Betting Hop Bets in Craps

Hop Bets have every combination of the dice not including the Aces, Ace Deuce, Yo, and the Twelve. There are 1navifferent possible Hop bets as shown which are the possible combinations of the 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

Hop Bets
Roll Pays Wins Loses
Hopping Hardways 30:1 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5 Any other number
All Other Hops 15:1 Easy 4's, 6's, 8's, 10's, 5's, 9,'s, and 7's Any other number
  • All the Hops are one roll bets
Hop bets
Up close image of the hop bets.

Where Are Your Hop Bets on the Craps Table?

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.

Placement of the hops
Up close view of four hop bets and the rail of the craps table. There are four colored spots that correspend with each other.

What Do Hop Bets Pay on a Craps Game?

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.

Low Side Hop Bet Payment
$3 on the hop 4-2. Two green dice show 4-2. Bubble reads $45 payment.
High Side Hop Bet Payment
$2 on the hop 4-4. Two green dice show 4-4. Bubble reads $60 payment.

What Kind of Hop Bet Terminology Is Used in Craps?

There are several phrases you can use to tell a dealer you want to make a Hop bet.

  • Hop the _____ - "I would like to hop the thirty-two for a dollar."
  • Hopping _____ - "I would like a hopping hard-eight for a dollar"
  • _____ on the Hop - "I would like the sixty-four on the Hop for a dollar."

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 should 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.”

What Are Some Common Multi-Bets for Hops in Craps?

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.

Two Number Hop Bets

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).”

Two number hops
An outlined view of the hopping 4's, hopping 5's, hopping 9's, and hopping 10's.

Three Number Hop Bets

There are 3 combinations for each the 6, 7, and 8 so for $3 you can tell the dealers “I would like 6’s (or 7’s, or 8’s) on the hop for $1 each ($3 total).”

Three number hops
An outlined view of the hopping 7's, hopping 6's, and hopping 8's.

Four Number Hop Bet

There are four different hopping hardways so you can tell the dealer “I would like the hopping hardways for $1 each ($4 total).”

Four number hop bet
An outlined view of the four hopping hardways.

How Do You Bet the Hops for the Dealers in Craps?

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.

Dealer hop bet
$1 in the middle of the hopping 4-2.