The Background of Craps

The history of Craps dates all the way back to a dice game referred to as Hazard, which dates all the way back to Bernard de Mandeville in New Orleans in Early 1800’s. Hazard is believed to be a byproduct of Azzahr, which means ‘the die’ a game enjoyed by Arabs.

The game developed as it spread out from the Arab territories to France and then to England. By the early 1700s, cultivated game rules for Hazard had been developed. France adopted the British version of Hazard and is assumed to have been imported to the new world by early French colonists. In the mid-Eighteenth century, when the English beat the French in Canada, the French colonizers relocated to Louisiana. Dice were played on river boats, clubs and wharfs and a streamlined ‘US’ variation of Craps was developed. The game moved west and is a popular game that is competed in all over the U.S. and all over the world.

The name ‘Craps’ is presumed to be a French expression of the phrase crabs, which alludes to a pair of ones. There are 2 general varieties of Craps that are wagered on-street Craps and bank Craps. Street caps, aptly called seeing as it is wagered on the streets is where a player sets a point and then attempts to acquire that point. The betting is made either with or against the player and somebody has to cover the bet in order for the craps game to carry on.

In bank Craps, which is the popular game, gambled on in casinos, the casino banks the casino game. The participants wager with the house-the casino covers all of the bets of all of the players. Craps was a very well-liked casino game but in the past twenty years had divided itself and other games, such as poker and blackjack became more popular. However, Craps is experiencing a come back in recognition once again in online casinos and in brink and mortar betting houses.

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