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Free Odds Bets

If you are at a casino and are unsure about the rules concerning odds, ask the dealer. If only single odds are allowed and a nearby casino offers double odds, go to the other casino. It is definitely to your advantage to do so if you're a right bettor.

I suggest this because it doesn't pay to give the casino one inch in terms of their advantage; the casino isn't going to give you one millimeter. Take full advantage of the double odds, and if you use the methods advocated by this Site and get a good roll of the dice, you'll have the pit boss screaming for mercy.

I've seen a double odds table on the Strip in Vegas where the players in a couple of hours took the table for close to $300,000 because double odds were permitted. I've known instances of other monster wins at double odds casinos, where eventually the casinos gave up and wouldn't allow double free odds.

Double odds are the key to big wins for the players. Once you understand the games fully and study the basic strategies for winning at casino craps, you'll be in a position to make the casinos cringe if you get a hot roil going.

A final note-free odds bets may be removed or reduced at any time by a player, but since they work in favor of the gambler, they should never be taken down.
Don't Pass and Don't Come

The don't pass bettor can also make free odds bets. If single odds are allowed, the casino permits the wrong player to bet an amount equal to the payoff, rather than equal to the original bet. Let's explain this.

If don't pass bettors have wagered $10 on the line against the dice and the point is 4, they may now bet $20 as a free odds bet against the point, at odds of 2-1. That is, they are laying 2-1, or $20 to collect $10. If they win the free odds bet, they'll collect $10, or a sum equal to the original don't pass bet.

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Telling Lies and Getting Paid
Using this language, players try to get their opponents to pay them off when they have good hands and to fold when they have bad hands. This is when the deceit and lying come into play. If a bet truly meant, "I have a strong hand," then that would be the end of it unless the opponent had a very good hand of his own. Poker is a game of incomplete information with a lot of built-in deception, though, so confrontations are frequent. Good hands get paid off and bluffs succeed.

Of course, because most players are aware that everyone is trying to deceive everyone else, good hands often don't get paid off and bluffs frequently do get called.

Perhaps because of this underlying acceptance of deception, questionable ethics can creep into other areas of poker. These are situations for which there are rules and these rules and ethical guidelines need to be enforced for the good of the game.
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