Finally, I just had to know. "Why do you place the point instead of taking odds?"
"Well," he said, "this way I have complete control over the bet. I can take it down any time I want, I can increase the bet, I can decrease it... I have complete control. And the payout is not that much worse than taking odds."
I considered pointing out that he could do the same thing with odds, but decided against it. I felt a long, rambling tirade was still a possibility.
That's a moronic way to play, but good thinking on staying quiet.
...I'd hand him a WoO/WoV business card:Quote: MathExtremist
For that, I would have just said "you know, you can take down the odds part of a line bet at any time," and left it at that. If he had further questions....
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Sorry, yes, he had a $12.00 pass line bet every time. ($12.00. Another reason I wasn't particularly interested in engaging him.)Quote: ahiromu
So he made a pass line bet every time and just didn't take his odds?
A few years back at Wynn, I saw a high roller placing the point instead of taking odds on his pass line bet. He told me that he did it so that he'd get a better rating at the casino. (Casinos typically don't rate players on their odds bet because there's no house edge.) Apparently that was more important to him than winning more/losing less money. (At least he had a "legitimate" reason.)
When I play, I place/buy the point for $30 and drop them a buck when I win...(unless I'm shooting, then I put $2 on the line and give the $1 for vig and the other $1 hand in)
That would have been a truly legitimate reason, but no. He never wagered more on his place bet than he would have been able to wager on his odds (3x-4x-5x).Quote: Ayecarumba
Perhaps the player wanted to increase his action on the point beyond the 2x odds limit, but not lock up the money by increasing his line bet?