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Become Versed in Craps – Hints and Plans: The Past of Craps
September 19th, 2019 by Aliyah

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

Dice and dice games date all the way back to the Crusades, but current craps is just about a century old. Modern craps formed from the ancient English game called Hazard. No one knows for sure the ancestry of the game, although Hazard is said to have been invented by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, sometime in the 12th century. It’s presumed that Sir William’s horsemen played Hazard through a blockade on the fortification Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was derived from the fortification’s name.

Early French settlers imported the game Hazard to Nova Scotia. In the 18th century, when banished by the British, the French headed south and found sanctuary in southern Louisiana where they after a while became known as Cajuns. When they were driven out of Acadia, they took their preferred game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns simplified the game and made it mathematically fair. It is said that the Cajuns changed the name to craps, which was gotten from the name of the losing toss of 2 in the game of Hazard, recognized as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game extended to the Mississippi scows and throughout the country. A great many consider the dice maker John H. Winn as the founder of current craps. In 1907, Winn created the current craps layout. He created the Do not Pass line so players could bet on the dice to not win. Afterwords, he created the spots for Place wagers and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.


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