Here is a a demo: http://playags.com/crisscross_demo/ Wizard of Odds has betting strategy for the Across and Down bet, but I haven't found anything definitive for the Middle bet. If you already have at least a push in the across or down, it's obvious to 3X the middle bet, since it's a free bet with no downside. But if you don't have a paying hand, does anyone have a strategy? I would assume that if you have nothing else going, 1 card to a straight or a flush would be a 1X bet. But if the only thing you can do is pair up is there a strategy anyone follows to bet the Middle or should you just fold? For instance, if you had 6 cards you could pair up to push one of the across or down bets, should you bet? Bat about 5, 4, or 3 cards that could create a push/win?