Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pass-bank n.

also passage-bank
[gaming jargon pass-bank, the pool of money in a game of ‘passage’]

a gaming ground.

[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Pass-bank, the Stock or Fund thereto belonging i.e. to the game of passage; also the playing Place Cut out in the Ground almost Cock-pit waies.
[UK]New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Pass bank, the place for playing at passage, cut into the ground almost like a cock-pit.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1785].
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.