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Pickup Craps – Pointers and Tactics: The Background of Craps

October 3rd, 2017 at 20:25

Be brilliant, play cunning, and discover how to play craps the proper way!

Dice and dice games date back to the Middle Eastern Crusades, but modern craps is approximately a century old. Current craps evolved from the 12th Century English game called Hazard. No one knows for sure the ancestry of the game, however Hazard is believed to have been invented by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, around the 12th century. It is presumed that Sir William’s horsemen enjoyed Hazard through a blockade on the fortification Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was gotten from the castle’s name.

Early French colonists brought the game Hazard to Canada. In the 1700s, when exiled by the English, the French headed south and located refuge in the south of Louisiana where they a while later became Cajuns. When they left Acadia, they took their favorite game, Hazard, with them. The Cajuns simplified the game and made it mathematically fair. It’s said that the Cajuns adjusted the name to craps, which is derived from the term for the non-winning throw of two in the game of Hazard, recognized as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game extended to the Mississippi riverboats and all over the nation. A good many think the dice maker John H. Winn as the father of modern craps. In the early 1900s, Winn created the current craps layout. He added the Don’t Pass line so players could wager on the dice to lose. Later, he created the boxes for Place bets and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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