casino has its biggest edge on the 4 and 10 and its
smallest advantage on the 6 and 8. In fact every place
bet but the 6 and 8 gives the house much too great
an edge for any player to overcome in the long run.
You'd be better off making come bets with free odds,
thus giving the casino no more than 0.6 percent or
Place bets can be made on all the numbers or on any
one of them, and these bets can be removed, reduced,
or added to at any time prior to the next roll of
the dice. Place bets are working all the time, except
on the come-out roll.
To make a place bet, the player gives the dealer sufficient
chips and tells him what numbers he wants covered
and for what amounts. If any of these numbers repeats
or comes up, the player wins and is paid off at house
Most players cover all the numbers at once. For example,
gamblers, if they are betting the minimum $5 and $6
on place numbers, will give the dealer $27 if the
point is any but the 6 and 8, or $26, if the point
is either the 6 and 8, and they will say "across
the board" or tell the dealer to "cover
all the numbers."
The dealer will then put down $5 on all numbers but
the 6 and 8, and $6 on the 6 and 8 if either of these
numbers is not a point. The usual procedure is for
all numbers to be covered except for the point number,
which has the disk in its box. But players may bet
the point number as a place number also, if they desire.
in a money game, you are probably smart to avoid irritating
someone who plays weak cards. He might leave the game,
or (perhaps as bad or worse) he might start playing
better starting hands, because he doesn't want to
be embarrassed by another demand to see his cards
again. In a tournament, where the player can't leave,
and where it might be important to quickly get a feel
for how he plays, standing on your right to see an
opponent's cards can make more sense.
A new player may slow roll inadvertently. The first
player exposes his cards and he looks at the hand
for several seconds trying to figure out what the
other player has. Then, when he realizes he has the
winner, he spreads his own cards. If this happens
to you, apologize immediately by saying something
like "I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to slow-roll
you, I was having a problem reading my hand."