place bet is taken down by the player, and the come
bet on the 6 is put up. It's always preferable to
have a come bet on a 6 or 8, but the dice tosses can't
be predicted, and both numbers may not come out on
the first three rolls. In fact, the odds are against
both the 6 and 8 showing on three rolls of the dice,
and that's the reason for the aggressive strategy.
Should the 6 be rolled next, and it is taken down
as a come bet, it need not be covered as a place bet
until two come bets are established. The system doesn't
call for the 6 and 8 to be covered immediately after
the come-out roll or where only one come bet is working.
Only after both come bets are established and either
the 6 and 8 or both are missing as come or point numbers,
should they then be bet.
With this betting method the player puts out extra
money on the layout and gives the house a slightly
higher edge on the place bets (1.52 percent), but
it will enable him to make the most money should a
hot roll develop.
Where double odds are permitted, the basic bet will
be two units. The same system applies as in the aggressive
system for single odds, with the 6 and 8 covered by
six units. The increase in bets with double odds is
by two units after each win, and two units ($12) after
every place number 6 or 8 repeats, if the original
place bet was $30. If the place bet had been $6, increase
it only by $6 after each repeat. If the place bet
had been more than $30, such as $150, still increase
it by two units ($50 more).
At the Horseshoe Club, or any other casino where ten
times odds are permitted, we change the aggressive
system as follows: We don't want to make any place
bets, not with ten times odds available, so if the
6 or 8 isn't covered, simply make one more come bet.
Our basic bet is either two or three units, depending
on the player's bankroll, with ten times odds made
on all pass-line -and come bets. If two units are
bet, and the bet is $2 on the pass line and $20 behind
the line, and two come bets, also in the same configuration,
then the player will have $66 out on the table.
If $3 is bet with $30 behind the line and as odds
bets on the come points, he'll have $99 on the table.
With $500 as his : stake, he can make the $2 bets,
but will need about $'700$750 to make the $3 bets.
With wrong bettors, we don't suggest any modification
of our basic or aggressive bettors, so the following
sections remain intact, even when playing at the Horseshoe.
Basic System for Wrong Bettors.
quite common for one player to flop the top set while
another has a wrap; that situation will probably create
a bet, a raise, and a re-raise. Because these raises
are so often pot-sized, the pot grows quite large
on the flop.
On the turn the player who started with the wrap connects
for his straight. He make a large bet and the player
who owns the top set faces a decision that would be
easy it limit Omaha, but which isn't easy at all in
pot-limit. If the bet is pot-sized, the top easy owner
would probably lay the hand down if his set were all
he had going for him (ye another reason why it is
so important to have redraws). If the top set player
also held the nut flush draw, he would have enough
outs to continue playing in a pot that has now grown
immense compared to the blinds.
On the river if the board pairs, the straight owner
has to consider giving up if he didn't have some extra
equity via a redraw of his own. The straight owner
might have made a flush via the paired card and faces
a tough decision. You don't want to be calling big
bets with a flush when the board is paired. Often
the decision to call is base( more on one's perception
of his opponent than on his hand: Would the opponent
b willing to make a pot-sized bluff?