Sometimes, have you ever gotten the feeling that the table
just isn’t going well? There seem to be lots of short rolls and seven outs,
and you’ll see your pass or place bets go down the drain!
Rather than leave, why not switch to the “Don’t” side
and see if you can recoup some of your losses. But with a now limited bankroll,
which is the better play: Don’t Come or the Don’t Pass?
Let’s find out!
With the Don’t Come, you are betting flat bets and then
adding odds which will win you less than your bet. Of course you can bet flat
bets only on the Don’t Come to preserve your bankroll. The advantage of the
Don’t Come bet is that your risk is spread out over several bets, while with
the Don’t Pass, if you lose one number (the point) then you lose it all.
The advantage, however, of the Don’t Pass is that once
you are past the Come Out and the point is established, the odds are heavily in
your favor. Then you can add odds if you want if the point is a favorable one,
like the four or ten. However, those odds will still pay less than a flat bet.
On both the Don’t Come and the Don’t Pass, your odds
payoff is the exact opposite from the pass or come line, and on the don’t side
you always have to bet more to win less. For example, with a $10 flat bet on
either the Don’t Come or Don’t Pass, you will receive the following odds
payoffs playing at a 2X odds table:
4 or 10: bet $40 to receive $20
5 or 9: bet $30 to receive $20
6 or 8: bet $30 to receive $25
Many crapshooters believe that adding odds on the don’t
side not only dilutes your advantage, but uses up your bankroll at a faster
rate. So let’s look at flat betting with a combined Don’t Pass and Don’t
If you place a $10 Don’t Pass bet and want to place a $10
Don’t Come bet, you have to go through another come out with your Don’t Come
bet. If the seven hits while your $10 is in the Don’t Come, you lose your
Don’t Come and win your Don’t Pass. However, if you take temporary odds (use
the above chart) on the Don’t Pass and them make a Don’t Come bet, the seven
(or the point) can’t hurt you.
So this is what we will do if the table turns cold:
1. Bet $10 on the Don’t Pass
2. When point is established, take odds per the above chart
3. Make a Don’t Come bet
4. When Don’t Come is established, remove Don’t Pass
5. Make a second Don’t Come bet
6. Make no other bets
7. Wait for a decision on all three bets.
By combining the Don’t Pass bet with the Don’t Come
bet, you will get the maximum advantage with the minimum work.