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Last Updated: December 3, 2017

Props and Hops

Introduction

Props and Hops is a craps variant that got its debut at the Sugar House casino in Pennsylvania in 2014. It is pretty much the game of craps with all the best bets removed leaving only the sucker bets. The name is a play on words, referring to "prop" bets and "hop" bets. Hop bets are a long-shot bet in craps on a specific dice roll, like 1-6 or 5-5.

Rules



Following is a list of the bets available. All bets resolve in a single roll. Pays are shown on a "to one" basis.

  • Field — Pays 2-1 on a total of 2 or 12, 1-1 on totals of 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 and loses on all others.
  • Hard hops — Pays 30-1 on any specific double, for example 1-1 or 4-4.
  • Easy hops — Pays 15-1 on any specific combination of two different faces, for example 1-3 or 4-5.
  • Any seven — This single-roll bet pays 4-1 on a total of 7.
  • Any double — This single-roll bet pays 4-1 on a double.
  • Any craps — This single-roll bet pays 7-1 on a total of 2, 3, or 12.

Analysis



The following table shows my analysis of the Field bet. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 5.56%.

Field Bet Analysis

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
2, 12 2 2 0.055556 0.111111
3, 4, 9, 10, 11 1 14 0.388889 0.388889
5 to 8 -1 20 0.555556 -0.555556
Total 36 1.000000 -0.055556


The following table shows my analysis of the Any Seven bet. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 16.67%.

Any Seven Bet Analysis

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
7 4 6 0.166667 0.666667
All other -1 30 0.833333 -0.833333
Total 36 1.000000 -0.166667


The following table shows my analysis of the Any Double bet. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 16.67%.

Any Double Bet Analysis

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Any double 4 6 0.166667 0.666667
All other -1 30 0.833333 -0.833333
Total 36 1.000000 -0.166667


The following table shows my analysis of all hard hop bets. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 13.89%.

Hard Hops

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Win 30 1 0.027778 0.833333
Loss -1 35 0.972222 -0.972222
Total 36 1.000000 -0.138889


The following table shows my analysis of all easy hop bets. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 11.11%. The same odds would apply to the 11 bet.

Easy Hops

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Win 15 2 0.055556 0.833333
Loss -1 34 0.944444 -0.944444
Total 36 1.000000 -0.111111


The following table shows my analysis of the Any Craps bet. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 11.11%.

Any Craps Bet Analysis

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
2, 3, or 12 7 4 0.111111 0.777778
4 to 11 -1 32 0.888889 -0.888889
Total 36 1.000000 -0.111111




Discussion about Props and Hops in my forum at Wizard of Vegas.

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Written by: Michael Shackleford

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