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If the payoff for a Don’t Pass Odds bet equals the amt. of the Flat bet, then the Odds wager is bridged. The section of your Odds wager that is equal to the Flat wager is fixed right next to the Flat wager. Then, the remainder of the Odds bet is put on top "bridging" them. e.g., suppose you lay a 5 dollar Do not Pass wager and the shooter throws a point of 8. Knowing the true odds for the 8 are 6:5 (i.e., six ways to make a seven, and 5 ways to roll an 8), you then lay $6 in Odds with the expectation of acquiring five dollars. In this instance, if you win the six dollars Odds wager, you win 5 dollars, which clearly equals the amount you win with your five dollar Flat bet. Therefore, since your Flat bet and Odds bet win the same amount (five dollars each), you bridge your 6 dollars Odds bet by putting a five dollar chip exactly beside to your $5 Flat wager, and then placing the $1 chip so it bridges the two $5 chips.

If the pay out for a Do not Pass Odds wager doesn’t equal the amount of the Flat bet, then the Odds bet is heeled. This basically means you place the first chip of your Odds wager chip stack exactly beside to your Flat bet. Then, place all remaining Odds wager chips on top of that first chip but to the side and angled on that bottom chip (your Odds wager chip stack is tilted due to the fact that it is leaning on the bottom chip).

Perturbed? That is alright, don’t get nervous. The croupier is always willing to assist if you don’t remember. After a few instances, it all makes perfect sense. It will not take long before you are a master. If you are not certain what to do the initial instance you try it, simply inform the dealer, "I want to place some Odds but I do not know if it really should be bridged or heeled." The croupier asks, "How much do you wish to place?" Suppose you say, "Fifteen dollars to win 10." The croupier will request that you place your chips on the craps table (croupiers are not allowed to collect anything, in particular chips, right from a gambler), and then he correctly heels or bridges them based on the amt. of your Flat bet. You’ll quickly get the hang of it. Just do not be scared to ask the dealer inquiries. Her job is just to deal, but also to be accommodating and help the competitors.