How to Play Craps : How to Play Don’t Pass Bar in Craps

How to Play Craps : How to Play Don’t Pass Bar in Craps


Hi, I’m Joseph Hickerson, pit manager at a
local casino and on behalf of Expert Village,
I’m going to give the introduction on how
to play casino style craps. In this clip we’re
going to discuss the don’t pass bar. The don’t
pass bar, which is located right beside the
pass line is just the opposite of what the
pass line bet does. You recall a seven eleven
on a come out roll on a pass line wins so
therefore, a seven eleven on the don’t pass
on a come out roll will lose. As well as the
craps two, three or twelve on a come out which
will lose on a pass line, will now win if
you’re betting on the don’t pass. The pass
line is where you’re betting with the shooter,
against the house. Your don’t bar, being just
the opposite, means you’re betting with the
house and against the shooter. The don’t pass
bar which is located right beside the pass
line. Now the don’t pass is just the opposite
of what the pass line bet is. Remember, on
the seven eleven on a pass line on the come
out roll, your bet would win, so therefore,
a seven eleven on the come out roll on the
don’t pass bar, that bet is going to lose.
In craps, two three or twelve on a pass line
on the come out roll is of course going to
to lose so therefore, a two three or twelve
on a come out roll on the don’t pass bar is
going to win. The pass line, you’re betting
with the shooter and against the house. The
don’t pass bar, being just the opposite, means
that you’re betting with the house and against
the shooter. Let’s reiterate one more time.
The don’t pass bar means just the opposite
of what the pass line bar does. The pass line
again, wins on seven eleven and loses on two
three and twelve. The don’t pass bar loses
on seven eleven but wins on two three and
twelve. A bet on the don’t pass bar will stay
there until the shooter either makes his point
that he established in which case the don’t
pass bar bet will lose or the shooter sevens
out in which case, on the don’t pass bar,
you win.

11 thoughts on “How to Play Craps : How to Play Don’t Pass Bar in Craps”

  1. HAHAHAHA he called it the DONT PASS BAR….its DONT PASS "Bar" or "Push" the 12….IE…if you are on the dont's and you roll a 12, the dealer "Bars" or "Pushes" the bet…meaning its a TIE.

  2. he repeats himself like 3 times about the comeout roll for pass and don't pass, but does not once talk about if a point comes if not 2,3,7,11,12. he's only explains about the comeout roll. Don't pass means your looking for a 7 when the point has been established. That is what he didn't mention.

  3. Yes..its considered a push if the 12 shows on that first comeout roll.
    Bar 12 means the 12 is barred..therefore you neither win or lose, if the 12 were paid the bettor('wrong' bettor in casino jargon) would have a distinct advantage over the house but doesn't! I doubt this guys a pit boss.

  4. Wrong!!! The Don't Pass does not win on all Crap 2 , 3 & 12. It bars & pushes 2 Crap! That's the Casino I work at. It's the house edge.

    He ain't no Pit Boss! Even if he was, the Casino probably got bankrupt and shut down!

  5. Ridiculously pedantic, shortsighted and unnecessarily limited in scope. The Dont Pass Line bet works beyond the comeout, and the craps rolls are irrelevant @ the point.
    After watching this video, only using this information, let me challenge anyone to;
    1)Explain how to make money or protect prop bets with the DPL.
    2) What is the payoff when you bet with the house and hit a 7 AFTER a point is made?
    3) When can you increase, decrease, or remove a DPL bet?
    4) Can I make a DPL bet AFTER a point?

  6. First sign he is inexperienced is calling it "bar" because that is what is says on the table. If he called it Pass bar and don't pass bar I would give him the benefit of the doubt but he uses "line" for the pass. Just to be over technical on the video, if I was betting "with the house" as he says, there would be no house edge and would never play anything but the DP line.

  7. Hey buddy, its not  "don't pass bar"

    Its the  "don't pass, bar the 12"

    It means that the (unlike the other craps numbers) the 12 is barred or prohibited from being paid if craps is rolled.  (If this wasn't the case, playing the don't would be a player edged game, instead if house edged)

    The pass, and don't pass are called "line bets", not "bar" bets.

    Possibly in a tavern there might be something like a "bar" bet — but at a craps table there is nothing like a "bar bet"!  (-;

    Come on, you really haven't ever been a table games manager, have you???

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