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Master Craps – Pointers and Schemes: The Past of Craps

November 12th, 2015 at 2:21

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Dice and dice games goes all the way back to the Middle Eastern Crusades, but modern craps is only about a century old. Current craps evolved from the 12th Century Anglo game called Hazard. Nobody absolutely knows the origin of the game, although Hazard is believed to have been created by the Englishman, Sir William of Tyre, around the twelfth century. It’s supposed that Sir William’s paladins played Hazard amid a siege on the citadel Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was derived from the fortification’s name.

Early French colonists brought the game Hazard to Canada. In the 1700s, when displaced by the English, the French moved down south and located refuge in southern Louisiana where they eventually became Cajuns. When they fled Acadia, they brought their favored game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns simplified the game and made it more mathematically fair. It is said that the Cajuns adjusted the title to craps, which is derived from the term for the bad luck throw of two in the game of Hazard, known as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game moved to the Mississippi riverboats and all over the nation. A good many think the dice maker John H. Winn as the creator of current craps. In 1907, Winn created the modern craps layout. He created the Do not Pass line so players can wager on the dice to lose. Afterwords, he established the spots for Place wagers and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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