The continuing journey "Where's the Holy Grail?" Once again I see a new Craps video on an alternate American web site suggesting you should always take the maximum free odds available behind the line on a pass line or don't pass line bet after the point has been established, That is if a 7, 2,3, or 12 isn't rolled. Any other number of course is your point and you're betting the point will roll again before a 7. That author suggests you take the maximum free odds available, up to 100X odds. That might be fine if you're Donald Trump but for most of the rest of us that's a pretty piece of change. $500 bucks? That's 100X odds on a $5 dollar table if it's offered. Then, for the chosen few that bet the dark side (don't pass don't come) we're talkin $1000 to lay a 4 or 10. Ouch! Since 95% of players bet the Pass line I'll skip the don't pass stats but for those who dare you can Google it on any one of a hundred web sites. The Bottom Line is, " A bad run will wipe you out quick!" Depending on your bankroll, a few losing rolls in a row can have a devastating effect. So, should you always take the maximum allowable amount on the free odds bet behind the line? The answer is unequivocally NO! You should bet within your means and bankroll, and session amount provided you have set one, and you should have done that at the onset of play. Since the pass line house edge is about 1.44%, then with single odds added behind the line, (an amount equal to your line bet), roughly .86%, and double odds about .68% or so. Now by taking 10X odds, that's 10 times the amount of your line bet the house edge drops to .18%, however .18% percent of $50 is .90 cents, whereas .68% of $10 (double odds) is .68 cents. That's actually .22 cents lower, and your investment is then more manageable. But lose three rolls in a row, with one pass line and two come bets up with 10x Odds,well, just do the math. It's no fun to get wiped out after playing for only a few minutes. In fact, it stinks! When you get on a hot roll you can increase your bet size by upping the free odds, or even adding a place the 6 or 8, even a hard way bet if you really want to get cavalier, but reserve some for later, you might need it. .