note that another betting area travels around the
table just above the pass line. This is called the
don't pass. Just as the name implies, this bet is
the opposite of the pass line bet. When the shooter
is on his come-out roll, the don't pass bettor places
a bet in the don't pass area. He is hoping that
a 2 or 3 is rolled, for then he is paid off at even
money for his don't pass bet (a 12 is a tie or push).
Unfortunately, on the come-out roll the don't pass
bettor loses if the shooter rolls a seven or eleven.
Once the shooter has established his point, the
don't pass bettor is hoping that the shooter rolls
a seven before he rolls the point number (this is
called sevening out). Once a shooter sevens out,
he relinquishes the dice to the next shooter for
a new come-out roll. If a shooter makes his point,
he will be on the come-out again, just as he was
above, and he will continue to shoot until he eventually
bettors are betting with the dice. Don't pass bettors
are betting against the dice. Pass line bettors
are called right or do bettors. Don't pass bettors
are called wrong or don't bettors. Shooters can,
if they wish, bet the don't pass on their own rolls.
This is sometimes referred to as betting against
games of craps in a nutshell.
Are pass line and don't pass bets good bets? You
bet! They both carry an edge of approximately 1.4