Now that you know what the pass line bet is and how to place one, you can take a look at its companions, starting with its opposite, the don’t pass bet.
The Don’t Pass bet
If you’re in a land based casino and having a good time at the craps table, maybe making a few new friends, then you probably shouldn’t bet on the don’t pass bet. Essentially it’s like betting against the shooter or against the dice, which means you win when everybody else loses. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but you want to keep those new friends don’t you? You want to be invited to the next party no? Craps is a party game in a casino, filled with good vibes, my well learned advice is not to disrupt those vibes. Vibes may have nothing at all to do with mathematics, but they are no less important.
To make this bet place your chips in the narrower section just beyond the pass line with the words ‘don’t pass’ on it. If you place a don’t pass bet on the come out roll, you lose on a 7 or 11, and win on a 2 or a 3. A 12 on the come out roll is like a push in blackjack, it’s a standoff where nobody wins or loses. If anything else is rolled that number becomes the ‘point’, and you win if a 7 is rolled before the point is …