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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 back to Bernard de Mandeville in New Orleans in 1813. Hazard is believed to be a offshoot of Azzahr, meaning ‘the die’ a game played by Arabs.

The game developed as it traveled from the Arab regions to France and then to England. By the early 18th century, formal established rules for Hazard had been developed. France adopted the British variation of Hazard and is thought to have been brought to America by early French colonizers. In the mid-18th century, when the English beat the French in Canada, the French settlers relocated to Louisiana. Dice were enjoyed on river boats, clubs and wharfs and a modernized ‘American’ variation of Craps was developed. The game headed west and is a favored game that is participated in all over the United States and all over the world.

The name ‘Craps’ is considered to be a French enunciation of the term crabs, which means a pair of ‘1s’. There are two general kinds of Craps that are bet on-street Craps and casino Craps. Street caps, aptly named seeing as it’s bet on the streets is where a tosser establishes a point and then tries to make that point. The betting is made either with or opposed to the hurler and somebody has to cover the wager in order for the game of craps to go ahead.

In casino Craps, which is the familiar game, bet on in casinos, the casino backs the game. The players bet against the casino-the house covers all of the bets of all of the players. Craps once was a very popular casino game but in the last twenty years had divided itself and different games, like poker and black jack became even more well-known. However, Craps is experiencing a surge in popularity once again in web casinos and in brink and mortar casinos.

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