re: Poker & Card odds
A quick Pot odds lesson:
here's what it is: Ammount of money already in the pot in relation to how much MORE you have to put in. Example: $8 is in the pot, a player bets $4. Its 4 to you with $12 total. You're getting 3-1 on your money, or for every dollar you put in, you get 3 back if you win.
To determine whether a call is "in the pot odds" Take your outs and divide by cards yet seen. Lets say you have ONLY an outside straight draw. You have 8 outs so (46/8) -1 or about 4.75:1 to make your straight. You aren't getting enough to make this a winning play. With another caller, it'd make you 8-1 on your money, so then you can go ahead and call.