Pass Line Bets
The Pass Line Bet is the basic bet in craps. Most players make this wager, which occurs before the come-out roll. If you make the Pass Line Bet, you are betting on the dice shooter to win.
To win this wager, you’ll need the shooter to roll a 7 or 11 on the come-out roll. If the shooter instead rolls a 2, 3, or 12, then you lose. That leaves the 4,5,6,8,9, and 10 as possible results. If one of these numbers is rolled, then other rolls are needed and the terms of the bet change.
If you rolled a 4,5,6,8,9, or 10, then this number is called the “point”. To win the bet, you’ll need to roll that number a second time before rolling a 7. The odds of rolling a 7 are greater, because there are more winning combinations for that number.
Pass Line Betting Information
Once a point is established, the Pass Line Bet is effectively the same as a Come Bet. Both involve a wager on the shooter rolling the point again before rolling a 7. The only difference is the Pass Line Bet is made before the come-out roll and the Come Bet is made after the come-out roll.
The opposite of the Pass Line Bet is the “Don’t Pass” bet. It is essentially wagering on the shooter to lose.
The Pass Line Bet has a house edge of 1.41%, making it the second-best wager at the craps table