Craps – Do or Don’t

While you take odds on the pass line, you lay odds on the don’t-pass line. It costs more money to win less, however, because, once again the odds are the reverse of the pass line.

Let’s say the point is four. The “right” bettor takes odds of 2-1 since he has six ways of losing, while only three ways of winning. If the single-odds bet is £5, and a four is rolled, the right bettor will win £10. The wrong bettor makes the opposite wager. He must bet £10 to win £5 if the seven appears before the four.

The same is true for the other numbers. For a five or nine, a £5 don’t bet, a player must bet £9 to win £6. For the six or eight, the don’t bettor lays £6 to win £5.

Unlike the pass line, where you place your odds bet behind the pass line, the odds bet is either heeled (offset on top of your original bet) or “bridged” (two chips of equal value with a third, or more chips on top, or bridged across them both). And again, because the house has no advantage on
these odds, they can be removed at any time.