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Straight versus Box

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Do you typically play Straight, Box or other?

Straight [ 2 ]  [12.50%]
Box [ 2 ]  [12.50%]
Straight/Box [ 10 ]  [62.50%]
other [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
all/any [ 2 ]  [12.50%]
Total Valid Votes [ 16 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  
Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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Posted: February 3, 2011, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

This topic has probably been hashed out before in the past, but could not find any recent one, so here is a poll to see what the current preference is.

When you play Pick 3 games, do you typically bet Straight, Box, Straight/Box, or one of the other types of bets/combos? (some states like CA do not have other types of bets) Or do you mix it up a lot and play all the different styles of bets?

    Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
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    Posted: February 3, 2011, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

    If I have to pick either Straight or Box, I'd pick box.  But... I usually play a couple numbers straight and box, and a couple box.

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      Posted: February 3, 2011, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

      I voted for Straight/Box but it all comes down to what your state offers.

      "It's evolve or die, really, you have to evolve, you have to move on otherwise it just becomes stagnant."

        Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
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        Posted: February 4, 2011, 2:09 am - IP Logged

        I voted box, because I usually do play more of my numbers box than straight and box.  A few of them I do straight and box, (actually usually just my bday- and any others I feel strongly about)

         

        I've also played doubles wheel (super-straight) and straight.  I like that because the bet is $2 flat, and you would either win straight once or twice.

          Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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          Posted: February 4, 2011, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

          Looks like Straight/Box has taken the lead in the poll, that is what I typically bet myself, and I suspected that would be the favorite. Seems like a reasonable compromise with the 50c/50c split bet, you cover 6 times as many numbers as straight, but if you do hit straight you still get about 2/3 of the prize compared to a $1 straight bet.

          We don't have any of the fancy 1-off or front/back-pair bets in CA pick 3, and I'm not sure I'd ever use those even if we had them. But I assume at least someone must like those types of bets? I guess it all depends on your number prediction strategy.