The Recorded History of Casino Craps

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The recorded history of Craps dates all the way back to a dice game called Hazard, which dates all the way back to Bernard de Mandeville in New Orleans in 1813. Hazard is thought to be a byproduct of Azzahr, meaning ‘the die’ a game played by Arabs.

The game evolved as it spread out from the Arab countries to Europe and then England. By the early 1700s, cultivated established rules for Hazard had been developed. France started playing the English version of Hazard and is assumed to have been imported to America by early French colonists. In the mid-Eighteenth century, when the English beat the French in British North America, the French colonists moved to Louisiana. Dice were enjoyed on river boats, clubs and wharfs and a streamlined ‘US’ variation of Craps was developed. The game moved west and is a favored game that is competed in all over the U.S. and around the world.

The name ‘Craps’ is considered to be a French enunciation of the word crabs, which means a pair of ones. There are 2 general forms of Craps that are wagered on-street Craps and bank Craps. Street caps, accurately named seeing as it’s played on the streets is where a tosser makes a point and then attempts to make that point. The betting is made either with or opposed to the shooter and another player has to cover the wager for the craps game to carry on.

In casino Craps, which is the popular game, gambled on in casinos, the betting house banks the game. The gamblers play against the casino-the casino covers all of the bets of all of the players. Craps was a quite well-liked game but in the past 20 years had split itself and different games, like poker and chemin de fer became even more well-liked. However, Craps is experiencing a come back in recognition once again in online betting houses and in real world betting houses.

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