The first bet any player should make at the craps table is the Passline.
The Passline works in two different phases. The Come Out Roll and The Point.
The Come Out Roll has three possible outcomes for the Passline:
- A win on a 7 or 11 paying an even 1:1.
- Money made, keep rolling.
- A loss on a 2, 3 or 12.
- Money lost, make another bet and keep rolling.
- Or a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10.
- This sets The Point to the rolled number.
Once The Point has been set, an odds bet can be added to the Passline for an increased payout.
Odds payout depend on the number the The Point was moved to.
The roller is now looking to roll The Point number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) again before rolling a 7.
If any number other than the 7 is rolled the wager on that number is won and the roller continues.
If a successful roll of The Point is made the Passline is won, and the game returns to the Come Out Roll.
However if a 7 is rolled while the point is established all bets are lost (except Don’t Pass and Don’t Come which are betting a seven will roll.)
The Come bet.
This bet can only be made after The Point is established. The Come should be seen as an independent Passline bet.
Once a bet is placed on the Come the next roll is considered a Come Out Roll for that specific bet.
The Come bet has the same odds as well as rules for winning and loosing as the Passline.
Rolling a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 moves the Come bet to that number(slightly offset) creating a secondary Point. This frees the Come bet, allowing another to be made.
Just like the Passline, once moved odds can be added for a greater payoff.
If the roller makes The Point any moved Come bets will still be in play however the odds will be OFF until a new Point is established.
Which means if a seven is rolled during the Come Out Roll the original Come bet will be lost but the odds will be returned to the player.