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Craps Horn Bet
Sean Terrel
By Sean Terrel
Published on December 29, 2008
Learn how to combine the exciting one-roll craps bet to utilize the famous horn bet.

There are a ton of different types of craps bets, ranging from the basic line and come bets, to the riskier proposition bets.  The proposition bets have huge payouts and massive house edges as well.  If you want to play the one roll proposition bets and increase your chances of a win on any given roll you can combine them in what is called the ‘horn bet’.  The horn bet is not a specific type of bet, but rather a combination of other more simple bets.  If you like the excitement of one roll bets, but do not like losing them over and over again before a winning roll, you can cut down on the delay by using a horn bet.

There are a few types of horn bets.  Each type relies solely upon ‘one-roll’ bets.  Before we continue, lets take a moment to look at how the one roll bets work.  These are extremely simple bets.  As the name suggests, you are betting on the result of the very next roll.  You can bet that the next roll will be a 2, a 3, a 7, ‘any craps’, an 11, or a 12.  For a 7, the pay out is 4 to 1.  For any craps, the payout is 7 to 1.  For 3 and 11 the payout is 15 to 1, and for 2 and 12 the payout is 30 to 1!  Each of these is pretty unlikely, but with the horn bet we can put multiple bets together and increase the chances of getting a win.

The basic horn bet consists of making a $1 one-roll bet on the 2, 12, 11, and 3.  If you hit one of these you will be getting anywhere from $30 to $15 in winnings and lose only $3 from the losing bets (a large net win).

The ‘horn high’ consists of putting $1 on the 2, 3, and 11, while putting $2 on the 12 (the highest number).  The twelve is also offering a 30 to 1 payout so if a 12 is rolled you win $60 and only lose $3.

There are two other kinds of horn bets. The ‘horn high yo’ requires a $2 bet on the 11, and a $1 bet on the other numbers. The horn low is a $2 bet on the two and a $1 bet on the other numbers.  The odds for the horn low are the same as the horn high.

If you are planning on playing one roll bets you obviously are a thrill seeking player.  By using a horn bet you can increase the already high pace of these one-roll bets and you can get the most excitement possible out of the game.  A word of caution though, the odds are stacked against you while using the horn bets, and if you do not have a large, disposable bank roll, you could quickly find yourself out of money.  As with all gambling (sports betting, poker, etc...) proper money management can help you to pace your playing and save your night from being cut short.