We all play the game a bit differently, and have our own ideas as to what is best. For some, this might even change from session to session, or depending on how s/he feels about todays play. We all like to play and to win. I play the way I do not because it is fun (it often isn't), but because I want to give myself the best chance to win rather than lose, and to get an opportunity to win big when things go well. Thinking more about this, it is clear that the best chance at winning isn't being had on the Pass or the Come. For the come out roll - yes, prohibitive favorite. Unfortunately, this status lasts exactly one roll, after which underdog is the word. Play the other way and the rolls reverse exactly, but you are the favorite for all of the delayed decisions. Place instead of line bet? Now you are always the underdog. That would leave only the lay bets - no extra come out exposure, and always a 6:5, 3:2 or 2:1 favorite. If outcomes occur exactly as expected, the lay bettor will be down 5% of his bankroll, while having won, depending on number(s) laid, between 55-67% of his wagers. This is the cost of playing the game. Even with wins in excess of expectation, how large can profits be when risking $2 plus 5% for every dollar won? Getting the best chance at a win can be costly with a loss.