Here is a collection of notes and thoughts from the RoadGambler. I regularly answer questions via email or interaction on social media, and these are some of the topics that come up.
If you have any questions, comments, or if you just plain disagree with me, feel free to leave a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you.
No Such Thing as a Put Bet on The Darkside
Someone asked if it’s possible to make a put bet on the darkside, meaning the Don’t Pass or Don’t Come. My friends, if it was possible to make a put bet on the darkside, some of us would be very rich, and some casino manager would be insta-fired.
The put bet has no come out roll. The right side, aka the lightside or the pass or come side, has an 8 to 4 edge on the come out. For the house, if the player bets dark, the casino now has an 8 to 3 advantage (because the 12 ties). It’s this 8-3 advantage that gives the house its’ 1.36% house edge on the darkside.
The house isn’t going to let a darkside player skip away from that rather dangerous come out roll.
That’s why it’s not possible to make a put bet on the darkside.
There is such a thing as ‘Place to Lose’, but that’s something else.
For The Millionth Time, Just Because You See Me Play It…
A few thick headed YouTube viewers like to flex their superiority by telling me that my betting strategy is terrible and that they aren’t going to watch anymore. Well, dam, that cuts me deep. If only I had one more viewer.
I’ll say it again, some of the betting styles are done for entertainment purposes.
Who the Heck Plays a Prevent Defense?
I lost money on that Houston game. I had Houston to win straight up. That’s just bad D.
On that last pass, Houston had two defenders at least 25 yards back…to do what? Prevent a touchdown?
That just hurt my head.
Use Place Bets Instead of Put Bets When the Max Odds is 5x
Because of my put bet video, a few viewers have started to make some incorrect assumptions about the put bet. Someone said that they were going to Mohegan Sun, where they have 5x, and see if they allow put bets. The problem is that even if Mohegan Sun allows put bets (which they probably do not), at 5x max odds it’s not really worth using the put bet.
If anything, the put bet is worse than the place bet in this situation.
This Country is Awesome
As the RoadGambler, I engage in quite a bit of gambling, but I do just as much, if not more, traveling. I’ve seen and experienced a lot, which has made me realize that we live in a beautiful country. I don’t just mean beautiful from a physical or picturesque perspective, but also from a social, collective, and spiritual perspective.
Sure, the country is not perfect, but nothing’s perfect. We’re going to be continuously working to make this country a better place. I don’t share the perspective of the doom and gloom crowd. There’s no evidence that our country is on the decline. If anything, it’s on the rise, and better days are ahead of us.
There are always going to be disparate people, groups, and parties arguing as to the direction and control of this country. As a social and political collective, we argue like a big family that’s what big families are supposed to do. Some people see argument as a bad thing, but I see it as a good thing. Argument is a form of dispute resolution.
Besides, free people aren’t supposed to agree with each other all the time. We all have different and conflicting interests, so naturally, we will disagree.
On the topic of arguments and disagreements, the country is more civil than ever. Don’t fall for the sales pitch that our country is divided because of differences in politics. In the old days, remember that the Vice President of these United States and the Secretary of the GodDam Treasury actually went outside and had a mano a mano gun duel to resolve a political dispute.
Also, before you think that the grass is greener on the the other side, you should know that in other countries, they actually resort to physical violence. Next time someone tells you that our country is do divided and going down the drain, look at this for perspective…
Now compare that to this nasty, nasty debate in the U.S Senate…
We are civilized people because our legally and socially recognized form of dispute resolution is based on maintaining peace. We aren’t barbarians who use fists and physical intimidation to resolve our differences. Sure a few people get out of line, and they garner a disproportionate share of the voice, but at the end of the day, those people who resort to violence and physical intimidation are the shunned outlier and their methods are not socially acceptable except to their fellow deviants. They aren’t the norm.
Yea, we aren’t a perfect society, but we’re dam awesome.
I love this country.