Just like the Pass Line, after the Point has been established, you are allowed to make an Odds bet but there is a big difference between the two. On the Pass Line you “Take Odds”, where they win more. On the Don’t Pass you “Lay Odds” and bet more to win less because you’re more likely to win.
Lay Odds have zero advantage for the casino.
|Point 6 or 8||5:6||7||When point rolls|
|Point 5 or 9||2:3|
|Point 4 or 10||1:2|
Lay Odds on the Don’t Pass go right next to your Don’t Pass bet on the side that’s closest to the base dealer. They aren’t stacked straight up like Odds on the Pass line. They are heeled off which make it look like they are at an angle and you should heel them off in the direction towards the base dealer.
Lay Odds are not contract so you can take them back at any time.
Lay Odds on the Don’t Pass pay differently depending on what the Point is. The Point also determines the dollar amount you should be Laying for that Point. You Lay the 6 and 8 in multiples of 6, the 5 and 9 in multiples of 3, and the 4 and 10 in multiples of 2. These multiples were created based on the number of ways the bet can lose compared to the number of way they can win.
There are 5 ways to lose and 6 ways to win when the Point is 6 or 8. It’s written 5:6 and read '5 to 6' or you win “$5 for every $6”. This means that you can only make the Lay Odds bet in multiples of six.
No matter what Point you are Laying Odds on, the maximum allowed is always going to be 6 times the Don’t Pass bet. The casino has no advantage with this bet so there must be a limit and it’s a flat rate across all the numbers.
You can add Lay Odds to a dealers Don’t Pass bet in the same way you add Lay Odds to your own Don’t Pass bet.
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