Craps Tips and Strategies for Beginners â€“ VI
The hardways bet is usually on the numbers 4, 6, 8, or 10. The term â€˜hardwaysâ€™ comes from â€˜hard wayâ€™: the hard way of getting an even number roll, which is by getting two equal values on both dice, e.g. 2 and 2, 4 and 4, and so on. When you roll numbers like that, the stickman calls out to let people know that the numbers have rolled the hard way, for instance, 8 hard. The hardways bets are usually at the central portion of the table, along with the proposition bets.
The hardways bets are considered standing bets because they â€˜standâ€™ till an outcome materializes. Therefore, what applies to other standing bets applies to the hardways bets as well â€“ you can make the bet, take it off, or change the amount. You can learn more about this bet through this short video.