single wager combines the worst features of a group
of individual bets. When making a horn bet, gamblers
are betting that the next roll of the dice will come
up either 2, 3, 11, or 12. They cover all these numbers
with one four-unit bet.
If the 2, 3, 11, or 12 is rolled on the next throw
of the dice, they'll be paid off according to the
usual casino payout on that number, at a terrible
disadvantage to the players, and the casino will retain
the other three units as losing chips. This bet allows
players to make four bad bets at one time and should
always be avoided
odds represent how much money you might be able to
make if you successfully hit a drawing hand. To calculate
implied odds correctly, you have to know a little
something about both your opponent and your hand.
Will he bet out and then call a raise if the card
you need hits? Will it be too obvious (as it sometimes
is with a flush draw hitting) that he will back off
and only check-call? The more you think an opponent
is likely to pay you off when you make your draw,
the better your implied odds.
The next most important odds topic involves your ability
to calculate how easy or difficult it will be for
you to hit a draw of any kind on the flop. To do this,
you first must figure out how many cards are in the
deck that will win for you. A card that will win the
pot for you is called an out.