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Master Craps – Tips and Tactics: The History of Craps

December 28th, 2017 at 17:25

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Games that use dice and the dice themselves date back to the Crusades, but modern craps is approximately 100 years old. Current craps evolved from the old Anglo game called Hazard. No one absolutely knows the origin of the game, although Hazard is believed to have been discovered by the Englishman, Sir William of Tyre, around the twelfth century. It’s presumed that Sir William’s horsemen wagered on Hazard during a siege on the fortification Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was acquired from the fortress’s name.

Early French settlers imported the game Hazard to Nova Scotia. In the 1700s, when expelled by the English, the French moved south and discovered sanctuary in southern Louisiana where they after a while became Cajuns. When they left Acadia, they took their favored game, Hazard, with them. The Cajuns modernized the game and made it fair mathematically. It’s believed that the Cajuns altered the title to craps, which was acquired from the term for the losing throw of snake-eyes in the game of Hazard, known as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game migrated to the Mississippi barges and throughout the nation. A good many consider the dice maker John H. Winn as the founder of modern craps. In 1907, Winn assembled the modern craps layout. He created the Don’t Pass line so players could wager on the dice to not win. Afterwords, he invented the boxes for Place wagers and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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