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Dont Pass Bet

This is also a line bet, but one against the dice, wagering that they will not pass, that the dice will lose. This bet can only be made prior to a come-out roll, and players betting don't pass will win their bets in the following ways:

-- If a 2 or 3 is rolled on the come-out roll. This roll is called "craps" and the don't pass bettor is paid off at even money.
-- If a point number, either 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 is thrown on the come-out roll, and a 7 is rolled before the point is repeated.
-- If a 12 is rolled, the bet is a standoff, neither winning nor losing, since the 12 (in some casinos the 2) is barred as a winning bet for the don't pass player.
Don't pass bettors would win their wagers in the following sequence of rolls: 8 (point), 9, 4, 5, 5, 11, 9, 7, since the 7 came up on the dice before the point, 8, is repeated. All the other numbers and throws had no bearing on the result, even though some of the other numbers repeated, because it is only the point number that the line bettors are concerned with, and here the point number was 8.
Don't pass bettors lose if the following occurs:
-- If a 7 or 11 is thrown on the come-out roll. This is an immediate loss, and the don't pass bettors' chips are removed by the dealer at once.
-- If a point number is established, and then repeated by the shooter before a 7 is rolled.

A don't pass bettor is often called a wrong bettor. Again, no moral statement or inference is intended by the term wrong. There aren't many wrong bettors around, for the games of casino craps is dominated by right bettors, those anxious for the dice to win. There are several reasons for this, all of which have no actual bearing on the odds involved, since they're almost identical.

The odds against a pass-line bettor, who bets right, are approximately 1.41 percent, and the house advantage over a don't pass bettor, betting wrong, is approximately 1.4 percent. The difference in the casino edge on all line bets is negligible.

Do You Have the Stomach for Guts?
After everyone has finished declaring, the hands are opened. The owner of the highest hand who has opted "in" wins, but anyone who loses must match the pot! Once someone has declared "in," it takes a gutsy opponent to follow with another "in" because he knows that someone is going to get whacked for a big number. When a third player also declares "in," you know that two players are going to get burned (the third-or fourth or fifth-player in only has to match the original pot).

Usually, the money from these pot-matching bets goes directly to the player who has the best hand. In some games, it carries over to the next hand, creating extra incentive to stay in-and also a larger penalty for losing.
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