beachbumbabs
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November 20th, 2016 at 8:56:25 PM permalink
They might be saying "corner". There's an old bet called the big six-eight that was located on the two corners either side of the stick. I think it didn't pay as well as placing the 6-8, or it was a duplicate, so it gradually went away. I could be wrong.
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November 20th, 2016 at 9:08:56 PM permalink
I never understood why anyone with a clue would make that even money bet on placing six / eight.

Glad it's gone.
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November 21st, 2016 at 12:27:19 AM permalink
It's "corner". It's nearest to the player on the hook (person 3-4 away from stickman and base dealer).

It pays even money. You can either bet the 6, the 8, or both.
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November 21st, 2016 at 5:43:40 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

They might be saying "corner". There's an old bet called the big six-eight that was located on the two corners either side of the stick. I think it didn't pay as well as placing the 6-8, or it was a duplicate, so it gradually went away. I could be wrong.

No, you're spot-on, Babs! I have had computer craps games that would occasionally call 6/8 both a "corner rug 6/8" and a "corner red 6/8." I think the "red" referred to the fact that the Big 6/Big 8 bets were printed in red on the layout. I have never heard either of these calls in an actual casino.

Like the Field Bet, the Big 6/Big 8 was designed as a self-service bet that is (sort of) self-explanatory to someone unfamiliar to the game. And like the Field, it carries a high edge. Craps layouts make the bad (high HE) bets easy to spot and easy to understand. The better bets are harder to find and/or harder to understand. Heck, the best bet on the table (odds) isn't printed anywhere!
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November 21st, 2016 at 9:31:06 AM permalink
Quote: MrV


I never understood why anyone with a clue would make that even money bet on placing six / eight.



I once bet on the Big 6/8 even-money bet. I had forgotten to use a $10 match-play offer that only could be used on even-money payouts. I remembered the match-play offer as I walked past a craps table en route to the parking garage. A roll was in progress, and I didn't have time to play. So I put it on (one of) the 6/8. Don't recall if I won or lost,

As best I recall, casinos still have the Big 6/8 on the layout. Has my memory failed me on such an important question as this? (Perish the thought!)
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November 21st, 2016 at 12:08:49 PM permalink
Disagree. The 6/8 "Corner Red" is mostly gone, and NJ outlawed it on crap tables as usurious.
Haven't seen it in ages.
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November 21st, 2016 at 12:33:35 PM permalink
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December 2nd, 2016 at 12:50:09 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Disagree. The 6/8 "Corner Red" is mostly gone, and NJ outlawed it on crap tables as usurious.
Haven't seen it in ages.



I just saw it on a cruise ship a few weeks ago. Norwegian Getaway.
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December 2nd, 2016 at 3:05:31 PM permalink
This is a little off topic, but speaking of the 8 and 6 bets, I heard recently a story of the original of the term 86, as in to kick somebody out of somewhere in an informal way and not told not to return.

As I was told, the term comes from when organized crime controlled Vegas. To "86" someone meant to take them 8 miles out of town and bury them 6 feet deep.

Can anyone confirm or deny? The source that it comes from strikes me as someone who would be quick to believe an urban legend, but some stories ARE true.
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December 2nd, 2016 at 3:14:43 PM permalink
I have heard it was a term used in bars.When someone was drunk they would give them 86 proof whiskey instead of the 100 proof.
Though I admit that doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent.
I have heard the Version you said also.
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