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Question: Coach ,do you ever bet on the "Dark" side?

When the table is not producing any passes (points),I will move my bets to the Don't Pass Line. Players get a little confused about the don't pass, and some even think they are betting with the House, when in fact they are not. The house still has a 1.40% house edge 
on the "don't" side.

Unlike the "do" side, the Don't Pass line is not a contract bet. After the point is established you may pick up your bet if you choose. The house likes that because there are more ways to make a 7 than any other number. (6 ways to make a 7). It is better for the player to leave the bet in place.

Some players get a little upset when someone is betting on the "don't" side. They think the bettor is betting against them personally, when in fact they are only betting against the table not producing any passes.

Most of the time I do not lay the odds against the point on a flat bet. I have a thing about "betting more and getting less in return". For example: on a 6 & 8, you lay $6.00 to receive $5.00. (or 5 for 6). On the 5 & 9 you lay 3 to get 2, (bet $15.00 to receive only $10.00). 
On the 4 & 10, you lay 2 to 1 to receive only one. (for $10.00 you receive only $5.00). Just the opposite of the true odds behind the line.

I also will not bet the "don't come" bets. You often see shooters throw lots of numbers, and yet never hit a point. In that case you will get killed on the DC side.

I will generally bet the "don't" side with a single unit on the "don't pass" line. If that shooter does not make a pass, I will parlay that bet to the next shooter for two units. (Keep in mind you only have one unit at risk to make three units.) If that shooter does not make a pass, 
I will parlay that bet to the next shooter, and still with only one unit at risk to make 7 units, yes seven units after only two parlays. 

When that third shooter 7's out, your flat bet goes to two units and you repeat the process as you did on the single unit bet. So, after two parlays your flat bet goes up at the rate of 50%. Keep repeating this process until someone makes a pass. Then you go back to a single unit 
on the "don't", or switch back to the "do" side of the game. One needs to be able to play both sides from time to time to keep ahead.

If you have never tried the "don't", give it a go and see how you do. Why keep betting on the "do" and losing on the shooters. Even if they are precision shooters, sometimes we 
all have bad days. That is when it is nice to have a back-up plan with the "don't side".

The Dice Coach
Another 20 minute roll!  I think between that little modification and adopting your betting tactics, that this will work well in the long run.  Thanks again!  - Bill - 

Gambling is a great way to get nothing for something" - Milton Berle -

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