Casino Advantage
 

Before we calculate the player advantage for the 6 and 8 place bets, it is necessary to establish a point of departure-the casino advantage.

A place bet can be made on any number at any time. For the 6 and 8 place bet, you wager $6 to win $7 that the 6 will roll before the 7 shows. As long as you roll the dice without the 7 showing, you collect on every 6 or 8 that is rolled.

Applying the basic formula:

Explanation. 7 to 6 is what the casino pays, but the actual odds of a 6 or 8 occurring before a 7 are 6 to 5. The probability of outcome, that is, a 6 rolling before a 7, is 5/11 because the 6 has p chances of hitting out of 36 rolls, while the 7 has 6 chances in 36 of being rolled. Simple probability theory for just these two events5 chances for the 6 or 8, and 6 chances for the 7 or a total of 11 chances-says that the probability of outcome of the 6 or 8 is 5 divided by 11, or 3/11.

 
Talking Trash
 
After the fourth card has been exposed, players declare which half of the pot they're competing for. Sometimes the game is played with a bet after the declare.
One strategic key is to remember what you passed and to whom. If, for example, one of the cards you passed to the left is the key to that player's hand and it does not show up during the rolling phase, you can be sure he has the card in the hole. If you passed called "paints" or "pictures") to the left and the player appears likely that he has a strong low hand.
 
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