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Be a Master of Craps – Hints and Strategies: The Background of Craps
January 26th, 2016 by Gina

Be smart, play cunning, and pickup craps the proper way!

Dice and dice games goes all the way back to the Crusades, but modern craps is approximately one hundred years old. Current craps developed from the ancient English game called Hazard. No one absolutely knows the beginnings of the game, but Hazard is believed to have been invented by the Englishman, Sir William of Tyre, sometime in the twelfth century. It is supposed that Sir William’s paladins bet on Hazard through a blockade on the fortress Hazarth in 1125 AD. The title Hazard was gotten from the fortification’s name.

Early French colonizers brought the game Hazard to Canada. In the 18th century, when expelled by the English, the French relocated down south and settled in the south of Louisiana where they at a later time became Cajuns. When they were driven out of Acadia, they took their best-loved 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 was gotten from the name of the bad luck toss of two in the game of Hazard, recognized as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game moved to the Mississippi river boats and throughout the country. Many acknowledge the dice builder John H. Winn as the founder of modern craps. In the early 1900s, Winn created the current craps layout. He added the Do not Pass line so gamblers could bet on the dice to not win. At another time, he invented the spaces for Place wagers and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.


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