Don't Betting Path:

Paths are guided shortcuts around the website teaching different parts of Craps. You can learn more about Paths here. Paths are guided shortcuts around the website teaching different parts of Craps. You can learn more about Paths here.

Betting the Don't Pass in Craps

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
Roll 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 turn Off a Don't Pass bet, you must take them down
Don't pass
Up close overhead view of the Don't Pass area.

How Do You Bet the Don't Pass in Craps?

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.

How to bet the don't pass
Up close view of the Don't Pass bar with bets and the craps table rail. The Don't Pass bets have lines pointing to spots in the rail.

What Are the Two Stages of the Don't Pass in a Craps Game?

Stage 1 - 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.

Stages of a don't pass - the comeout roll
$25 on the Don't Pass. The Puck is OFF.

Stage 2 - 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.

Stages of a don't pass - the intermediate roll
$25 on the Don't Pass. The Puck in On the ten.

What Does the Don't Pass Pay in Craps?

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

Don't Pass Payment - Comeout Roll
$20 with $20 payment on the Don't Pass. The Puck is Off. Two purple dice show 1-1 and another pair show 1-2.
Don't Pass Payment - Decision Roll
$25 with $25 payment on the Don't Pass. The Puck is on point ten. Two purple dice show 2-5.

How Do You Bet 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
$1 next to $5 on the Don't Pass.