When you bet the pass line, it means you are
betting that the shooter either makes a 7 or 11 on the comeout roll, or
that he will roll one of the place numbers and then roll that number again
("make the point") before sevening out (rolling a 7).
When you bet on the don't pass line, you
are betting that the shooter will roll either a 2 or a 3 on the comeout
roll (or a 3 or 12 if in Reno and Tahoe), or will roll one of the place
numbers and then seven out before rolling the place number again.
Odds on a Line Bet (or, simply called
When a point has been established (a
place number is rolled) on the comeout, you are permitted to take true
odds against a 7 appearing before the point number is rolled again. This
means you can bet an additional amount up to the amount of your line bet.
This called an "odds" bet.
Your odds bet can be any amount up to the
amount of your line bet, although many casinos will now allow you to make
odds bets of two, three or even more times the amount of your line bet.
This odds bet is paid at a rate equal to the odds of that point number
being made before a 7 is rolled.
You make an odds bet by placing your bet
directly behind your pass line bet. You notice that there is nothing on
the table to indicate that you can place an odds bet, while there are
indications loudly printed all over that table for the other "sucker"
bets. This is because the casino does not want to encourage odds bets. You
have to know that you can make one.
Here's how these odds are computed. Since
there are 6 ways that a ... � read more