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Pickup Craps – Pointers and Strategies: The History of Craps

February 11th, 2016 at 8:21

Be cunning, play cunning, and become versed in craps the right way!

Dice and dice games date back to the Crusades, but current craps is only about a century old. Current craps evolved from the 12th Century English game called Hazard. No one absolutely knows the birth of the game, although Hazard is believed to have been created by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, around the 12th century. It is supposed that Sir William’s soldiers wagered on Hazard through a siege on the citadel Hazarth in 1125 AD. The title Hazard was gotten from the castle’s name.

Early French colonizers imported the game Hazard to Nova Scotia. In the 1700s, when displaced by the British, the French relocated south and settled in the south of Louisiana where they eventually became known as Cajuns. When they were driven out of Acadia, they brought their favorite game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns simplified the game and made it fair mathematically. It is believed that the Cajuns adjusted the title to craps, which was gotten from the name of the non-winning toss of snake-eyes in the game of Hazard, referred to as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game moved to the Mississippi scows and across the country. A good many acknowledge the dice builder John H. Winn as the creator of current craps. In the early 1900s, Winn developed the modern craps setup. He added the Do not Pass line so gamblers can wager on the dice to not win. Later, he invented the boxes for Place wagers and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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