Hop Bets have every combination of the dice not including the Aces, Ace Deuce, Yo, and the Twelve. There are 17 different possible Hop bets as shown which are the possible combinations of the 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
|Hopping Hardways||30:1||2-2, 3-3, 4-4, or 5-5||Any other #|
|All Other Hops||15:1||Easy 4 & 10; Easy 6's , 7's, & 8's; 5's and 9's|
When you want to make a Hop bet, throw the bet to the Stickperson then tell them how much you want and on which one. E.g. Throw your money to the Stickperson and say “I’d like $1 each 6’s hopping” or “I want a $5 easy four hopping”. The Hop bet boxes are pretty small so the dealers try to use the corners of the boxes but really they do what they can and try to remember who’s bets belong to whom.
When you bet a Hop bet there are always two possible payouts. 30:1 and 15:1. The Hops that are pairs pay 30:1 which are: 2-2 (Hard Four), 3-3 (Hard Six), 4-4 (Hard Eight), and 5-5 (Hard Ten). They pay the most on the table because there is only one way to roll each of them. The rest of the combinations pay 15:1 because there are two ways to roll each of them.
There are several phrases you can use to tell a dealer you want to make a Hop bet.
For Any and All Hop Bets – You can refer to all of the Hop bets as if they were a two-digit number. E.g. if you wanted to bet a hop bet on the 5, specifically the 3-2 combination, you could tell the dealer “I would like thirty-two on the hop for $1.” When making a bet using a two-digit number you must make the bet using the larger number first: 6-4 would be said as “Sixty-four” as oppose to “Forty-six.”
Hopping Hard - Since there are only 4 possible Hop bets that can come the hard way, you only need to tell the dealer which Hardway you would like: “I would like a hopping hard 6 for $1.”
Hopping Easy - The 4, 6, 8, and 10 can be hopped 'easy' meaning the numbers will come NOT as a pair. E.g. “I would like to hop the easy 10 for $1.”
Since there are 17 different Hop Bets you can bet there are a lot of ways to bet them together but for the most part players stick to these most common ones.
There are 2 combinations for each the 4, 5, 9, and 10 so for $2 you can tell the dealers “I would like to hop the 4’s (or 5’s, or 9’s, or 10’s) for $1 each ($2 total).”
You can always bet the Hops for the dealers by throwing the money to the Stickperson and telling them which number(s) you would like to Hop for the dealers.
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