I've now got $30 on the pass-line with odds of $60.
Her point is 4. She makes the 4 and I pick up my win
of $150 ($30 from the pass-line win and $120 from
the double-odds win). l leave $30 on the pass line
for the next come-out roll. My last come bet-$30goes
to the 4. I throw the dealer $60 for the odds on this
last collie bet and say, "Let it work."
On the come-out roll, all odds bets are automatically
turned off because the players are all pulling for
the w-inning 7 on this come-out roll. This means that
if the shooter should throw another 4 on the come-out
roll, that $60 odds bet would not win $120. You have
to tell the dealer that the bet "works."
Since I was already on the 4, that bet pays off but
stays up because the last number rolled was a 4.
On the come-out roll she rolls a 6, so I position
$100 behind the $30 pass-line bet for the odds. I
make another $30 come bet and watch her roll another
4. Off and on for $150 ($30 pays $30; $60 pays $120
with the 2-to-1 odds). This means that my come bet
stays on the d. I watch in amazement as she rolls
two more 4s in succession, and I win $150 on each
However, this young lady is making $5 and $10 bets
and not raising her bet. She's now been throwing the
dice for 20 minutes or so (remember, it was a crowded
table) and she's won only about $50. Every so often
she complains to the dealer that nobody is betting
for her! She's casting envious glances at the black
and green chips that many of the other players are
accumulating and wishing she had some. This tells
me she is a novice at the games, that she has a natural
rhythm roll and does not know how to exploit it to
one player has bet on the end (final betting round)
and has already been called when a third player decides
to call also, that third player is said to be overcalling.
Someone who overcalls almost always has a fairly strong
hand, because he is not trying to force anyone out
with a raise; his bet announces, in effect, "I
believe my hand is better than either of yours."
Acting in turn means more than just waiting until
the player on your right does "something"
before you act on your hand. This is especially true
in a big bet game. Wait until the player to your right
has completed his action, not simply started it. For
example, if a no-limit hold'em player says "I
raise," and you immediately dump your cards before
waiting to find out how much the raise is, he can
make that raise larger less player to worry about.