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Become Versed in Craps – Pointers and Techniques: The History of Craps

May 12th, 2017 at 16:25

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Dice and dice games date all the way back to the Middle Eastern Crusades, but modern craps is just about 100 years old. Modern craps developed from the 12th Century Anglo game called Hazard. No one knows for certain the ancestry of the game, although Hazard is believed to have been discovered by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, around the 12th century. It is supposed that Sir William’s knights wagered on Hazard amid a blockade on the fortification Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was derived from the citadel’s name.

Early French colonizers brought the game Hazard to Nova Scotia. In the 1700s, when driven away by the British, the French relocated down south and settled in the south of Louisiana where they after a while became known as Cajuns. When they left Acadia, they brought their favored game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns streamlined the game and made it more mathematically fair. It’s believed that the Cajuns adjusted the title to craps, which is gotten from the term for the bad luck toss of snake-eyes in the game of Hazard, referred to as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game moved to the Mississippi barges and throughout the country. Most acknowledge the dice maker John H. Winn as the creator of modern craps. In the early 1900s, Winn designed the current craps layout. He added the Do not Pass line so players can bet on the dice to lose. Later, he invented the spots for Place bets and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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