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. By betting the Any 7 as part of the World, you offset losing when a 7 rolls.
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.
Placement of the 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 has been understood among craps players and dealers. It’s widely accepted as a bet like any other bet written on the table. For this reason I will show you the placement of a World as if the image was on the table and I will show you the placement as I have ever used it, as a space above the Any 7.
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).
$5 World and the 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.
$5 World and the Low Side 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
$5 World and the High Side 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.
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 ends up getting rounded down.