Learn to Play Craps – Tips and Strategies: The History of Craps


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Games that use dice and the dice themselves goes back to the Crusades, but current craps is approximately one hundred years old. Current craps formed from the ancient Anglo game called Hazard. No one absolutely knows the origin of the game, but Hazard is believed to have been made up by the Englishman, Sir William of Tyre, around the twelfth century. It’s presumed that Sir William’s soldiers gambled on Hazard through a siege on the citadel Hazarth in 1125 AD. The title Hazard was gotten from the citadel’s name.

Early French colonizers imported the game Hazard to Acadia. In the 1700s, when exiled by the British, the French relocated south and settled in the south of Louisiana where they a while later became known as Cajuns. When they left Acadia, they took their favored game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns streamlined the game and made it more mathematically fair. It’s said that the Cajuns adjusted the title to craps, which was gotten from the term for the non-winning toss of two in the game of Hazard, referred to as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game moved to the Mississippi river boats and all over the nation. A good many acknowledge the dice builder John H. Winn as the founder of modern craps. In 1907, Winn created the modern craps setup. He put in place the Don’t Pass line so gamblers could bet on the dice to lose. At another time, he developed the spaces for Place bets and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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