increase their chances of winning by betting on more than one number at a time and "splitting" their bets.
A split bet covers two
numbers but only pays off for one of them. An example of this is popular "C
& E" bet, standing for Craps and 11. If you give the dealer "$2 C
& E," it means youÂ¡Â¦re
really placing $1 on Any Craps (2, 3 or 12) and $1 on the 11 ("Yo").
Any Craps pays 7-1 and
the "Yo" pays 15-1. So, on the next roll only, if the 11 comes up, youÂ¡Â¦d
win $15 for the Yo and lose your $1 for the Any Craps. The dealer will also give
you only $13 back and leave $2 up for
another C & E bet. If you donÂ¡Â¦t want this to happen, you need to say, "My C & E bet down, please," and youÂ¡Â¦ll get the full $15.
The Any Craps bet is a
different story. This will win if the 2, 3 or 12 rolls, but only pays 7-1. Normally if the 2 or 12 rolls, you get 30-1, and if the 3 rolls you get 15-1, but youÂ¡Â¦re paying a little extra to be able to bet on all three numbers at once.
So, if you bet $2 C & E and the next roll is a 12 (or 2 or 3), you will get $7 but you lose $1.
Again, the dealer may
keep your $2 bet up for the next roll and give you only $5,
unless you ask that your bet be taken down.
Another popular bet is
the Hi-Lo bet (the 12 and 2).
Although these are included in the "Any Craps" bet, the Hi-Lo bet pays more Â¡X a lot more. While Any Craps pays only 7-1, the Hi-Lo, and the 2 or 12 hits, you win $30 but lose the other $1 bet. Again, call "My bet down" unless you want to leave it up.
If you combine all these split bets (the 2, 3, 11 and 12) you get a horn bet, which lets you bet all four numbers at once in $4 increments. In the horn bet, the 3 and 11 pay 15-1 and the 2 and 12 pay 30-1.
But if you win one horn bet, youÂ¡Â¦ll lose the other three, and all four bets will stay up for the next roll unless itÂ¡Â¦s taken down.
You can also combine a horn bet with a split bet. For example, you can bet $5 and call it "Horn High" Â¡X a $4 horn bet but with $2 on the 12. A "Horn Lo" is $4 horn but with $2 on the 2.
A good use for these split bets is to protect your pass line bet.
As you know, the pass line wins on the 7 or 11, but loses on the 2, 3 or 12 ("Any Craps"). When you make a pass line bet, you can now protect it with a $2 C & E (for an extra Yo bet), a $4 horn, or even a $5 horn high bet!
And, as always, good luck at the tables!