What is ‘Same Bet’?
‘Same bet’ is a phrase used by the player to indicate that they wish their bet to remain on their board, or they wish to make a bet of the value and type they made in the last round. The phrase is most associated with craps where bets remain active or ‘working’ until taken down, although it does appear in other games like slots and roulette.
‘Same Bet’ Explained
When a gambler calls for the ‘same bet’, they are informing the dealer or croupier that they intend to make the same bet as they did previously. It usually appears when a bet has won and it is time for the payout – the player might receive their winnings only, with the original stake left on the board in the same place. This differs from ‘letting it ride’, or leaving all winnings on a number or space so that they make a new bet for the next round (sometimes seen in roulette).
The same bet is perhaps best known as a craps call. In craps, unlike most other gambling games, bets on the table can remain active for several turns, whether they happen to win or lose. After each roll of the dice by the shooter, the banker works around the table paying the bets that have won and removing those that have lost. At the player’s turn, they can choose to call for the same bet, which means they will receive winnings back only while the stake will ride for another turn. This is usually the case with ‘place bets’ – bets on the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 once a point has been rolled. In some casinos, there is no need to call same bet – simply staying silent indicates the same bet action to the dealer.