and certainly least of the side games is this one,
sometimes called over and under seven. Like the big
six wheel and chuck-a-luck, this is an old carnie
games often seen at fairs and Las Vegas nights around
the country, but rarely found in any casino.
The games is played with two dice, and either the
operator rolls the dice out of a cup or they are put
into an hourglass device resembling the one used in
chuck-a-luck. There is also a layout on which players
make their wagers. They can bet on one of three outcomes-under
7, 7, or over 7.
If the dice add up to under 7, the players who have
bet on that choice are paid off at even money. If
it lands on 7, the players who have made this wager
get 4-1, and if it totals over 7, players who have
bet in that space on the layout are paid off at even
This is a terrible games to play, because no matter
what the player wagers on, the house has an advantage
of 16.67 percent. Fortunately, even if one were to
actively seek out this games (probably from some long
ingrained masochistic streak) he or she would be hard-pressed
to find it in any legitimate casino.
street is a critical decision point in Seven-Card
Stud. The bets go up to the high amount, providing
an opportunity for players with pair hands to thin
the field by betting and raising. Players who call
with draws on fifth street are making a commitment
to play their hand until the river. Players with promising
starting hands that haven't developed into anything
will often check and fold at this point, even if they
have been opening until now.