The 6-spot may be played with a 3-3, a 3-2-1, a 2-2-1-1, or a 2-1-1-1-1 split. There are a couple of other 6-spot splits, but they don’t result in 3-spots. The 3-3, the 3-1-1-1 and 3-2-1 are identical because they both create a 2-way-3.
The 3-3 split is a venerable ticket and used to be quite popular. Though still played often, the 2-2-2 with one six and three deuces is far more popular. You’ll hit a solid three roughly once every 36 games, about nine times as often as a five out of six.
Another split or partition of the 6-spot is 2-2-1-1. It produces a 4- way-3, as well as three 2-spots. Playing the 6-spot for $1 and the four threes for 50¢ produces a nice $3 ticket. You should hit a three solid every 17 or 18 games for a $20 plus win.
If you split the 6-spot into 2-1-1-1-1, you will get an 8-way -3. The threes are made by combining a 2-1 (4-ways) and a 1-1-1 (4-ways). If you play the six for $1 and the threes for 50¢, you’ll get a $5 ticket and hit a solid three once every eight or nine games.
The six may also be partitioned into six kings, 1-1-1-1-1-1, producing a 20-way 3-spot. On average it hits a little more than every four games. The price with $1 on the 6½ price threes is $11, which is hard to justify winning a little over $20.
I say play the 6-spot with groups of 2-2-1-1 and the 6-spot for just 75¢. Play the threes for 50¢. This will give you a $2.75 ticket. For a five game multi, it will cost you $13.75!
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 the highest, Lil gives this ticket 3½ spikes: