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Become Versed in Craps – Hints and Tactics: The Past of Craps

November 10th, 2017 at 23:25

Be smart, play cunning, and learn how to play craps the correct way!

Games that use dice and the dice themselves goes all the way back to the Crusades, but modern craps is approximately one hundred years old. Current craps come about from the 12th Century English game called Hazard. Nobody knows for certain the origin of the game, however Hazard is believed to have been created by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, around the 12th century. It’s presumed that Sir William’s soldiers played Hazard during a siege on the fortification Hazarth in 1125 AD. The title Hazard was derived from the castle’s name.

Early French colonists imported the game Hazard to Canada. In the 1700s, when exiled by the British, the French headed south and found refuge in the south of Louisiana where they eventually became Cajuns. When they departed Acadia, they brought their favorite game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns streamlined the game and made it fair mathematically. It’s believed that the Cajuns altered the name to craps, which is derived from the name of the non-winning throw of 2 in the game of Hazard, referred to as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game migrated to the Mississippi river boats and throughout the nation. A good many acknowledge the dice builder John H. Winn as the father of modern craps. In the early 1900s, Winn assembled the current craps setup. He appended the Do not Pass line so players can bet on the dice to lose. Afterwords, he developed the boxes for Place wagers and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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