The amount of money in the pot compared to the amount you must pay to stay in the game. For example, say the pot contains $ 60. Somebody bets $ 6, so the pot now amounts to $ 66. Follow costs you $ 6, your pot odds is 11: 1. If you have at least one chance in 12 of having the best hand, you should follow. The pot odds also apply to draws. For example, say you have a flush draw and there is more than one card to distribute. In this case, you have about one chance in four against one touch color. If you need to commit $ 8 for follow up, the pot must contain about 32 $ (counting the last) for such a decision is reasonable.