It’s mandatory for the shooter to either make a Don’t Pass or a Pass Line bet if he/she intends to shoot. Every player may either place just one bet on the Don’t Pass or Pass on every come out roll, or place bets on both of them if needed. The Don’t Pass and Pass line bets are optional for the players who aren’t shooting. However, some of the casinos may make it mandatory for all the players to place a minimum Don’t pass or Pass line bet, regardless of whether they are shooting or not.
Pass Line bets
This is a fundamental bet placed in craps which bets on the possibility of a shooter to win. It must match at least the table minimum and is capped at the table maximum.
– The bet wins in the event that the come out roll is an 11 or a 7.
– The bet loses (referred to as crapping out) in the event that the come out roll is a 12, 3 or 2.
– A point get established in case the come out roll is any other value. The bet wins if that point is rolled once again before getting a seven. The bet loses in the event that a seven is rolled out prior to rolling the established point again.
Pass Line bets pay even money, and these bets are always working once they are placed, implying that they can’t be turned off, reduced or taken down unless they lose or win. However, a player is free to increase any of the corresponding odds behind the pass line bet at any point of time post the point establishment. A player is allowed to place a pass line bet on the come out roll only if no point has been established yet. However, exceptions may be made by the casinos in this regard.
Don’t Pass bets
It’s a bet placed on the possibility of the shooter being on the losing side, that is a line away or a seven out scenario, and it’s the exact opposite of a Pass line bet. As in case of a Pass Line bet, this one should also be at least of the table minimum amount and no higher than the table maximum. Following are the various possibilities:
– The bet wins in the event that the come out roll is 3 or 2.
– The bet loses in the event that the come out roll is 11 or 7.
– The bet is considered neither lost nor won in the event that the come out roll is 12. However, this rule may vary from casino to casino.
– A point is established in the event that the come out roll is of any other value. In that case the bet wins if a 7 is rolled out prior to that point (a seven out scenario). The bet loses if the established point is rolled once again before rolling out a seven.
These bets payout even money. Please note, a player is free to reduce or take down a don’t pass bet, as well as any corresponding odds at any point of time since the odds of rolling a seven prior to the established point are heavily in the player’s favour.