The don’t pass line bet is one the best wagers one can make in craps. Although the don’t pass line bet is very good in terms of wining probability, it is not usually played in the game. This is because it is not well promoted as an option. The dealers at a craps table will usually not tell to a beginners to bet for the don’t pass line. Also the players don’t prefer to play this wager because they bet against the shooter. This bet received a reputation of a taboo being called by some players “playing the dark side,”. Also the don’t pass line similarly to the pass line bet, is also a wager that gives even money.
The don’t pass line bet is practically opposite to the pass line bet. The bet wins if 7 or 11 are rolled. The 12 will draw; the player will not lose if 12 is rolled. The draw, which means a tie, on 12, ensures that the house maintains an edge. If the point is determined and rolled repeatedly, the don’t pass loses. In the case if 7 is rolled instead of the point the don’t pass wins. One of the most important distinctions of the don’t pass line in comparison with the pass line is the fact that you can anytime change your bet in the don’t pass line, to the pass line wager. But in the pass line, once you have placed your bet, it is impossible to change it. The casino has a 1.36 % advantage over the player with this bet. And once the point is established you can play the free odds, dropping the advantage of the house. For example if the player plays on 2X odds, the advantage is only 0.45%. One of the most complicated parts of the bet is during the come out roll. This is due to the fact that don’t pass will lose if a seven or eleven is rolled. Your chances of winning are rising significantly if you survive this part of the game.
Playing the don’t pass line bets is specific because it requires a lot of patience and self control. This is due to the fact that it might take some time for the don’t pass bet to roll because many combinations that are not related to your bet could be rolled before the right number appears. This need of patience is making some impulsive players to not play the don’t pass line bets. Also you must know that the don’t pass line bets are welcomed on the so called, “cold tables”. This are the tables where the shooter looses, at a “hot table” where the shooter and the players win in the most cases, it will be unwisely to use the don’t pass bet.