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  1. theochh, Jul 24, 2011

    theochh

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    Hi all

    Apologies for the naive or possibly stupid question but I was wondering what the correct terminology is for a asking a dealer to place the following bets for you:-

    eg 1:-

    £40 lay the number 4 - how should I ask for this bet?

    eg 2

    £10 don't come bet - how should I ask for this bet?

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  2. Hardeight, Jul 24, 2011

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    Ask all the questions you need to we are here to help each other.

    To lay against the number you say to the dealer "NO and that number" or "Lay and that number"

    Dont Come you just drop the chips on the box and tell the dealer "Dont Come" or I say "DC" AND MAKE SURE YOU SPEAK LOUD
     
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  3. basicstrategy777, Jul 24, 2011

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    To amplify:

    1. Always make your bets when the stick has the dice in the center of the table.

    2. For a lay bet, I would place my chips on the come box line and tell the dealer " 40 dollar no four" ; also have the 1 dollar vig.
    At a busy table maybe the dealer won't hear you and by having your chips splitting the line he will not know what bet you want and will have to ask, if he didn't hear you. Just an extra precaution.

    3. The DC bet is one of the self service bets and if you can reach the DC box put your bet in the box. If you cannot reach the DC box, do what I said in 2 above about placing the chips on the line and tell him what you want..."10 dollar DC."

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  4. Hardeight, Jul 24, 2011

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    I call it "say it to play it" you make sure tell the dealer all your actions.Because the shady ones will take your money and put in their tip box.
     
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  5. basicstrategy777, Jul 24, 2011

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    if it lays it plays.

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  6. theochh, Jul 25, 2011

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    Thanks everyone. Some sound advice once again!
     
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  7. The Midnight Skulker, Jul 27, 2011

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    Although you did not ask, I have one additional suggestion when taking or laying odds on Come and Don't Come bets: heel the chips. This means you place the bottom chip of your Odds bet chip stack and place all remaining Odds bet chips on top of that single chip but offset and leaning on that bottom chip (i.e., your Odds bet chip stack is crooked because it's leaning on the bottom chip). (Image taken from http://www.howtoplaycrapsrulesstrategy.com/craps_betting_dont_pass_bet.html)
     

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  8. basicstrategy777, Jul 27, 2011

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    and you lay the odds chips always to the side of the DC box.

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  9. theochh, Jul 28, 2011

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    You mention Heeling but not bridging, i pressume you should choose the appropriate method based on the payout being eaqual to your initial bet? I also assume that all dealers know these chip stacking methodologies and will not think I'm mad!? :)
     
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  10. The Midnight Skulker, Jul 29, 2011

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    We're talking about DC, not DP, bets. Unless you are quick your flat DC bet will have moved behind its point before you get your odds down, leaving you nothing to bridge. Of course you can bridge a DP bet providing you are on a layout with a separate DC box. Many houses in northern Nevada do not have a separate DC box (see image, taken from http://www.casinocom.com/craps_layouts.htm) and move both bets behind their point.

    Bridging and heeling are standard setup techniques, here in the U.S. at any rate. I have never had a problem with a dealer not recognizing heeled chips as an odds bet, particularly when placed on the line between Don't Pass and Field. I have even been complimented by a dealer for making his job easier by knowing how to setup an odds bet.
     

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