The History of Casino Craps
February 23rd, 2010 by Aliyah
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The background of Craps dates all the way back to a dice game known as Hazard, which goes all the way back to Bernard de Mandeville in New Orleans in Early 1800’s. Hazard is believed to be a offshoot of Azzahr, meaning ‘the die’ a game enjoyed by Arabs.

The game evolved as it traveled from the Arab countries to Europe and then England. By the early 1700s, formal established rules for Hazard had been established. France adopted the English version of Hazard and is assumed to have been imported to America by early French colonizers. In the mid-Eighteenth century, when the British defeated the French in Canada, the French colonizers relocated to Louisiana. Dice were enjoyed on river boats, casinos and wharfs and a streamlined ‘American’ variation of Craps was developed. The game headed west and is a popular game that is played all over the United States and all over the world.

The name ‘Craps’ is believed to be a French enunciation of the word crabs, which means two ‘1s’. There are two basic varieties of Craps that are enjoyed-street Craps and bank Craps. Street caps, accurately named because it’s bet on the streets is where a shooter establishes a point and then attempts to acquire that point. The wagering is made either for or opposed to the player and another player has to cover the bet in order for the dice game to go ahead.

In bank Craps, which is the accepted game, gambled on in casinos, the casino banks the casino game. The players wager with the house-the casino covers all of the bets of all of the gamblers. Craps was a quite well-loved game but in the last 20 years had divided itself and different games, like poker and black jack became even more well-liked. However, Craps is observing a come back in popularity once again in internet casinos and in land based casinos.

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