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  • Horn High Bet


    Same as a horn bet, except an additional bet is placed on one of the numbers. E.g. horn high 12 bets one unit each on the 2, 3 and 11, and 2 units on the 12.

  • Hard Hand


    Any hand where an ace cannot be valued as 11, e.g. A95. The opposite of a soft hand, e.g. A6.

    Antonym: Soft Hand

  • Hit Frequency


    Percentage of wins a machine gives. Assuming the same payout percentage, a machine with a lower hit frequency will give small wins less often and big wins more often than one with a high frequency.

  • Hardways Bet


    Betting that a number will be rolled with matching dice (e.g. each die showing 2 to make a 4), before the number is rolled another way (e.g. a 3 and a 1) or a 7 comes.

  • Hot Table


    A table where the players are winning.

  • Hopping Hardways


    A one-time bet that the next roll will be a hard way (22, 33, 44 or 55).

  • High Card

    Video Poker

    An ace or a face card (but not the 10) in video poker.

  • Horn Bet


    A one-time bet on 2, 3, 11 and 12. 2 and 12 pay 30 to 1, while 3 and 11 pay 15 to 1.

  • High-Low Bet


    In roulette, an even-money bet on either 1-18 (low) or 19-36 (high). In craps, a one-time bet on the 2 and 12 on the next roll.

  • House Advantage or House Edge


    The casino's advantage, derived from the rules and/or payouts.

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