tactic is for players with small bankrolls who want
action on every roll.
As you become experienced with the rhythm roll, you
will want all the numbers working for you-even the
2, 3, 11, and 12, which do not count after your point
is established. The way to do this is to work with
a field ~bet. The field bet is a one-roll bet that
pays even money if you roll a 3, 4, 9, 10, or 11,
and double on the 2 and 12. You win if any of these
numbers are rolled on the next roll, and you lose
on a non-field number: 5, 6, 8 and, of course, 7.
The tactic is to place the 5, 6, and 8 for two units
($10, $12, and $12) and play the field for one unit
(which is $5 in our example). In this way, you win
no matter what the outcome of the next roll is (except,
of course, the losing 7). If the 5, 6, or 8 hit, y-on
win $14 and lose your $p field bet for a net win of
$9. If the field hits, you win $5 (or $10 if the 2
or 12 is thrown), with your place bets not affected
(they stay up until you take them down or the 7 is
thrown). For this betting tactic, you have to bet
the field on every roll because it is a one-roll bet.
This strategy is aggressive because you are risking
$39 or just about eight betting units to win one or
two (Sp on a field number, and $9 on a p, 6, or 8).
As long as your SRR is 7 or higher, however, you can
afford to take the risk. Conservative players may
wish to take their place bets down after four, five,
or six rolls and stop betting the field. In this way
you lock up your profits before the losing shows.
Aggressive bettors will use their profits to finance
the other place bets-the 4, 9, and 10. The field bet
would be terminated as these bets are made.
In this page, you have learned how to exploit your
advantage by betting.
a game's rake comes out of the pot (as opposed to
coming as a button charge or an hourly rate), players
who play a lot of hands pay a disproportionate share
of the rake. You shouldn't change a winning style
just to avoid rake; that would be silly. Most players
play too many hands anyway. By trying to avoid rake
responsibility, most loose players would improve their
With a set fee, the banker might cut each pot at an
agreed-upon rate until that fee is reached. At that
point the banker no longer takes anything from the
In social games, the player might agree to cut the
pots until a certain amount is reached to repay the
host for the cost of refreshments-or maybe for a present
to mollify the host's spouse for putting up with the