Also last pocket . A common rule in informal bar pool , especially bar/pub eight-ball , in which the money ball must be pocketed (potted) in the same pocket as the shooter's last object ball (each player may be said to eventually "own" a pocket , for the duration of the game , in which their 8 ball shot must be played if they have already run out their suit ). The variant is not extremely common in the United States or the UK, but is near-universal in much of Latin America (where two cue ball scratches are permitted when attempting the 8 ball shot and count as simple fouls, with only a third scratch constituting a loss of game ). Last pocket is also common in North Africa. Last-pocket rules require careful position play , and frequently result in bank and kick shots with the 8 ball.