Rules Craps Betting: Pass Line and Don't Pass Scenario
Now that we have all that gobbledygook about the Pass Line, Don't Pass bets, true odds versus casino odds, taking Odds,
and laying Odds whizzing around in our heads, let's walk through a scenario to make everything clear. The following
scenario is an example of making Pass Line bets, Pass Line Odds bets, Don't Pass, and Don't Pass Odds bets. The following
scenario assumes the table minimum is $5, the maximum is $2,000, and the maximum allowable Odds are 10x (i.e., 10 times
the Flat bet amount).

1. A new shooter prepares to make a come-out roll for a new game. You make a $5 Flat Pass Line bet. The shooter rolls
the number 3. The game ends immediately because 3 is a natural. For a Flat Pass Line bet on the come-out roll, 3 is a
craps. You lose $5, so the dealer takes your $5 Flat bet.

2. The same shooter prepares to make another come-out roll for a new game. (Remember, a shooter loses the dice only
when he rolls a 7-out, not when he rolls a craps.) You make another $5 Flat Pass Line bet. The shooter rolls an 11. The
game ends immediately. For the Pass Line on the come-out, 11 is a winner. You win $5. The dealer places a $5 chip next
to your Pass Line bet. Pick up your winnings, but leave your original $5 chip on the Pass Line because a new game is about
to start.

3. The same shooter rolls a 6 on the come-out; therefore, the point for this game is 6. You take $5 in Odds on the point
behind the line. Now, you have a $5 Flat Pass Line bet and a $5 Odds bet in play, for a total of $10 at risk.

4. After a point is established, the only numbers that matter for Pass Line and Don’t Pass bets are 7 and the point number.
The shooter rolls a 4. The number 4 doesn't matter, so the game continues.

5. The shooter rolls a 9, which doesn't matter, so the game continues.

6. The shooter rolls a 6 (i.e., the point). The game ends. "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!" The point number showed
before a 7, so the Pass Line with Odds bets win. The dealer pays you $5 for the Flat bet (pays even money) and $6 for the
Odds bet (pays 6:5). Pick up your winnings and your Odds bet. Leave your original $5 Flat bet on the Pass Line because a
new game is about to start.

7. The same shooter rolls a 7 on the come-out for this new game. The game ends immediately. For the Pass Line on the
come-out, 7 is a winner. You win $5. The dealer places a $5 chip next to your Pass Line bet. Pick up your winnings, but
leave your original $5 chip on the Pass Line because a new game is about to start and you want to continue to play craps.

8. The same shooter rolls a 5 on the come-out; therefore, the point for this game is 5. You take $6 in Odds on the point
behind the line. You now have a total of $11 at risk (i.e., your $5 Flat Pass Line bet and your $6 Odds bet).

9. The shooter rolls a 12, which doesn't matter, so the game continues.

10. The shooter rolls a 7. The game ends. The stickman shouts, "Seven-out!" Because a 7 showed before the point
number, you lose both bets. The dealer takes your $5 Flat bet and your $6 Odds bet. You decide that the dice are turning
cold, so you change tactics and bet the Don’t Pass. You make a $5 Flat Don’t Pass bet. Because the shooter rolled a 7-out,
the craps dice move clockwise around the table to the next player who wants to shoot.

11. The new shooter starts a new game by rolling a 12 on the come-out. The game ends immediately. For the Don’t Pass, a
12 is a tie. The dealer leaves your $5 chip on the Don’t Pass. The same shooter prepares to make another come-out roll for
the next new game.

12. The shooter rolls a 7 on the come-out. The game ends immediately. For the Don’t Pass on the come-out, 7 is a loser.
You lose your $5 Flat Don’t Pass bet. While the shooter prepares to start a new game, you make another $5 Flat Don’t Pass
bet.

13. The shooter rolls a 4 on the come-out; therefore, the point for this game is 4. Your gut tells you that the dice are ice
cold. A gorgeous woman walks up to watch the game. You fantasize about being James Bond, so you lay a whopping $50
in Odds against the point. Although you’re nervous as hell about making such a big bet, she’s not at all impressed because
the loser next to you is also fantasizing and he plopped his entire $500 bankroll on the table.

14. The shooter rolls a 10, which doesn't matter, so the game continues. (You let out silent sigh of relief that you didn't
lose.)

15. The shooter rolls a 7. The stickman shouts, "Seven out!" The game ends. A 7 is good for you because you bet the
Don't Pass. Woohoo! A 7 showed before the point number so your Don't Pass and Odds bets win. You want to jump and
scream, but that wouldn't be cool, so you pretend to be calm. You think, "Just call me Bond, James Bond." The dealer pays
you $5 for the Flat bet (pays even money) and $25 for the Odds bet (pays 1:2, or $25 for a $50 bet). You pick up all your
chips, reaching down with two hands because they all won't fit in just one, and put them in your chip stack with a bit more
emphasis trying to get her attention. You think, "Is she looking? Did she see me win all that money? I'm such a stud."

16. Your wife walks up to the table, puts her arm around you, and asks, "Hi, Honey, you winning?" You look down at your
chip stack and realize you're $30 ahead. Woohoo! This game is easy! You can't wait to make another quick $30. But
before you can put down a $5 chip on the Don't Pass, your wife says, "You hungry?" You reluctantly respond, "Yes, dear."
Your wife takes all your chips and secures them safely in her purse. You walk away dejected wondering if you can convince
her to eat at a fast-food joint instead of having a long drawn-out dinner with endless conversation that'll keep you away
from the casino craps tables for two hours.