What is the Pass Line in Craps?

what is the pass line in craps

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Last Updated: February 7, 2024

A pass line bet is the most basic craps bet. In craps rules, to win with a pass line bet, a shooter (bettor rolling the dice) must throw a 7 or 11 on the Come Out Roll or establish consecutive points before throwing a 7. When you make a pass line bet, you’re siding with the dice on the Come Out Roll. 

However, you'll lose if you get a 2, 3 or 12 on the Come Out Roll. A shooter will get a point when they throw 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. When this happens, they must roll the number a second time before throwing a 7 or they'll lose the round and the dice will be passed to the next player. 

Pass line bets have an even payout. Therefore, you'll earn the same payout as your stake after a successful bet. This means money will be doubled for every round won. For instance, if you bet $20, you'll receive $20.

Here's an example of how to win a pass line bet: 

  • A shooter places a $10 pass line bet. 
  • The shooter throws a 4 on the come out roll to establish a point. 
  • The shooter throws another 4 before following it up with a 7. 
  • The shooter wins the pass line bet and is paid $10. 

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