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Proposition Bets

Horn

Instead of a player betting all four Straight Up bets one at a time, they created a bet called the Horn. The Horn is an equal amount on all four of the Straight Up bets. It’s a one-roll bet so if it doesn’t win the next roll, it loses.

A $4 Horn

The minimum you must bet on the four Straight Up bets is $1 so the minimum Horn is $4. This also means that all other bets made on the Horn must be bet in increments of $4 to keep the amount even on each individual number. I.e. a $12 Horn is good because it bets $3 on each of the four Straight Up bets. You also know it’s proper because it’s a multiple of four.

Placement of the Horn

The players can make so many different Proposition bets that the odds of many people betting the Horn at the same time are relatively slim. The Horn bet is divided into four quadrants. Each quadrant has two spaces for a total of 8 spaces. A bet for the dealer will be placed in the middle of the Horn area.

What does the Horn Pay

A Horn pays differently based on what rolls. There are two possible options for what could roll: a high number, which would be the Aces and the Twelve, or a low number, which would be the Ace Deuce and the Yo. No matter which of the four bets hit, you always take what the winning bet paid and subtract the rest of the losers in order to keep the whole bet up to win again.

$12 or $27

The minimum bet on the Horn is $4. If either low side hits, the Ace Deuce or Yo, it would win $15 but then you would subtract the other three losers and it would pay $12. Likewise if the high side hits, the Aces or Twelve, it would win $30 but then you would subtract the other three losers and it would pay $27.

$4 Horn on the Low Side Pays $12

$4 Horn on the High Side Pays $27

3x the Bet

When you’re betting a Horn and a low number rolls, the Ace Deuce or the Yo, the payment is to multiply the bet by three.

Example 1 - $8 Horn

Example 2 - $24 Horn

7x the Bet - 1/4 of the Bet

When the Horn hits on the high side, the Aces or the Twelve, the payment is a bit more confusing. The first way I learned to pay the high side of the Horn was to multiply the bet by 7 then subtract ¼ of the bet.

Example 1 - $8 Horn

Example 2 - $24 Horn

Betting the Horn for the Dealers

The best way to bet for the dealers on the Horn is in multiples of $4. If a bet is improper most casinos will figure the payout then round down. I.e. if you bet $1 for the dealers on the Horn and a Twelve rolled, the payout would be $6.75. Most casinos would round that down to $6 netting .75 for the casino. Not that you want to make $4 bets for the dealers but proper is always better. When a bet on the Horn comes in for the dealers it is placed in the middle of the Horn area.

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