is not to say that you shouldn't bet don't pass, for
many astute gamblers have been successful as wrong
bettors, the most famous example being the legendary
Nick the Greek, who was a wrong bettor all his life.
To summarize the don't pass bet:
-- On the come-out roll a 2 or 3 is an immediate winner
for the don't pass bettor.
-- A 7 or 11 thrown on the come-out roll is an immediate
-- A 12 (in some casinos a 2) is a standoff on the
come-out roll. Whether a 2 or 12 is barred is immaterial
to the players, since either number can only be made
with one combination of the dice, and this doesn't
affect the odds at all. When a 2 is barred, then,
if a 3 or 12 is rolled on the come-out roll, don't
pass bettors win their bets at even money.
-- If a point number has been established on the come-out,
and it is repeated before a 7 is thrown, don't pass
bettors lose their wagers.
-- If a point number has been established, and a 7
is rolled before the point is repeated, don't pass
bettors win their line bets at even money.
Don't pass bets can always be taken down by a player
after a point is established. The casino permits this
because once a point is set, the odds favor don't
pass bettors on their line bets. The odds in their
favor range from 6-5 on the 6 or 8, 3-2 on the 5 and
9, all the way to 2-1 on the 4 or 10. The reason the
bet now favors don't pass bettors is simple. The 7
can be made in 6 ways, and all these numbers can be
made in fewer ways. Therefore, the odds favor a 7
coming up before any point number is repeated.
Needless to say, since the bet is now in favor of
the player, once a don't pass bet is made and a point
established, you should never remove your don't pass
unbelievably, while lying about your hand is acceptable,
you can get in trouble for telling the truth! Casinos
have rules against collusion and - you tell the truth
about your and, you can run afoul of casino rules
designed to protect )layers from those who exchange
information. Until you're sure what's okay, you're
letter off saying nothing.
Announcing to the table that you have seen a neighbor's
cards when you actually haven't is not an acceptable
decision, by the way. Oh what a tangled web we weave.
The kind of lie that is implied W a bet or raise on
a bluff is communicated with the "words"
of poker. Outright lying about a hand is permitted
in some instances and not others. You need to know