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Be a Master of Craps – Hints and Tactics: The Background of Craps

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Be cunning, play cunning, and pickup craps the ideal way!

Dice and dice games goes back to the Middle Eastern Crusades, but current craps is just about a century old. Current craps developed from the 12th Century Anglo game referred to as Hazard. No one absolutely knows the birth of the game, but Hazard is said to have been invented by the Englishman, Sir William of Tyre, in the twelfth century. It is supposed that Sir William’s horsemen wagered on Hazard through a siege on the citadel Hazarth in 1125 AD. The name Hazard was acquired from the fortress’s name.

Early French colonizers imported the game Hazard to Nova Scotia. In the 1700s, when banished by the English, the French moved down south and found refuge in the south of Louisiana where they eventually became Cajuns. When they left Acadia, they took their favorite game, Hazard, with them. The Cajuns broke down 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 throw of 2 in the game of Hazard, referred to as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game moved to the Mississippi scows and all over the nation. A great many acknowledge the dice maker John H. Winn as the father of modern craps. In the early 1900s, Winn created the modern craps setup. He appended the Do not Pass line so players could bet on the dice to lose. Later, he designed the boxes for Place wagers and added the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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