The Recorded History of Craps

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The background of Craps dates all the way back to a dice game known as Hazard, which dates back to Bernard de Mandeville in New Orleans in Eightteen Thirteen. Hazard is thought to be a by-product of Azzahr, meaning ‘the die’ a game played by Arabs.

The game developed as it spread out from the Arab territories to Europe and then to the UK. By the early 18th century, cultivated game rules for Hazard had been developed. France started playing the British version of Hazard and is assumed to have been imported to America by early French settlers. In the mid-1700s, when the British defeated the French in Canada, the French colonists migrated to Louisiana. Dice were enjoyed on river boats, clubs and wharfs and a streamlined ‘US’ variation of Craps was created. The game moved west and is a popular game that is participated in all over the United States and around the world.

The name ‘Craps’ is believed to be a French expression of the phrase crabs, which alludes to a pair of ‘1s’. There are two general varieties of Craps that are gambled on-street Craps and casino Craps. Street caps, accurately called because it is gambled on the streets is where a player makes a point and then attempts to make that point. The betting is made either with or against the player and another player has to cover the bet in order for the game to continue.

In casino Craps, which is the accepted game, wagered on in casinos, the betting house backs the game. The participants bet against the house-the house covers all of the wagers of all of the players. Craps was a quite well-liked game but in the past 20 years had split itself and different games, like poker and twenty-one became more well-known. However, Craps is observing a surge in fame once again in web casinos and in real world casinos.

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