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Pass Line Bet

In the context of craps, a pass line bet is a wager placed on the shooter to win. It is considered to be the fundamental bet of the game of craps. Making such a wager is called betting right. Craps players who make pass line bets are called right bettors. To make a pass line bet, all a craps player needs to do is to place their chips on the pass line

Is a Pass Line Bet a Good Wager to Make?

The pass line bet is the most popular wager in craps. It is liked by beginners and experts alike.

Beginners like it because it is a relatively simple and easy to understand.

Craps veterans like pass line bets because they have a very low house edge of 1.41%. In fact, the casino advantage is so low that a game of craps in which players only made pass line bets would be considered one of the fairest casino games out there, alongside baccarat and blackjack.

Pass line bets can also be placed after the come out roll, but it is not advised, because you will have less chances of winning.

How Does a Pass Bet Play Out?

  • The bet wins: if the initial come out roll results in a  7 or 11;
  • The bet loses: if the come out roll results in a 2, 3 or 12 (see craps out).

In every other situation, the point is established and:

  • The best wins: if the point is rolled before a 7;
  • The bet loses: if a 7 is rolled before the point (see seven out).

Pass line bet:

  • A craps wager placed on the shooter to win.

Craps chips placed on craps table

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