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    Dougray2
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    Craps- come and place bets

    You can make many different bets at the craps table, but only a few are good bets. The come bet falls into that category with a house edge of 1.41%. The come bets works exactly the same as the pass line bet. The only difference s, the come bet can only be made AFTER a point is established. Here's an example.

    Come out roll- shooter rolls 4, so 4 becomes the point for the pass line. Now you can make a come bet by placing your chips in the area above the field marked COME. If the shooter's next roll is 7 or 11, the come bet wins even money. If the next roll is 2,3, or 12, the come bet loses. If the shooter rolls any other number, that number becomes the point for your come bet. The dealer will move your come bet to the corresponding number. If the shooter rolls that number again before rolling a 7, the come bet wins. If the shooter rolls a 7 before rolling the point number, the come bet loses.

    Let's say the shooter next roll is 8. The dealer will move your come bet to the 8, and it will stay up until the shooter rolls another 8, a win, or a 7, a loss. Using the above example, you would have 2 points working for you, 4 on pass line and 8 on come.

    You can also add an odds bet to your come bet. To do this, place your chips in the come area and tell the dealer "Odds please." You can also make more than one come bet, if you wish. This is risky because you could have several points working and one 7 would mean all bets lose. Next- place bets.

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    Dougray2
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    Place bets are probably the second most popular bet on the craps table behind the pass line bet. Mathematically speaking, place bets are not as good as pass/come bets, but they also offer some advantages. Place bets can be made on any point number. You are betting that the shooter will roll that number before rolling a 7. If the shooter does roll the number, the place bet wins. To make a place bet, place your chips in the come area and tell the dealer which number or numbers you want to bet. Here are the payoffs and casino advantage on place bets.

    6 and 8- pays 7 to 6. House edge- 1.52%
    5 and 9- pays 7 to 5. House edge- 4%
    4 and 10- pays 9 to 5. House edge- 6.67%

    6 and 8 are the best place bets to make because they have the lowest house edge. You must bet at least $6 or multiples of $6 to get the correct payoff. For the other numbers, you should make bets in $5 multiples.

    If the place bet wins, you have 3 options-

    1. Take the bet down. The dealer will give you the winnings plus the original bet back. For a $6 place bet win on 6, the dealer would give you $13.

    2. Take winnings and leave the bet up. The dealer will give you the winnings and leave your place bet up. For a win on 6, the dealer would give you $7.

    3. Press your bet. Usually this means doubling your original bet. For a win on 6, the dealer would give you $1 and you would have a $12 place bet working on the next roll.

    Place bets are not working on the come out roll, unless you tell the dealer you want them to work. The 3 big advantages of place bets over come bets are-

    1. You pick which number you want to place, and that number only needs to be rolled once for the place bet to win. For come bets, the number must be rolled twice to win.

    2. You can win more than once on a place bet, if you leave it up. If you have a $30 bet on 8 and the shooter rolls four 8s in a row, you would win $140 (35 X 4)

    3. You can take your place bets down, press them, or call them off anytime you want. Unlike pass and come bets, they are not contract bets.

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    NYphinix
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    Explained very well Doug...I've been doing Place Bets lately...probably why I've been losing!! LOL Seriously though, the bottomline is no betting style will work if a shooter rolls that dreaded 7

    But I am enjoying the place betting right now, as long as I can get my initial investment back from the table, then I'll play with HOUSE money and press my place bets (usually 3 numbers) and gradually add in the other numbers as long as the shooter continues to hit my numbers...the system can make you a bundle...again IF the shooter is heating the table

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    Dougray2
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    Thanks Rob. You're right, there's no defense against a quick 7 out. Personally, I prefer place bets too. If the pass line point is 4 or 10, I'll usually make a come bet to try and get a better point.

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    NYphinix
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    I Place bets this way, If the point is:
    4 - place bets on 5,6,8
    5 - place bets on 6,8,9
    6 - place bets on 5,8,9
    8 - place bets on 5,6,9
    9 - place bets on 5,6,8
    10 - place bets on 6,8,9
    No passline bets till either I'm the shooter or the chip rail is filled nickels and quarters!

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    Great explanation Doug! I knew how to play the Place Bets....so appreciated the come bet description.

    DP

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    NYphinix
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    Quote Originally Posted by DProxima View Post
    Great explanation Doug! I knew how to play the Place Bets....so appreciated the come bet description.

    DP
    Hey DP, got any exercises for the Craps shooters??

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    Emily888
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    Thanks Doug for the explanation!! I think I am understanding more and more.

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    NYphinix
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily888 View Post
    Thanks Doug for the explanation!! I think I am understanding more and more.
    It'll be alot more exciting once you've hit the tables Emily, should be fun for all

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    Emily888
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYphinix View Post
    It'll be alot more exciting once you've hit the tables Emily, should be fun for all
    I agree Rob, can't wait!!

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