simply a number or a "point". In
this case, the shooter continues to roll until that place number is rolled
again, which is called "making the point", at which time pass
line betters win and don't pass bettors lose, or a 7 is rolled, which is
called "sevening out". In this case, pass line bettors lose and
don't pass bettors win. When a player sevens out, his turn is over and the
whole process begins again with a new player.
Once a shooter rolls a place number (a
188.8.131.52.9.10), many different types of bets can be made on each subsequent
roll of the dice, until he sevens out and his turn is over. However, they
all have odds in favor of the house, many of them heavily in favor of the
house, with the exception of two: odds on a line bet, and "come"
bets. Of these two, we will only consider the odds on a line bet, as the
"come" bet is a bit more confusing.
You should ignore all other bets, as they
carry odds that are too high against you. Yes, this means that all those
other players that are throwing chips all over the table with each roll of
the dice and making "field bets" and "hard way" bets
are really making sucker bets. They may know all the many bets and special
lingo, but you will be the smarter gambler by simply making line bets and
taking the odds.
Now let's talk about line bets, taking
the odds, and how to do it.
To make a line bet, simply place your
money on the area of the table that says "Pass Line", or where
it says "Don't Pass". These bets pay even money when they win,
although it's not true even odds because of the 1.4 percent house edge
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