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Master Craps – Tricks and Tactics: The Background of Craps

November 18th, 2015 at 10:21

Be smart, play smart, and pickup craps the proper way!

Dice and dice games date all the way back to the Middle Eastern Crusades, but modern craps is just about one hundred years old. Current craps come about from the ancient Anglo game called Hazard. No one knows for certain the birth of the game, although Hazard is said to have been discovered by the Englishman, Sir William of Tyre, in the 12th century. It’s believed that Sir William’s paladins wagered on Hazard during a siege on the fortress Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was gotten from the fortification’s name.

Early French colonists brought the game Hazard to Acadia. In the 1700s, when exiled by the British, the French relocated down south and settled in the south of Louisiana where they a while later became known as Cajuns. When they were driven out of Acadia, they took their favorite game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns modernized the game and made it more mathematically fair. It is said that the Cajuns adjusted the name to craps, which is gotten from the name of the losing toss of two in the game of Hazard, referred to as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game moved to the Mississippi scows and all over the nation. Most think the dice maker John H. Winn as the founder of modern craps. In 1907, Winn created the modern craps setup. He put in place the Don’t Pass line so gamblers can bet on the dice to not win. Afterwords, he established the spaces for Place wagers and added the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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