Whenever you first start to play Come Bets you will hear the dealer say statements to you as he’s moving or paying your Come Bets. These statements are meant to keep you informed about what Point the Come Bet has moved to or how much it has won. There are four statements and they are relatively self-explanatory when you take the time to understand them.
When a Point is rolled a Come Bet will move into that Point. When that happens the dealer will let you know that your Come Bet has moved into that Point by saying “You’re on the __point__ for __amount__”. They are letting you know they moved your Come Bet into the Point and now would be the time to add Odds. I.e. if you had a $10 Come Bet and the 6 rolled the dealer would say “You’re on the six for $10.”
When a Come Bet is inside of a Point and it wins the dealer will figure the total payout, move the winning Come Bet off of the Point and back into the Come, pay it and say “You’re off the __point__for __total payout__”. This lets you know that you Come Bet won and it’s no longer on that Point. You’re winnings will sit in the Come area and at that Point it’s your responsibility to pick them up. I.e. if you had a $15 Come Bet on the 8 and the 8 rolled the dealer would take your Come Bet and it’s payment, move it into the Come area and say “You’re off the eight for $15.”
When you have a Come Bet in a Point and you have a Come Bet of the same amount in the Come then that Point is rolled, you have what is called “Off and On”. Let’s say you have $5 on both a Point and another in the Come area then that Point rolls. You’re Come Bet ($5) would come off the Point with its winnings (another $5). You’re new Come Bet (same amount as the first) would then move into the Point (same as the first). You end up with the same amount of money on the Point and in the Come with the difference being the $5 that was won. The process of moving the $5 out of the Point and moving the new $5 in the Point is redundant because the same amounts of money end up in the same spots. The only thing that changed are the winnings that are now sitting in the Come too. To save the process of moving the same amount of money around to the same places we decide to skip it all and just put the payment out there in the Come and say “You’re Off and On for __the winnings__” and call it a day. You can now just pick up those winnings and the game goes on.
This could get a little confusing. It means that you have a Come Bet inside a Point that has just rolled and you also have a bet in the Come area of a different amount. You cannot go “Off and On” because your first Come Bet and your second Come Bet are not the same amount. The flat bets are different. The dealer will take your first winning Come Bet in the Point, take it off and say “You’re off for __however much you won__”, bring the new Come Bet in and then say “You’re on for __the new Come Bet amount”__. I.e. you have a Come Bet on the 10 with $5 on it and you have a $10 Come Bet in the Come. When the 10 rolls the dealer will take your $5 off the 10 with it’s payment and say “You’re off the 10 for $5…” and bring your $10 Come Bet on and say “… and on for $10.”