Craps Strategies

Be a Master of Craps – Pointers and Strategies: The Past of Craps

by Aden on May.11, 2020, under Craps

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Dice and dice games date all the way back to the Crusades, but current craps is approximately one hundred years old. Modern craps developed from the ancient English game referred to as Hazard. Nobody absolutely knows the birth of the game, although Hazard is said to have been invented by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, in the twelfth century. It is believed that Sir William’s horsemen enjoyed Hazard amid a siege on the fortification Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was gotten from the castle’s name.

Early French colonists imported the game Hazard to Canada. In the 1700s, when driven away by the English, the French relocated down south and found refuge in the south of Louisiana where they eventually became known as Cajuns. When they fled Acadia, they took their best-loved 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 derived from the name of the non-winning toss of snake-eyes in the game of Hazard, recognized as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game migrated to the Mississippi river boats and throughout the country. A good many think the dice maker John H. Winn as the creator of modern craps. In the early 1900s, Winn built the modern craps layout. He put in place the Do not Pass line so players could wager on the dice to lose. Afterwords, he invented the spaces for Place bets and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.


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