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straight or boxed bets

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do you bet straight,boxed or both

i bet straight most of the time [ 7 ]  [13.21%]
i bet boxed most of the time [ 14 ]  [26.42%]
i bet straight and boxed [ 32 ]  [60.38%]
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Posted: April 12, 2006, 7:03 am - IP Logged

do you bet straight,boxed or both?

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    Posted: April 12, 2006, 7:08 am - IP Logged

    they call me straight shooter.straight is the way to go!

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      Posted: April 12, 2006, 9:25 am - IP Logged

      box, to afraid to play just straight unless I back it up with a box.

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        Posted: April 12, 2006, 10:23 am - IP Logged

        I used to play just str but I  was always getting the right number but wrong order. Back then Mswiz suggested I play 50/50 so I have been doing that since. When I finally get this down right I may change to just straight. Still learning after a couple of years.

         

         Good Luck,

        Blackie.                           

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          Posted: April 12, 2006, 10:26 am - IP Logged

          I usually play BOX and complain later since the order is usually right!

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            Posted: April 12, 2006, 10:39 am - IP Logged

            Str/Box is the way to go.  How many times have you seen someone complaining on LP that they had the number, but played it the wrong way?  Just look above at derek7's and Blackie's comments as an example.  So, it is best to cover EVERYTHING!!

             

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              Posted: April 12, 2006, 10:57 am - IP Logged

              Well that all depends on what game you're talking about.  For Pick 3, I play straight most of the time with box thrown in from time to time, depending on how many numbers I play.  I would rather play different combos of the same number straight, than to play just box.  For box only, there is not much return on "investment"!  For Pick 4, I play box most of the time.  I play straight on some of the numbers, and cover the rest with box.  24 combos for the single is too many to cover, compared to 6 for the Pick3 single.  Straight Pick4 is just too difficult to nail. I'm sure Mike will tell you otherwise, however!  Wink

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                Posted: April 12, 2006, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                I play boxed... If I get a straight its because of luck....

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                  Posted: April 12, 2006, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

                  Greetings!

                   

                  I played straight for a year.  It's not bad but can get unreliable at times.  I averaged 4 hits a month.  For the past 2 months, I switched to playing box only and have been winning a lot more with more total winnings.  By playing box, I average 4.5 wins a week and and roughly 18 wins a month.  Not bad.

                  Good Luck,

                  John

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                    Posted: April 12, 2006, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                    I almost always play straight box. If I have a really good hunch (which has yet to work) I'll go another 50 centrs straight on the same number. 

                    In Illinois on a pick 3 the payout for $1 straight box is $290 / $40, the payout for $1 box is $80.

                    I've always wondered why people would pass up a chance for the $290 to go for the $80 instread of the $40.

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                      Posted: April 12, 2006, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                      I prefer to play straight myself..I will play some boxes here and there but I really prefer straight because that is where the money is at..lol

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                        Posted: April 12, 2006, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                        If I am sure of a number then I will play straight but when I'm unsure then I go box.

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                          Posted: April 12, 2006, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

                          A lot of times I will play straight/box and if I am almost sure about a number....which rarely happens.  I will also play the number straight.  And lets not forget about the combo, if I am really sure!!!

                           

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                            Posted: April 13, 2006, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                            i don't bet straight/box much but i'm going to start.i usually just bet straight but if i bet straight/box that cuts into the amount i win....


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                              Posted: April 13, 2006, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

                              I don't play pick-3 or -4. In NY straights pay 50% but boxes only 48%.