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Learn to Play Craps – Pointers and Tactics: The Past of Craps

June 28th, 2020 at 1:25

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

Dice and dice games goes back to the Middle Eastern Crusades, but modern craps is approximately a century old. Modern craps formed from the 12th Century Anglo game referred to as Hazard. Nobody absolutely knows the ancestry of the game, but Hazard is believed to have been discovered by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, sometime in the twelfth century. It is believed that Sir William’s soldiers bet on Hazard through a siege on the castle Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was derived from the citadel’s name.

Early French colonizers imported the game Hazard to Nova Scotia. In the 18th century, when displaced by the British, the French moved south and located safety in the south of Louisiana where they at a later time became known as Cajuns. When they departed Acadia, they took their favored game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns simplified the game and made it fair mathematically. It is believed that the Cajuns changed the name to craps, which is derived from the name of the non-winning toss of snake-eyes in the game of Hazard, recognized as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game extended to the Mississippi river boats and all over the country. A good many think the dice maker John H. Winn as the father of modern craps. In the early 1900s, Winn designed the current craps setup. He put in place the Don’t Pass line so gamblers could wager on the dice to not win. At another time, he invented the boxes for Place bets and added the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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