One Pass Wonders

Can you make money on a one pass – seven number hand? If not, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your play. With an SRR of 1:7 you have a huge advantage on the Pass Line with double odds, and the Place Bet on the Six and Eight. You may not win big on a seven number hand – but you can win.

Let’s look at a simple Pass Line/Place Six and Eight Double-Regression play that might help you increase your win-rate while minimizing losses. We’ll play this session down at Perfect World Casino, where things have a way of working out for guys who write articles about betting strategies. Since we have an equivalent edge on the Pass Line and the Place Bets on the six and eight, we’ll start out by dividing our wagers equally among them. Let’s assume we start with a $1000 buy in. With this action we can play $10 Pass Line wagers with 2X odds and still have enough bankroll to place the six and eight for $30 each. Total action on the table – around $90, depending on what point is established.

Come out roll – Nine is the call, the point is nine. Take $20 in free odds and place the six and eight for $30 each. $90 at risk

Second toss – Five – no decision.

Third toss – Six – collect $35, Regress the six and eight to $18 each. You now have $66 at risk to the seven.

Fourth toss – Nine. Win win win – pay pay pay. Collect $40 for the Pass Line win plus odds.
Fifth toss – $10 Pass Line – Six and Eight working on the Come Out. Call is Eight. Collect $21. Bring the eight down and regress the six to $12. Take $10 odds behind the line. Total action on the layout – $32. Total taken off the table – $96. Regardless of what happens, you have a $64 profit for the hand.

Sixth toss – Four – no decision

Seventh toss – Seven out – line away.

Net win for the series – $64. But what if we’d attempted the above play without a regression? The six and eight would have remained at $30 each for the entire hand, and we would have had double odds on that second game. The total of “wins” collected with that strategy would have been $110. When the seven showed you would have lost $60. Net result – a $50 win. Nice, but it’s still $14 short of what you will lock up with the more conservative play.

Making money on short hands is a bit of an art form. Master it and you can paint yourself a nice profit while positioning your self for larger wins on longer hands. Then you really will be playing in a “perfect world.”