of these numbers can be rolled easy in two ways. The
4 can be tossed 1-3, 3-1, and the 10, 4-6, 6-4. Since
there are six ways a 7 can be rolled, the odds against
either the hard 4 or hard 10 are 8-1. These bets are
paid off at 7-1, and therefore the house has an advantage
of 11.1 percent over the player
the Trash has other names, such as the colorful Screw
The other important part of the strategy and this
applies to all holl'em games-is to be aware of the
patterns your opponents employ in exposing their cards.
You can count on some players always to have the opposite
of what they appear to be exposing.
Following this reasoning, an ace exposed as the first
card usually indicates a low hand. Be aware of a double
fake, also known as double reverse. That is, a good
player may expose his hand straightforwardly to make
people think that he has something other than what
he is apparently showing.
Another indication of the direction an opponent is
going is the cards he passed you. Someone who passes
you an ace and a deuce is not likely going low.
Pass the Trash is a game of the nuts. With so many
cards to choose from, players usually come up with
monster hands. Be very wary of declaring both ways
with a wheel.