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The Craps Horn Bet

The horn bet is actually a combination of different bets. In fact, a player who is betting on the horn is wagering that the shooter will roll a 2, 3, 11 or 12. These are the hardest and infrequent numbers to roll in craps. Basically, you will win the bet if the dice lands on any of these four numbers. This is actually a popular bet that is included as part of the proposition bets. Essentially, this bet includes snake eyes, boxcars, yo and ace-deuce.

The actual odds of winning the horn bet are 5:1. The payout odds are a little more complicated though. Typically, the house pays 27:4 if the shooter rolls a 2 or 12, and the house pays 3:1 odds if a 3 or 11 is rolled. This shows that the odds are slightly different than if you wagered on these other bets individually. In the end, the overall house edge is 12.5%, which is not spectacular at all to begin with, even though this sounds like a special arcane bet.

I tried to display a screenshot to explain where to place this bet on the table. Unfortunately, not all casinos will have this bet displayed, including this one. I put $88 worth of chips on each of the numbers involved in this bet. In a casino where this is displayed on the table, you would see a spot that says "Horn" in the intersection corner of all four of these spots that I have chips on. Then you should just put $88 on that spot. If you are playing at a land based casino and the "Horn" area is not indicated on the table, you can usually tell the dealer that you would like to make a horn bet and they will put your chips in the intersection of these four areas right in the middle.

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