Therefore, where the point is 5 or 9, the house permits
you to bet $6 behind the line, where your original
line bet was $5, It is to your advantage to bet the
extra dollar as an odds bet, since it reduces the
casino's overall advantage on line bets.
In practically all casinos, if pass-line bettors had
wagered three units on their pass-line bets, whether
the unit be $3, $I5, $75, or $300, they will be permitted
to wager an additional five units behind the line
if the point number is 6 or 8. Thus, with bets of
$15 on the line and 6 as the point, players can bet
$25 behind the line, to be paid off at 6--5, or $30-$25
should they win. This is also definitely to the players'
advantage, and these enhanced odds bets should always
Some casinos permit double odds to be made, that is,
players are allowed to bet double their original tine
bet as a free odds bet. Thus, players who had bet
$10 on the pass line will now be permitted to bet
$20 as their free odds bet, no matter what the point
is. If the point had been 4 and won, players would
collect $10 on the line bet at even money, but $40-$20
on the free odds bet at 2-1
Free odds bettors, when backing up their bets on the
pass line, will always receive more than the original
wager if they win the bet. This is the great inducement
for pass-line betting and explains why so many players
prefer to bet right at the casino craps table.
Free odds bets can also be made on all come bets,
at the same odds as on the pass line, since a come
bet is the same as a pass-line bet, except for timing.
A come bet can only be made after the come-out roll
has established a point, not prior to that time. If
single odds bets are permitted, the same single odds
bets can be made on the come wagers, and if double
odds are allowed, double odds can be made on come
variation of this situation occurs when a player doesn't
want to call a bet, but doesn't want to sit there
while obviously still connected. The player literally
pulls the plug on his own connection and claims he
had computer trouble.
Players do indeed lose their connections for valid
reasons. However, it becomes quite suspicious when
these accidents occur just as someone who owns a modest
hand is faced with a tough decision. You should report
the player and if he makes a habit out of this unethical
stunt, he won't be playing at the site for long.
If you happen to lose your connection for valid reasons
at a suspicious time, it's a good idea to get back
online, apologize to the opponent, and tell him that
you are writing to Support to have them check the
hand. If you were indeed trailing, offer to have the
value of a bet (or whatever is fair) transferred from
your account to the winning player's account. This
can be a cheap way to protect your reputation. I did
it myself once when I was babysitting for a friend.