Don't Pass

For the most part, the Don’t Pass is the complete opposite of the Pass Line. Where the Pass Line wins, the Don’t Pass loses and vice versa. You can only bet the Don’t Pass during the Comeout Roll because after the Comeout Roll the Don’t Pass is most likely to win and the casinos would never give you that advantage.

Don't Pass
  Pays Wins Loses
Comeout Roll Even Money 2 or 3 7 or 11
Intermediate Roll Even Money 7 When point rolls
  • You can take the Don't Pass back at any time
  • You cannot take turn OFF a Don't Pass bet
Don't Pass

How to Bet a Don't Pass

When you bet the Don't Pass all you have to do is put the money right in front of you relative to your spot in the rail.

Placement of the Don't Pass

Two Stages of the Don't Pass

Stage One - The Comeout Roll

Stage one is the Comeout Roll, before the Point is established. During the Comeout Roll the Don’t Pass Line wins when 2 or 3 are rolled. It loses if a 7 or Eleven are rolled, and if the 12 rolls it’s a push, it doesn’t win or lose. The Comeout Roll is where the casino makes its money on the Don’t Pass because once a Point is established the Don’t Pass has advantage over the house.

Don't Pass - Stage One

Stage Two - The Intermediate Roll

The second stage is the Intermediate Roll, after the Point is established. During the Intermediate Roll the Don’t Pass is betting that the 7 will roll before the Point is rolled. If the 7 rolls before the Point the Don’t Pass wins. If the Point rolls before the 7 the Don’t Pass loses.

Don't Pass - Stage Two

What does the Don't Pass Pay

Regardless of where you are in the game, the Don’t Pass will always win even money.

During Comeout Roll
Don't Pass wins even money
Decision Roll
Don't Pass wins even money

Betting the Don't Pass for the Dealers

You can make a Don’t Pass bet for the dealers in any amount. Like players, it must be done during the Comeout Roll and you can put it right next to your bet.

Dealer Don't Pass

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