MathExtremist
MathExtremist
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October 20th, 2010 at 3:49:26 PM permalink
Quote: cclub79

Almost...it's 6x for 4/10, as I posted above.



$5 place 4 bet pays $9; $1 + $4 put 4 bet also pays $9 (1 flat + 8 odds). I think the 6x figure is for buy 4/10 bets.
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RaleighCraps
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October 20th, 2010 at 4:10:28 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

$5 place 4 bet pays $9; $1 + $4 put 4 bet also pays $9 (1 flat + 8 odds). I think the 6x figure is for buy 4/10 bets.



What am I doing wrong then with this calculation?

Buy 4 for $100. Pays $195 (200-5 vig)

Put 4 for $10 with $90 odds. Pays $190 (180 + 10).

That shows that a Put bet with 9x odds does not pay as good as the Buy bet.
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cclub79
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October 20th, 2010 at 4:26:18 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

$5 place 4 bet pays $9; $1 + $4 put 4 bet also pays $9 (1 flat + 8 odds). I think the 6x figure is for buy 4/10 bets.



Right right. I was assuming, as the wizard did, that you'd buy the 4/10 rather than placing it, since you'd get a better return. But if it's less than $20 they probably don't let you buy it, so you are right.
TIMSPEED
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October 26th, 2010 at 10:03:00 AM permalink
I always get a laugh out of people who RUN up to the table, and ask "What's the point?!?", to which the dealer always points to the puck, then the player will drop $5 on the pass with $10 in odds, only to immediately lose to a 7-out.
Out of ALL the times I've seen players make a put bet with odds, I can count on ONE HAND the number of times I've saw them win vs. lose.
Idiots, I say...same type of people who will throw money (paper) in in the middle of a hot hand, only to have the next roll 7-out.
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ

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