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Betting the World in Craps

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.

The World
Roll Pays Wins Loses
High Side 26:1 2 or 12 Any other number
Low Side 11:1 3 or 11 Any other number

*Payments are in terms of a $5 World bet.

  • The World is a one roll bet
The world
Up close overhead view of the world on the craps layout.

What Is a $5 World in Craps?

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 so the World needs to be bet in increments of five. You can also consider a $5 World to be a $4 Horn with $1 on the Any 7.

$5 world
Split image. On top is $5 on the world. On bottom is $1 each on the aces, ace deuce, yo, twelve, and the any seven.

Where Is Your World on the Craps Table?

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.

Placement of the World A
Overhead view of a blown up picture of a world and the craps table rail. There are eight colored spots on each the world and the rail that correspond with each other.
Placement of the World B
Overhead view of the center bar above the any seven on the craps table and the craps table rail. There are eight colored spots on each the bar and the rail that correspond with each other.

What Does a $5 World Pay on the Craps Table?

Like all other Multi-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 - Push

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 Payment - Seven Rolls
$1 on each the aces, ace deuce, yo, twelve, and the any seven. Two green dice show 1-6. A bubble reads push.

How Do You Bet 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.

Dealer world
Split image. On left is $1 in the middle of the proposition bar. On bottom is $1 in the middle of the world.