Craps Strategies

Master Craps – Pointers and Techniques: The Past of Craps

by Aden on Oct.01, 2021, under Craps

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Games that use dice and the dice themselves date back to the Crusades, but current craps is only about one hundred years old. Modern craps developed from the old Anglo game referred to as Hazard. Nobody absolutely knows the origin of the game, however Hazard is believed to have been invented by the Englishman, Sir William of Tyre, around the 12th century. It is believed that Sir William’s knights wagered on Hazard through a siege on the citadel Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was derived from the fortification’s name.

Early French settlers brought the game Hazard to Nova Scotia. In the 18th century, when banished by the British, the French relocated down south and settled in the south of Louisiana where they after a while became known as Cajuns. When they departed Acadia, they took their preferred game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns modernized the game and made it more mathematically fair. It is believed that the Cajuns altered the name to craps, which is acquired from the name of the bad luck throw of snake-eyes in the game of Hazard, recognized as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game migrated to the Mississippi riverboats and all over the nation. A good many acknowledge the dice builder John H. Winn as the founder of current craps. In the early 1900s, Winn created the current craps layout. He put in place the Do not Pass line so players could bet on the dice to not win. Afterwords, he designed the boxes for Place bets and added the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.


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