So, yeah, if you can play $15 odds on the 9, I'm pretty sure a casino will allow you to play $16. If not, then play $14.

The casino does not require you to bet your odds in multiples of $5 either...

Quote:vert1276Lets assume im at a large Vegas casino.....The Craps game is $5 min with 5X's odds........I decide I'm gonna play $5 P/L bet with 3X' odds becasue that best for my bankroll....Playing 3X's odds on the 9,5 will not have correct payout unless the casino as 50 cent chip which we will assume they dont...On a $5 min table to odds have to be bet in 5$ increments too.....like for example...If I bet $5 P/L bet and the point came 5....could I make a $16 odds bet in most Vegas casinos? $16 to pay $24....

Yes. They will ask that you please keep the odds an even value. They will allow anything up to $30 on a 5x.

Quote:boymimboI don't know of any casino where the max odds is 3x on the 5 and 9. Usually it's 2x across, or 3-4-5x so you can bet up to 4x on the odds on the 5-9.

So, yeah, if you can play $15 odds on the 9, I'm pretty sure a casino will allow you to play $16. If not, then play $14.

I think he said it was 5x across, but HE wanted to bet 3x.

Quote:teddysPlayed $5 craps at the Mirage this week, day shift. Was quite shocked. What a bargain. Dealers are superb.

Forgive me for interjecting, but if you walked across the street at any time of day or night to the Casino Royale, you could have played $3 minimums with 20x odds. I know it's a dive, and the tables are packed, but wouldn't you want to minimize the house edge at all costs? Even if you didn't play the full 20x odds, Putting $20 behind your $3 pass line bet would still lower the house's EV..

Quote:Nutrisweetguy10I know it's a dive, and the tables are packed, but wouldn't you want to minimize the house edge at all costs?

No. The words "dive" and "packed" far outweigh anything about edge. Or perhaps you could say they take the edge off me. The Venetian is close by, calmer, cleaner and that is where my companion will be.

Quote:Nutrisweetguy10Putting $20 behind your $3 pass line bet would still lower the house's EV..

Incorrect. With free odds you can lower the House Edge [by risking more money] but you do not lower the Expected Value. Perhaps you just made a typo but this is not just semantics as some folks really get confused about that.

I am kind of a broken record on this: with free odds you can lower the HE but not the EV!

In my experience it's usually a 50:50 whether or not a dealer will correct you about an uneven odds bet... same goes for place bets on 6/8 in multiples of 5.