a 6.67% house edge means you lose $6.67 for every $100 you wager; 4.76 means you lose $4.76; 4% means you lose $4 and 1.52 means you lose $1.52 cents. That is some range of expected losses.

I am giving you a free 30-day subscription to my private members-only website at www.goldentouchcraps.com.

We have over 5,000 members on this private site and the conversations are interesting, enlightening and fun.

Enjoy!

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete

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Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines!

> More Books By Frank Scoblete