If you're playing something like $44 or $66 inside, placing the 5-6-8-9, hoping to cash in on a lengthy roll is there any reason NOT to slowly convert the place bets to come bets? I see bettors do this all the time and try to ride a long roll, pressing their place bets, but wouldn't it be better if they placed a come bet and then took odds? The payouts are better, but I see people just staying with place bets. Am I missing something?
Typically you are either placing the box numbers (4,5,6,8,9,10) or you are playing the come, then backing up with odds. I haven't seen many people play both ways. You can take your place bets off/down at anytime if you like. The come bet has to stay.
If you are looking to cash in on a lengthy roll, no matter how you play, you need the shooter to roll a sh^% load of numbers. If they do, then you will win regardless of how you play it. The question is how much will you win one way vs the other. If you are committed to going for it and you just keep pressing the box numbers that hit, you can make a small fortune on a 'hopeful long roll', which are very few a far between.
If and when I decide to 'go for that long roll', which I rarely do, as Im a believer in 'hit n run' and chipping away.... but sometimes I will take a portion of my winnings for playing the boxes (only a few numbers), then I will go to a minimum bet and free roll the hell out of it knowing that if they 7 out, I am still ahead. For example... take 50 a number 4,5,6,8,9,10, which comes to 320 across. Hit three boxes which comes to roughly 210 or more depending upon whether a 4 or 10 are made which increases the profit a bit. After you made your 200 plus profit, take your bets down to 10 bucks a number or 64 across.... now you are playing with house money and you cannot lose but you have a huge upside if you power press.
'Winners hit n run... Losers stick around'