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Double odds confusion

28 December 2008

Dear Frank:

I've just returned to snowy Wisconsin from Las Vegas.

I was playing craps at Slots-O-Fun, betting $5 on the pass line and all come bets with double odds. I don't normally play at a casino that limits me to double odds, so I was surprised when I tried to give the dealer $12 odds for the 5 and 9, and he refused. I know that on these come numbers of 5 and 9 the odds bet pays $3 for $2. I was restricted to a $6 odds bet. Was the dealer correct? Do casinos really consider $12 odds on a $5 come bet to be more than double odds?

Jeff

Dear Jeff:

A $5 pass line or come bet at a double-odds game should allow a $10 odds bet, not a $6 odds bet, and, maybe, generous casinos might allow a $12 odds bet - but unfortunately those will be few and far between. It seems to me Slots-O-Fun should rename itself Slots No Fun if this is its policy. The odds bet is a break-even bet, and the house will break even on the bet over time.

I am giving you a free 30-day subscription to my private members-only website at www.goldentouchcraps.com.

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Enjoy!

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

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