Issue 131
March 17-23, 2003
Volume 3
page 3

The Secret of Betting Don't
By Larry Edell

Pssst... Wanna know a secret?

How about the secret of betting from the don’t side?

When you make a don’t pass bet before the come-out you will win your bet if a 2 or 3 rolls, but lose your bet if a 7 or 11 rolls -- just the opposite of a bet from the pass line. On the don’t pass the 12 is a "push." And, on a don’t come bet, you also win with a 2 or 3, but lose on a 7 or 11, which roll a lot more often. The 2/3 combination rolls 3 times (in 36 sample rolls) while the 7/11 combination rolls 8 times. So, with your bet in the don’t come box, you are favored to lose by an 8 to 3 margin.

Wanna know the secret that craps pros use to protect their don’t come bets from the seven or eleven?

Let’s find out!

If you are a dark side player, you might want to establish a don’t pass bet along with three don’t come bets. The easiest way to protect your don’t come bet is simply to temporarily add odds to your don’t pass bet. If your don’t pass is $10, you should back it up with $10 odds for one roll only, while you place a $10 don’t come bet. If the seven hits, you lose your don’t come bet but win on the don’t pass (plus odds), so you come out ahead. After your first don’t come is established, you can remove the odds on the don’t pass, which was there to protect the first don’t come bet from a losing on a possible seven.

Now, you’re home free. Your second don’t come can be placed without a money loss. If the seven rolls now, you will win your first don’t come, lose the second, and win your don’t pass. If another point number rolls you can make a third don’t come bet also.

If you don’t like adding odds to your don’t pass bet, you can just reduce your second don’t come bet to protect the first one. For example, if your first don’t come is $10, make your second only $5. This way if the seven rolls you are still ahead by $5.

For an easy hedge bet on the don’t pass bet itself, you could try a $2 bet on the hard way number if the point is 4, 6, 8 or 10. If the point rolled is 4 or 10, you would lose your $10 don’t pass but win $14 ($2 at 7:1). If the point rolled is 6 or 8, you would lose your $10 don’t pass but win $18 ($2 at 9:1).

So when you play on the don’t side, use the don’t pass bet only as a hedge for the first don’t come bet. Why not give this a try the next time you play "the
dark side."

Pssst... Now YOU know the secret of betting from the don’t!

About The Author

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