There are four Points that are even: the 4, 6, 8, and 10. When one of those roll as a pair it is considered to have rolled “hard”. When they don’t land as a pair, it is considered “easy”. A Hardway is betting that the dice will land “hard” before they land “easy” or before a 7 is rolled.
Hardways are Off during the Comeout Roll.
|Hard 6||9:1||3-3||7, 5-1, 4-2|
|Hard 8||9:1||4-4||7, 6-2, 5-3|
|Hard 4||7:1||2-2||7, 3-1|
|Hard 10||7:1||5-5||7, 6-4|
The Buffalo is and equal amount on the Hardways working and an Any 7. These players don’t want to wait for a point to be established in order to bet the Hardways but they don’t want to lose to the 7. If the 7 rolls, it pays four times which will cover the four Hardways that just lost. It’s a push. They are all up to win again.
If a natural (2,3,11,12) rolls during the Comeout, don't forget to rebet the Any 7 to continue hedging your Hardways.
Hardways are very popular bets and there will be many times where almost everyone on the table is betting them. When that happens the potential for mistakes increase. A dealer may put your bet in the wrong spot or may press the wrong Hardway. The only way to know for sure if a dealer may be making a mistake with your money is to know where your bets are. Watch where the dealer places your bets and make sure it’s consistent among all your Hardways.
The Hard 6 and 8 pay more than the 4 and 10 because there are more ways for them to lose. There are 10 ways for the 6 or 8 to lose (any 7 or any “easy” way) and 8 ways for the 4 or 10 to lose (any 7 or “easy” way).
The Hard 6 and 8 each pay 9:1 or $9 for every $1 you bet.
Dealers love Hardways as much as players do. The odds aren’t horrible to hit one and they pay off well enough when they come.
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