Horn

The Horn is a $4 minimun bet. Instead of a player betting all four Straight Up bets one at a time, they created a bet called the Horn which is an equal amount on each of them.

  • The Horn is a one roll bet

  • Horns must be bet in multiples of $4

Overhead view of the horn area. There are no bets on the layout and the section is outlined with a drop shadow.

A $4 Horn

The most common amount bet on the Horn is $4 which is the same as $1 on each of the four Straight Up bets.

Split image. Top has $4 on the horn. Bottom has $1 each on the aces, ace deuce, yo, and twelve. Sign says same as.

Placement of a Horn

The Horn bet is divided into four quadrants, two for each side of the table. A total of 8 spaces.

Blown up horn section over the entire table and rail. Sections marked off 1-8 to show spots of players.

What does the Horn Pay

A Horn pays differently based on what rolls, 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.

$4 Horn Pays $12 or $27

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
$1 each on aces, aces deuce, yo, and twelve. Bubble in corner with two green dice showing 1-2. Sign says 15 - 3 = $12 payment.
$4 Horn on the high side pays $27
$1 each on aces, ace deuce, yo, and twelve. Bubble in corner with two green dice showing 6-6. Sign says 30 - 3 = $27 payment.

Low Side Pays 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.

$8 Horn on low side pays $24
$8 bet on the horn in spot 14. Sign says $8 x 3 = $24 payment.
$24 Horn on low side pays $72
$24 bet on the horn in spot 6. Sign says $24 x 3 = $72 payment.

High Side Pays 7x minus 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.

$8 Horn on high side pays $54
$8 bet on the horn in spot 3. Sign says 7x minus the 1/4 of the bet $56 - 2 = $54 payment.
$24 Horn on high side pays $162
$24 bet on the horn in spot 6. Sign says 7x minus the 1/4 of the bet $168 - 6 = $162 payment.

Betting the Horn for the Dealers

When a bet on the Horn comes in for the dealers it is placed in the middle of the Horn area. While a proper $4 would be best, any amount put on the Horn for the dealers is appreciated.

A $4 bet in the middle of the horn betting area.

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