Pass Line and Don’t Pass bets are exclusive to Come Out rolls and must therefore be placed at the start of each game. In order to win the Pass Line bet, you must roll 7 or 11. This pays 1:1. On the other hand: 2, 3, and 12 are losing numbers for the Pass Line bet. Then we also have the Don’t Pass bet which works exactly in the opposite way as the Pass Line bet. For this reason, it is often referred to as ‘the dark side’. The Don’t Pass bet pays 1:1 if 2 or 3 is rolled while a 7 and 11 are losing numbers. If a 12 is rolled, on the other hand, the bet is ‘pushed’ which means that you neither win nor lose - but you get your stake back.
If any other total is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10), that total becomes the Point. When this happens, the puck is changed to ‘ON’ and placed on the area of the table displaying the corresponding number. The dice are then thrown until a 7 or the Point is rolled. Should you have a Pass Line bet, you win if the Point is rolled before a 7 while if you have a Don’t Pass bet, you win if a 7 comes out before the Point. Once the bet has been resolved, a new Come Out roll is kicked off.
But before the Come Out roll is resolved, you can choose to also place a Point Roll. During the Point Roll, you can place the Come and Don't Come bets. These work exactly in the same way as the Pass Line and Don’t Pass bets except that you can only place them when the puck says ‘ON’.
Apart from this, we’ve also got the Odds bets which are specially designed to increase your payouts. Two of these bets are the Take Odds and Lay Odds. The Take Odds bet is only available for Pass Line or Come bets that have an established Point and pays if the Point is thrown before a 7. This bet pays on top of your Pass Line or Come bet. The Lay Odds bet, on the other hand, is only available for the Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets that have an established Point. This bet pays if a 7 is rolled before the Point, and pays on top of your original Don’t Pass or Don’t Come bet.
Apart from these, we’ve also got the Place to Win, Place to Lose, and Hardways bets. Unlike the previous Multi-Roll bets, these bets are not exclusive to either Come Out rolls or Point rolls but rather can be placed during any roll. When placing a Place to Win or Place to Lose bet, you’re betting if a specific number will be rolled next or not. These bets remain until a 7 is out or until the specific number is rolled. Hardways bets, on the other hand, require you to roll a 4, 6, 8 or 10 with a pair. For example, a bet on ‘Hard 8’ wins on 4 + 4 but loses on any total of 2 + 6, 3 + 5 or a 7.