Craps Strategies

Learn to Play Craps – Pointers and Strategies: The Past of Craps

by Aden on Sep.18, 2022, under Craps

Be smart, play brilliant, and discover how to play craps the right way!

Games that use dice and the dice themselves goes back to the Middle Eastern Crusades, but current craps is only about a century old. Modern craps come about from the old Anglo game called Hazard. No one knows for sure the beginnings of the game, although Hazard is believed to have been created by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, around the twelfth century. It is supposed that Sir William’s knights bet on Hazard during a blockade on the citadel Hazarth in 1125 AD. The title Hazard was derived from the castle’s name.

Early French colonists imported the game Hazard to Acadia. In the 1700s, when exiled by the British, the French moved south and settled in southern Louisiana where they a while later became Cajuns. When they fled Acadia, they brought their favored game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns modernized the game and made it more mathematically fair. It is said that the Cajuns altered the name to craps, which was gotten from the term for the bad luck toss of two in the game of Hazard, recognized as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game moved to the Mississippi riverboats and throughout the nation. A few consider the dice maker John H. Winn as the founder of modern craps. In the early 1900s, Winn assembled the modern craps layout. He created the Don’t Pass line so gamblers can wager on the dice to lose. Afterwords, he created the spots for Place bets and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.


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