Don't Pass Line Bet
The don't pass bet is another one of the most popular bets in craps. Players who wager on this bet are known as "wrong" players since they are usually betting against the shooter who is a "right" player. You are hoping the shooter doesn't pass their dice on the pass line. If you place a bet on the don't pass bar (sometimes known as bar 12), you are essentially betting that the rolled dice will land on 2, 3 or 12, which is when you win. In contrast, you would lose if the dice land on 7 or 11.
Note that some casinos will not let you win on a 12. Instead, if the dice roll on 12, the wager results in a draw or a push and your money is refunded. If you roll one of the other craps numbers such as 2 or 3, then you win an even payout or 1:1 odds. Also, the actual odds of the winning this bet are 976:949, so this is very close to the 1:1 payout. The small difference here is known as the house edge, which is 1.36%.
Note that this is mathematically the best craps bet you can possibly do besides the additional don't pass odds bet, which will reduce the overall house edge to almost nothing. I displayed a screenshot of the bet below to give you an idea of where this is on the craps table layout. Click on the image if you would like to play this same free flash table.
When playing the don't pass bet, players have the opportunity to make a bet on don't pass free odds in addition to your original don't pass bet. The odds bet has no house edge, making this one of the best mathematical bets you can find in any casino game! The casino also does not display the bet on the craps table either so it is sometimes known as a "secret" bet.
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