# Prop Bet Keys in Craps (For Dealers)

Table Limits: Before we begin, we need to touch on table limits. For craps proposition bets the minimum is usually the smallest denomination check in use at the table and the maximum is computed based on an arbitrary maximum payoff. For instance, the maximum payoff might be 3 times the posted maximum bet. So on a table with a posted \$1000 maximum bet, the maximum payoff would be \$3000. Therefore on a bet like the Twelve, which pays 30 to 1, you could bet a maximum of \$100. Don’t worry about figuring this out – just ask one of the crew how much you can bet. All casinos should give you a policy and procedure manual that would have your limits within.

The almighty ‘first nine’ bets

16 for 131 for 1
1 = 16 1 = 31
2 = 32 2 = 62
3 = 483 = 93
4 = 644 = 124
5 = 805 = 155
6 = 966 = 186
7 = 1127 = 217
8 = 1288 = 248
9 = 1449 = 279

BASIC ‘KEYS’

Example: \$6 bet straight up on 2 or 12
bet (\$6) x 3 =18, add zero = \$180+\$6 bet=186

Paying 16 times = 3 to 2 odds (1- 1/2 times), add zero, add bet

Example: \$6 bet straight up on 3 or 11
\$6 bet x 1-1/2 = 9, add zero = 90 add \$6 bet = 96

16 for 131 for 1
1 = 1601 = 310
2 = 3202 = 620
3 = 4803 = 930
4 = 6404 = 1240
5 = 8005 = 1550
6 = 9606 = 1860
7 = 11207 = 2170
8 = 12808 = 2480
9 = 14409 = 2790

In fact you can get away with just memorizing the first five bets. Most players (90%) will bet \$1,2,3,4 or \$5 or increments thereof, then go directly to betting \$10. VERY FEW PLAYERS BET \$6 ,7, 8,or \$9

C & E CRAPS WINS = 3X BET & ELEVEN WINS = 7XBET

BEWARE, THE BET MUST BE HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT ON BOTH SIDES

Let’s say the player bets a \$2 C&E, you know you have \$1 on each bet, if 2, 3 or 12 roll on the dice, the player wins \$8 minus the \$2 bet = \$6 and “still up to win again.” (3x \$2 bet) If the ‘yo 11 rolls, player wins \$16 minus the \$2 bet = 14 and “still up to win again”(7x \$2 bet)

\$5 C&E is \$2.50 on each side. If craps win you have 2.50 x 8 = 20 – 5 = 15 or 3 times the bet. If eleven wins you have 2.50 x 16 = 40 minus the \$5 bet = 35 or 7 x the bet (7×5=35)

In addition, ANY BET SPLIT WITH A 16 FOR 1 PAYOFF USES THE SAME ‘KEY’ (7X BET)

SUCH AS 11/12 SPLIT OR 2/3 SPLIT

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1 …..craps = x3 Eleven = x 6 1/2

HIGH / LOW

Let’s say the player bets a \$20 hi/low. You know he has \$10 on each side of the bet, and each side pays x 31. Therefore \$310 minus the \$20 bet = \$290. The “key” is thinking of a \$20 place bet on 5 or 9 that pays \$28, then add a zero (280) then add half the hi/low bet (10)……..280 +10 = 290. (and still “up to win again)

The hi/low bet 5/9 place bet= add zeroadd half hi/low bet PAYOFF
\$5\$7\$70+\$ 2.50 \$ 72.50
\$15\$21\$210+\$ 7.50 \$ 217.50
\$25\$35\$350+\$ 12.50 \$ 362.50
\$50\$70\$700+\$ 25.00 \$ 725.00
\$150\$210\$2100+\$ 75.00 \$ 2,175

Remember, this ‘key’ will work with any prop bet split evenly with 2 or 12 such as 11/12 split or 2/3 split

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1 Use the same key WITHOUT ADDING HALF THE BET

HORN HIGH BETS

Occasionally you’ll hear someone bet a Horn High 2 (3, 11, or 12). This means they want the bet divided into 4 non-fractional parts with any remainder added to the number called. So a \$5 Horn High 12 would mean: bet \$1 each on 2, 3, and 11, and \$2 on 12.

HORN HIGH TWELVE :

11-5-2
Twelve rolls=11 bet plus \$ amount on 12
Aces roll=5 x bet plus \$ amount on aces
3 or 11 roll= 2 x bet plus \$ amount on 3 or 11

HORN HI 12 – 12 ROLLS (X11+)  – example: Let’s say the player bets \$5 horn hi 12, you have a \$4 horn bet plus an extra dollar on twelve. If 12 wins you have \$2 on it, therefore 31 x 2 = 62 minus the \$5 bet equals \$57. (still up to win again)

HORN HI 12 – ACES ROLL (X5+) example: Player bets \$5 horn high twelve. It’s the same bet as above only this time the aces roll. You only have a dollar on aces, therefore 31 x 1 = 31 minus the \$5 bet = \$26. (still up to win again)

HORN HI 12 – ACE-DEUCE OR ELEVEN ROLL (X2+) 3 or 11 roll example: Player bets the same “\$5 horn high 12” again, you have a \$4 horn bet with an extra dollar on 12. This time 3 or 11 roll. Now they both pay 16 for 1, you have one dollar on each therefore 1 x 16 = 16 minus the \$5 bet = \$11 (still up to win)

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1 Use the same keys WITHOUT ADDING THE BET

HORN HIGH ACES:

11-5-2
Aces roll=11 x bet plus \$ amount on 2
Twelve rolls=5 x bet plus \$ amount on 12
3 or 11 roll: 2 x bet plus \$ amount on 3 or 11

HORN HI ACES – ACES ROLL (X11+) Aces roll – example: Let’s say the player bets \$5 horn hi aces, you have a \$4 horn bet plus an extra dollar on aces. If aces wins you have \$2 on it, therefore 31 x 2 = 62 minus the \$5 bet equals \$57.(still up to win again)

HORN HI ACES – 12 ROLLS (X5+) Twelve rolls  – example: Player bets \$5 horn high aces. It’s the same bet as above only this time the 12 rolls. You only have a dollar on 12, therefore 31 x 1 = 31 minus the \$5 bet = \$26. (still up to win again)

HORN HI ACES – ACE-DEUCE OR ELEVEN ROLL (X2+) 3 or 11 roll example: Player bets the same “\$5 horn high aces” again, you have a \$4 horn bet with an extra dollar on aces. This time 3 or 11 roll. Now they both pay 16 for 1, you have one dollar on each therefore 1 x 16 = 16 minus the \$5 bet = \$11 (still up to win)

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1 Use the same keys WITHOUT ADDING THE BET

Confused yet?…………….GOOD! WITH KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR FIRST NINE PROP BETS AND PAYOFFS, YOU CAN PAY ANY BET WITHOUT THE AID OF A PUSSY ‘KEY’

HORN HIGH ‘YO :

5-2 key
Eleven, Aces or Twelve roll = 5 x bet plus dollar amount on the number that rolled
Ace deuce rolls = 2 x bet plus dollar amount on ace deuce

HORN HI ‘YO’ – Eleven rolls = X5 plus. 11 rolls – example: Let’s say the player bets ” \$5 horn hi 11″, you have a \$4 horn bet plus an extra dollar on eleven. If 11 wins you have \$2 on it, therefore 16 x 2 = 32 minus the \$5 bet equals \$27.(still up to win again)

HORN HI ‘YO – 2 or 12 rolls = X5 plus.  2 or 12 rolls – example: Let’s say the player bets ” \$5 horn hi 11″, you have a \$4 horn bet plus an extra dollar on eleven. If 2 or 12 wins you have \$1 on it, therefore 31 x 1 = 31 minus the \$5 bet equals \$26.(still up to win again)

HORN HI 11 – ACE-DEUCE ROLLS = x2 plus. Ace Deuce rolls example: Player bets the same “\$5 horn high 11” again, you have a \$4 horn bet with an extra dollar on 11. This time the 3 rolls. Now it pays 16 for 1, you have one dollar on it therefore 1 x 16 = 16 minus the \$5 bet = \$11 (still up to win)

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1 Use the same keys WITHOUT ADDING THE BET

HORN HIGH ACE-DEUCE :

5-2 key
Ace deuce rolls = 5 x bet plus dollar amount on the number that rolled
Eleven rolls = 2 x bet plus dollar amount on ace deuce

HORN HI ‘ACE DEUCE’ – Eleven rolls = X5 plus. 3 rolls – example: Let’s say the player bets ” \$5 horn hi ace deuce”, you have a \$4 horn bet plus an extra dollar on ace deuce. If 3 wins you have \$2 on it, therefore 16 x 2 = 32 minus the \$5 bet equals \$27.(still up to win again)

HORN HI ‘ACE DEUCE’- 2 or 12 rolls = X5 plus. 2 or 12 rolls – example: Let’s say the player bets ” \$5 horn hi 11″, you have a \$4 horn bet plus an extra dollar on eleven. If 2 or 12 wins you have \$1 on it, therefore 31 x 1 = 31 minus the \$5 bet equals \$26.(still up to win again)

HORN HI ‘ACE DEUCE’ – ELEVEN ROLLS = x2 plus . Eleven rolls example: Player bets the same “\$5 horn high 11” again, you have a \$4 horn bet with an extra dollar on ace deuce. This time the 11 rolls. Now it pays 16 for 1, you have one dollar on it therefore 1 x 16 = 16 minus the \$5 bet = \$11 (still up to win)

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1 Use the same keys WITHOUT ADDING THE BET

WHIRL BETS

Also use the 5-2 key
Aces or Twelve roll =  5 x bet plus dollar amount on the number that rolled
Ace deuce or Eleven rolls = 2 x bet plus dollar amount on number that rolled
2 or 12 = 5x plus bet
3 or 11 = 2x plus bet
7 = PUSH

Example : \$15 whirl bet 2 or 12 roll:

15 x 5 = 75 + 3 = 78

Example : \$15 whirl bet 3 or 11 roll:

15 x 2 = 30 + 3 = 33

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1 Use the same key WITHOUT ADDING HALF THE BET

THREE WAY CRAPS

2 or 12 roll = 9x bet plus amount on bet
Ace deuce rolls = 4 x bet plus amount on bet

Example: \$12 three way craps 2 or 12 roll:

12 x 9 = 108 + 4 = 112

Example: \$12 three way craps 3 rolls:

12 x 4 = 48 + 4 = 52

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1 Use the same keys WITHOUT ADDING THE BET

HORN BETS

Here’s another stupid key.

The low side as we call it is the 16 for 1 payoff (3 & 11)
The high side is considered 31 for 1 (2 & 12)

Low side = 3 x bet
High side = 7 x bet less 1/4

Example: \$4 horn bet – 3 or 11 rolls

4 x 3 = 12 (16- 4 = 12)

Example: \$4 horn bet – 2 or 12 roll

4 x 7 – 1 = 27

4 x 7 = 28, less 1/4 of \$4 horn bet (\$1) = 27

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1.Low side = 3 x bet less 1/4 & High side = 6 1/2 x bet

BREAKAGE HORN BETS

Some casinos will allow a breakage prop bet, meaning the player bet an incorrect unit that can’t be paid to the penny.(dollar game)

Example: a \$5 horn bet divided by 4 = \$1.25 on each number

If the low side hits, = \$5 x 3 = \$15, the player is safe however if the high side hits 1.25 x 31 = 38.75 (-\$5 bet) = 33.75 then the player gets \$33 instead of 33.75

Remedy? Absolutely! That’s why I’m here. Low side payoffs on any horn bet = 3 x bet

Breakage or not

High side breakage payoffs 31 for 1

\$5 = 33
\$10 = 67
\$15 = 101
\$25 = 168
\$50 = 337
\$75 = ???

Stop right here, any moron that doesn’t ask for a nickel to make this an \$80 horn should be shot! 🙂

If your working with 30 for 1 and 15 for 1.Low side = 3 x bet less 1/4 & High side = 6 1/2 x bet

THE BOTTOM LINE

You can probably get away with knowledge of your first five bets as explained above. knowing the chart below will save you some time

16 for 131 for 1
25 = 40025 = 775
50 = 80050 = 1,550
75 = 120075 = 2,325

If your new to the game DON’T LEARN THEM ……….YET

Invariably with experience you will indeed learn prop keys, but in the beginning concentrate on the fundamentals of the game such as your hands and dealing procedures.

CRAPS IS A GAME OF HANDS! NOT KEYS!

Memorize the ‘first nine’ rates of return on each bet offered on a craps table. Learning this theory of the ‘first nine’ will enable you to learn such games as roulette which also use this same theory of mathematical breakdown.