Or Proposition Bets
the center of the layout stand a myriad of possible
bets for the player. All these are under the control
of the stickman rather than the standing dealer. At
the outset of this section we'll simply state that
none of these wagers, which we'll discuss fully, are
worthwhile for the gambler, and all should be avoided.
The first bets we'll discuss are the one-roll bets,
which last for only one roll of the dice, and are
won or lost at once. Therefore, a one-roll bet is
always working, since the next roll of the dice will
determine its outcome.
Australia, they like to play draw with a stripped
deck: All the cards deuce through six are removed.
This changes the card-drawing odds considerably. It
becomes more difficult to make a flush than a full
house think about that; if it makes sense, you're
on your way to becoming a poker player), and so a
flush beats a full house in that game.
A friend of mine once played in such a draw game for
five hours without knowing the flush/full house dichotomy-and
he was winning $300 in a $5-10 game! This might seem
implausible, but both of these hands are so strong
that in limit draw you'd play them just about the
same. Disaster could strike if someone turned over
a full house and you mucked a flush, but my friend
never ran into that problem.
Each player antes prior to receiving two cards, one
dealt face-down and one face-up. The low card is forced
to initiate the betting. The bring-in bet is generally
a fourth to a third of the minimum bet. Anyone can
complete the bet (raise to the minimum), or just call.
In succeeding rounds, the highest hand always gets
the option to initiate the betting.