Hey All, I am relatively new to this (thread and Craps in general)..... While I realize everyone has their 'best way of play' (and know 'theirs is the absolute correct way to play' from the banter back and forth)... I'd like to ask for a basic answer to the first question that started this whole discussion. Like I said - I am a newbie to Craps in general. I understand the 'basic's' of various bets. I've invested in a basic Pass/Don't pass strategy -- and now looking into a Place betting strategy, yet leaving the Come bets open for consideration.... I am curious, like the first post of this thread, about the Come bet. On a recent trip, noticed several 2, 3, and 12's rolls during a couple of the point reconciliations (will the point roll, or the SO). If I'd Placed the 5, 6, 8, 9 - the 2, 3 ,12, rolls would not affected the bets on the table - yet, not require the '2nd' time to hit one of 'those' numbers to get paid. What am I missing (besides the difference in the payout -- only if I have odds on the traveled Come bet)?