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**PASS LINE**

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**PASS LINE**Craps most popular bet (Pays even money)

7 or 11 win - 2, 3 or 12 lose on the "come out roll" (The first roll of a new game) The marker puck will be OFF

- How many "ways" to win if the shooter throws a 7 or 11?
- How many "ways" to lose if the shooter throws a 2, 3 or 12?

Think about it....There are six ways to roll a 7...There are 2 ways to roll an 11... Therefore there are

If the shooter throws 2, 3 or 12.....there are only

There is only one way to roll a 2 and 12 and two ways to roll a 3

Not a bad deal right? 8 ways to win, only 4 ways to lose. Nope, not bad at all, in fact, the PASS LINE bet on a craps table "come out roll" is THE best wager in all of gambling! The player has a great shot to win even money. No other wagering offer in casino gaming gives the player such an advantage.

One slight problem however.... if the shooter doesn't throw a 7 or 11 (or 2,3,12 craps)..... the other numbers on a pair of dice make up most of the remaining combinations. So.... if the shooter throws any one of the remaining six numbers, the "odds" of winning that PASS LINE wager change favoring the casino.

__eight ways to win__the PASS LINE bet on the "come out roll"If the shooter throws 2, 3 or 12.....there are only

__four ways to lose__the PASS LINE bet on the "come out" roll.There is only one way to roll a 2 and 12 and two ways to roll a 3

Not a bad deal right? 8 ways to win, only 4 ways to lose. Nope, not bad at all, in fact, the PASS LINE bet on a craps table "come out roll" is THE best wager in all of gambling! The player has a great shot to win even money. No other wagering offer in casino gaming gives the player such an advantage.

One slight problem however.... if the shooter doesn't throw a 7 or 11 (or 2,3,12 craps)..... the other numbers on a pair of dice make up most of the remaining combinations. So.... if the shooter throws any one of the remaining six numbers, the "odds" of winning that PASS LINE wager change favoring the casino.

For example, the shooter rolled an eight. That "come out roll" 7 or 11 thing no longer applies.

**It's now a war.**A war between throwing another 8 which wins the PASS LINE or throwing a 7 which will lose.__No other number matters__. Its a war between 8 and 7. The "come out roll" - the 7 was my friend. Now, after a point is established, the 7 becomes my enemy. 8 wins even money, 7 losses. The dealer puts that hocky puck thing on the 8. Everyone at the table who made a PASS LINE wager wants the shooter to throw an 8 before 7. The chips on the PASS LINE are now in ESCROW, meaning they cannot be reduced or taken off the table until a decision has been made.Therefore the "odds" of rolling an eight before a seven are 6 to 5 (6:5)...

The casino has the mathematical edge over the PASS LINE player because there are six ways to roll a seven and only five ways to roll an eight. Same would hold true if the point marked is six. Both the six and eight have the same "odds" because they both have five combinations each.

The casino has the mathematical edge over the PASS LINE player because there are six ways to roll a seven and only five ways to roll an eight. Same would hold true if the point marked is six. Both the six and eight have the same "odds" because they both have five combinations each.

What if the shooter rolled a five or a nine?

If the shooter throws a five or nine the "odds" are 6 to 4, meaning that there are six ways to roll a seven and four ways to roll a five or nine.

We will reduce 6 to 4 to a common denominator of 2

which divides into six by 3...

and divides into 4 by 2....

therefore the true odds are 3 to 2 (3:2)

We will reduce 6 to 4 to a common denominator of 2

which divides into six by 3...

and divides into 4 by 2....

therefore the true odds are 3 to 2 (3:2)

So, now we know.....

The "odds" on 6 or 8 are 6:5

The "odds" on 5 or 9 are 3:2

The "odds" on 6 or 8 are 6:5

The "odds" on 5 or 9 are 3:2

Last but not least is the four and 10....

Here is the last example; let's say the shooter rolled a ten. That "come out" roll 7 or 11 thing no longer applies.

**It's now a war.**A war between throwing another 10 which wins the PASS LINE or throwing a 7 which will lose.__No other number matters__. It's a war between 10 and 7. The "come out" roll the 7 was my friend. Now, after a point is established, the 7 becomes my enemy. The chips on the PASS LINE are now in ESCROW, meaning they cannot be reduced or taken off the table until a decision has been made.If the shooter throws a four or ten the "odds" are 6 to 3, meaning that there are six ways to roll a seven and three ways to roll a four or ten.

We will reduce 6 to 3 to a common denominator of 3

which divides into six by 2...

and divides into 3 by 1....

therefore the true odds are 2 to 1 (2:1)

As far as the PASS LINE that's about it.....

In a nutshell....

We will reduce 6 to 3 to a common denominator of 3

which divides into six by 2...

and divides into 3 by 1....

therefore the true odds are 2 to 1 (2:1)

As far as the PASS LINE that's about it.....

In a nutshell....

- The "come out roll" PASS LINE wins on 7 or 11 and losses on 2, 3 or 12
- The PASS LINE player is favored to win
- Any other number rolled becomes THE POINT which must be rolled again before a 7
- The PASS LINE player is now favored to lose when the dealer marks the POINT.
**The "odds" on 6 or 8 are 6:5 against****The "odds" on 5 or 9 are 3:2 against****The "odds" on 4 or 10 are 2:1 against**- The house edge on the PASS LINE bet is only 1.40%

******There is also a separate "odds" bet you can make after a POINT has been established. We'll discuss that in the next chapter.**

**COME**

**Come Bets**

Another bet you see players making are COME BETS. They work like PASS LINE bets only you place a wager in the COME area after the "come out roll".

While in the COME (area of the layout) 1 of 3 things could happen:

- You Win - If the shooter throws a 7 or 11 your Come bet will win even money.
- You Lose - If the shooter throws a 2, 3, or 12 the Come bet loses.
- The Come bet moves into a Point – If the shooter throws any other number, 4-5-6-8-9-10, then the Come bet will move to that number.

After a Come bet has moved into a POINT you are waiting for one of two things to happen:

- You Win - The shooter throws the number the COME bet chips are parked in...... before a 7.
- You Lose - The shooter throws the 7.

__after the main PASS LINE POINT is established__. Like the PASS LINE, the chips on the COME are now in ESCROW once they are moved into a number, meaning they cannot be reduced or taken off the table until a decision has been made.

**There is also a separate "odds" bet you can make after a POINT has been established.**

**VIDEO TEST**

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VERY BASIC PASS LINE COME BETS

FLAT BETS (EVEN MONEY)

VIDEO 1 - ONE PLAYER

VERY BASIC PASS LINE COME BETS

FLAT BETS (EVEN MONEY)