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Some Type of Understanding of Superbox and/or Super Straight

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Posted: May 23, 2010, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

I'm in PA

 

Say if I Super Boxed a double like 455 for $.50 and another number like 425 for $.50

 

and then

 

Super Straight a Double like 644 for $.50 and then another number like 417 for $.50

 

Particulary, I was wondering what the payouts where and do you normally superbox/straight your numbers?

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    Posted: May 24, 2010, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

    I'm in PA

     

    Say if I Super Boxed a double like 455 for $.50 and another number like 425 for $.50

     

    and then

     

    Super Straight a Double like 644 for $.50 and then another number like 417 for $.50

     

    Particulary, I was wondering what the payouts where and do you normally superbox/straight your numbers?

    Simply put, when you play a Super Straight on 455 you're playing 545 and 554 straight too. The payoff is the same as hitting the number straight; $500 for a $1 bet and $250 for a 50 cent bet. It's almost the same as box bet with the exception of the ticket cost and the payout. A 50 cent box on 455 costs 50 cents while a Super Straight costs $1.50. The payoff for boxing 455 for $1.50 is $240 and the SS pays $250.

    The cost of a 50 cent six-way number like 425 is higher because you're playing 425, 452, 245, 254, 524, and 542 all straight for 50 cents and costs $3. The $3 box verses a $3 SS payoffs are the same as a three-way number; $240 for the box and $250 for SS. If you're choosing between playing a box multiple times or playing a SS, the latter is a much better bet.

    When I first moved to Kentucky I was pleasantly surprised to learn the $1 straight payoff is $600 to $1, the six-way box $100 and a three-way box is $200, While the SS option is available, it's not used much because the payoff for a SS and the same amount on a box is exactly the same.

    Traditionally bookies paid $600 to $1 on their number games (before states lotteries were formed) because those odds are divisible by 3. Most state lotteries chose $500 to $1 which isn't divisible by 3 and round off the amount in favor of the state. $500 / 6 = $83.33 but some states "keep" 33 cents while others like PA "keep" $3.33.

    It depends on how much you're going to bet, but if you bet more than a $1 on a box, a SS is the better bet; especially in PA.

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      Posted: May 24, 2010, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

      I'm in PA too and never heard the bet type: superbox.

      It's superstraight.

      I believe in some other states, a superbox bet is possible but do not know the particulars.

      In PA if you play superstraight as explained above by Stack...you're covering all ways a number can be drawn. It's a 3 way for a double number

      and a 6 way for a single.

      I play my doubles superstraight plus straight and singles straight/box with more on the straight for ones that look strong.

      If you go to the clerk and say, for instance, give me 110 superstraight for $3....your ticket will cost $9. You're putting $3 on each way it can

      be drawn (110, 101, 011) and since you are, you're getting the straight payout on any way it's drawn. If you play a 6 way for $3 - your ticket

      cost for that number is $18.00 ex: 345 = 345, 354, 435, 453, 543, 534

      Just be careful with those superstraight bets....you can cancel your numbers but don't be surprised if you ask for $5 superstraight on 129 and it

      adds up to $30.00

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        Posted: May 24, 2010, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

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          Posted: May 24, 2010, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

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          Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

          Yes, Yes..... Thank you..... I see what you're talking about.

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            Posted: May 24, 2010, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

            I'm in PA too and never heard the bet type: superbox.

            It's superstraight.

            I believe in some other states, a superbox bet is possible but do not know the particulars.

            In PA if you play superstraight as explained above by Stack...you're covering all ways a number can be drawn. It's a 3 way for a double number

            and a 6 way for a single.

            I play my doubles superstraight plus straight and singles straight/box with more on the straight for ones that look strong.

            If you go to the clerk and say, for instance, give me 110 superstraight for $3....your ticket will cost $9. You're putting $3 on each way it can

            be drawn (110, 101, 011) and since you are, you're getting the straight payout on any way it's drawn. If you play a 6 way for $3 - your ticket

            cost for that number is $18.00 ex: 345 = 345, 354, 435, 453, 543, 534

            Just be careful with those superstraight bets....you can cancel your numbers but don't be surprised if you ask for $5 superstraight on 129 and it

            adds up to $30.00

            Big Grin

            Oh ok wow!!!! I understand now. Thank you..... I really needed it. I was lost.

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