Buy Bets allow a gambler to be paid true odds. To receive those odds, the gambler pays a 5% commission on winning bets. Buy Bets are made on one of the “point” numbers: 4,5,6,8,9, and 10.
That means there are six different buy bets: The Buy 4, Buy 5, Buy 6, Buy 8, Buy 9, and Buy 10 wagers. As an example, to win a Buy 8 bet, the shooter needs to roll an 8 before they roll a 7.
Different buy bets have disparate payoffs. The Buy 6 and Buy 8 bets pay out 23 to 21, while they have a house edge of 4.76%. The Buy 5 and Buy 8 bets pay out 29 to 21, while they have a house edge of 4.76%. The Buy 4 and Buy 10 bets pay 39 to 21 and have a house edge of 4.76%.
Players might wonder why the house edge on these wagers is 4.76%, if we said earlier that these wagers pay true odds. That has to do with the 5% commission paid on these bets, which produces a house edge for the casino.