The World

People love to bet the Horn and the Horn Highs during the Comeout Roll. It’s a one-roll bet and the payoffs can be pretty good but, like most other bets, it falls prey to a roll of the 7. This is where the World, aka Whirl, comes into play. The World is a combination of a Horn and an Any 7.

* All payments are in terms of a nickel on the World

  • The World is a one roll bet

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

A $5 World

The World needs to be bet in increments of five-dollars. A $5 World is a $1 on each the Aces, Ace Deuce, Yo, Twelve and the Any 7. The minimum is five-dollars because you must put at least $1 on those five bets. You can also consider a $5 World to be a $4 Horn with $1 on the Any 7.

Split image. Top has $5 on the world. Bottom has $1 each on aces, ace deuce, yo, and twelve. Sign says $1 on each.

Placement of a World

I would say that the majority of Craps tables don’t have a picture of the World on them. The World is more of a bet that dealer and players know by heart. Example 2 shows one of the other ways I've seen a world set up on a table without the globe image.

Example 1
Blown up world image over the entire table and rail. Sections marked off 1-8 to show spots of players.
Example 2
Blown up world horizontal section over the entire table and rail. Sections marked off 1-8 to show spots of players.

What does the World Pay

Like all other Mulit-Bets, the World pays differently depending on what rolls. There are three options: the 7 rolls, the high side rolls (2, 12), or the low side rolls (3, 11).

Seven Rolls

When the 7 rolls the World is a push; it does not win or lose. It’s a push because the dollar bet on the Any Seven wins four dollars, and that four dollars pays for the rest of the losing bets in the World: the Aces, Ace Deuce, Yo and Twelve.

$1 bet on each aces, ace deuce, yo, and twelve. Bubble in corner with green dice showing 1-6. Sign says 4 - 4 = $0 push

Low Side (3,11) Rolls

The Low Side is considered the Ace Deuce or the Yo. When they hit for a dollar they pay $15 minus $4 (the rest of the other four losing bets) for a payment of $11.

Ace Deuce Rolls
$1 bet on each aces, ace deuce, yo, and twelve. Bubble in corner with green dice showing 1-2. Sign says 15 - 4 = $11 payment.
Yo Rolls
$1 bet on each aces, ace deuce, yo, and twelve. Bubble in corner with green dice showing 5-6. Sign says 15 - 4 = $11 payment.

High Side (2,12) Rolls

The two High Side numbers are the Aces and Twelve. When either of these numbers roll they pay $30 minus $4 (the rest of the other four losing bets) for a payment of $26.

Aces Roll
$1 bet on each aces, ace deuce, yo, and twelve. Bubble in corner with green dice showing 1-1. Sign says 30 - 4 = $26 payment
Twelve Rolls
$1 bet on each aces, ace deuce, yo, and twelve. Bubble in corner with green dice showing 6-6. Sign says 30 - 4 = $26 payment

Betting the World for the Dealers

Ideally, multiples of $5 would be best for the dealers. Anything less would be an improper bet than requires some odd math for the dealers and usually ends up getting rounded down.

Split image. $1 in the middle of horizontal world section on left. $1 in the middle of image world section on right.

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