What are Pot Odds?

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Binxy said:
And how do I calculate them? Remember, I'm not very smart so try to explain it in words I can understand.
Poker pot odds is the a ratio between the size of the pot compared to how much it will cost you to call a bet from another player.

Lets say the pot has 50 bucks in it and it costs you $5 to remain in the game, than your pot odds will be 10 to 1. The higher the ratio between the size of the pot and the cost of calling a bet, the better your poker pot odds are.

So how often do you need to win a to make a profit in the long run?. If there is $50 in the pot and it costs you $5 to call, than your hand must win 1 out of 10 times in order for you to make a profit in the long run.
You can figure this out by multiplying the cost of calling with the number of times. $5 x 10 times = $50.
The cost of calling 10 times will be $50, but you will win $50 one time, and get your $5 call bet back, so your profit will be $5.
 

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