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The Pass Line Bet

Posted on 14 Jun 2011 | Casino Games

A lot of people seem to be interested in craps, but don’t know how it works. We thought we’d give a quick introduction to the foundational bet in craps: the Pass Line bet.

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The Pass Line bet is what most players back. It is a bet that is usually decided over multiple rolls, starting with the Come Out roll. With the Pass Line bet, you win if the Come Out roll is a 7 or 11, and you lose if it is a 2, 3 or 12. Any other result becomes the Point.

After the Come Out roll, the Pass Line bet become a bet on whether the Point will be rolled again before a 7 is rolled. You can place other bets in between each roll, but no new Pass Line bet (or Don’t Pass) bet can be placed until the current one is resolved. If the point is rolled again before the 7, you win. If the 7 comes first, you lose.

Other craps bets are based on the Pass Line, but you really just need to know how the main bet works in order to get started. We would also recommend that you backs the odds once a point is established, as backing the odds has no house edge.

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Best Craps Bets

Posted on 1 Jun 2011 | Casino Games

Not all craps bets are made alike – some are very good and others you want to avoid like the plague. Read on to learn about the best craps bets in terms of house edge and payout.

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Pass Line Bet/Don’t Pass Bet

The Pass Line bet and Don’t Pass bet are the foundation bets in craps. Standard craps wisdom says to bet on the Pass Line with its low house edge of just 1.40%. However, the Don’t Pass bet is actually the better play, as it has a 1.36% house edge, slightly lower than the Pass Line. While you’ll get dirty looks for playing Don’t Pass in a live casino, no one is the wiser when you play online.

Odds Bets

Whether you are backing or laying the odds, this is one of the best bets in the casino. While you need to make a slightly sub-optimal Pass Line or Don’t Pass bet to play the odds, you actually get a true payout on this bet. There is no house edge, so you always want make an odds bet once a point has been established.

Big 6/8

These are terrible bets to make, and placing or buying the 6 or 8 is a much better option. Only suckers play Big 6 or Big 8, and the casino appreciates the oversight with a hefty 9.09% house edge compared to the 1.52% you can get for a Place 6/8 bet or 4.76% for a Buy 6/8 bet.

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