Craps Big 6 and Big 8 Bets Explained 

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Last Updated: February 6, 2024

Big 6 and 8 craps bets are wagers that the shooter will roll a 6 or an 8 before they roll a 7. In a big 6 bet, the player wagers that the shooter will roll a 6, while in a big 8 bet, the player wagers that the shooter will roll an 8. It is a multi-roll bet that remains active until the conditions of the bet have been met. The house edge on this bet is 9.09 which is fairly high and is the reason why experienced players avoid it.

Here is how the bet works:

  • The shooter makes the come out roll.
  • A player makes a $10 bet on the big 6 or big 8. 
  • The shooter rolls an 8 or 6.
  • The bet wins and the player receives $10.

The big 6 and big 8 bets are even bets, which means that they pay 1:1. Therefore, players will receive the same amount they bet back if their bet wins. The bets have 5 ways to win each, while there are 6 ways for a shooter to roll a losing 7. Hence, there is a 10:6 chance of winning the bet. 

When players win this bet, they win only a single bet, but when a 7 is rolled, they lose both bets. This is an important factor in craps strategy that should be considered by players when they consider making this bet. Beginner players are advised to stay away from this bet because of its high house edge.

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