method of betting gives the house a slightly higher
edge in certain situations, but it allows the right
bettor to always cover the 6 and 8 and have these
two numbers continually working for him.
Since the 6 and the 8 can each be made in five ways,
they will come up more than any other point number
and will be the heart of any hot, continuous roll.
When betting this aggressive method, either single
or double odds games can be played, but the preference
is always for double odds.
The same unit bets are made as in the basic strategy-three
units where single odds are allowed and two units
where double odds are permitted.
-- Bet three units on the pass line and take maximum
free odds on every point.
-- Make enough come bets to establish two come numbers,
then make no more come bets.
-- If either the 6 or 8, or both, have not been covered
by the pass line and come bets, then bet six units
on the 6 and/or 8 as a place bet.
-- If a come bet or pass-line bet repeats and is paid
off, increase the betting as in the basic strategy,
from three units to five or six and then increase
the wager by three units after each win.
-- If the 6 or 8 repeats as a place bet, increase
the bet by two units. If the initial place wager was
$30, increase it by $12 to $42. If the initial bet
was only $6, then increase it by $6 after every repeat.
Of course, if the basic unit used was = $25 chip,
it will be increased by two units, or $50, after every
payout. This is assuming that the initial bet was
Using this method, it may be possible that a come
bet other than a 6 or 8 will repeat and then the new
come bet number will be a 6 or 8 while it's a place
number. In that case, take down the 6 or 8 as a place
number and continue it only as a come number. Let's
explain this more carefully in the following example.Suppose
that the following roll ensued, with the bettor wagering
$15 as his basic bet.
roll: 9 (point) $15 and $20 odds
First come roll: 8 $15 and $25 odds
Second come roll: 5 $15 and $20 odds
now bets $30 (six units) on the 6, since it wasn't
covered by any of the previous rolls, and stops betting.
come roll: 5 $45 win
now bets $25 in the come box, since the 5, being repeated
as a come number, was taken down.
Fourth come roll:
6 $36 win as place bet
$25 and $25 odds on the 6.
is part of poker, at least at the table, but lying
to the IRS about your winnings is asking for big trouble.
The IRS will hit you with penalties and interest if
your deductions are too aggressive, but their penalties
get really serious when you don't report income. That's
when they start talking about things like jail time.
Omitting the twenty bucks you won at your uncle's
house probably won't land you in the slammer, but
think twice before you fail to report serious earnings.
For many players, not keeping records is a way of
denying to themselves how they're doing. The player
who tells others (and convinces himself) that he's
breaking even may well be losing hundreds or thousands
of dollars over the course of a year. Someone who
plays weekly and has huge fluctuations-ahead $500
one week, down $1,000 the next-could easily average
losing $100 a week and never realize it or face it.
That's over $5,000 a year.
Similarly, the player who claims to "lose just
a little" might well be losing tens of thousands
Having it recorded forces a player to confront the
situation and it may also cause him to attempt to
do something about it. Doing something could involve
playing for smaller stakes, playing different games,
playing elsewhere, or other adjustments.