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Master Craps – Tips and Plans: The Past of Craps

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Be cunning, play brilliant, and learn how to play craps the proper way!

Games that use dice and the dice themselves goes back to the Middle Eastern Crusades, but modern craps is approximately a century old. Modern craps come about from the ancient English game referred to as Hazard. Nobody absolutely knows the birth of the game, but Hazard is believed to have been created by the Englishman, Sir William of Tyre, in the 12th century. It’s presumed that Sir William’s horsemen played Hazard amid a siege on the citadel Hazarth in 1125 AD. The title Hazard was derived from the citadel’s name.

Early French settlers imported the game Hazard to Canada. In the 1700s, when driven away by the English, the French moved south and settled in the south of Louisiana where they a while later became Cajuns. When they fled Acadia, they took their preferred game, Hazard, with them. The Cajuns streamlined the game and made it mathematically fair. It’s believed that the Cajuns adjusted the name to craps, which was gotten from the name of the bad luck throw of 2 in the game of Hazard, referred to as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game extended to the Mississippi barges and across the country. A good many acknowledge the dice maker John H. Winn as the founder of current craps. In 1907, Winn built the modern craps setup. He added the Do not Pass line so gamblers can wager on the dice to not win. Later, he invented the boxes for Place bets and added the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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