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Pickup Craps – Tips and Strategies: The History of Craps

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Dice and dice games goes all the way back to the Crusades, but current craps is approximately 100 years old. Current craps formed from the old Anglo game referred to as Hazard. Nobody absolutely knows the birth of the game, but Hazard is believed to have been made up by the Anglo, Sir William of Tyre, around the 12th century. It’s presumed that Sir William’s paladins wagered on Hazard through a blockade on the fortress Hazarth in 1125 AD. The title Hazard was gotten from the fortress’s name.

Early French settlers imported the game Hazard to Acadia. In the 18th century, when displaced by the British, the French moved south and discovered refuge in the south of Louisiana where they at a later time became Cajuns. When they departed Acadia, they took their favorite game, Hazard, along. The Cajuns simplified the game and made it mathematically fair. It’s believed that the Cajuns changed the name to craps, which was gotten from the term for the bad luck throw of snake-eyes in the game of Hazard, recognized as "crabs."

From Louisiana, the game extended to the Mississippi river boats and across the nation. A great many think the dice builder John H. Winn as the founder of current craps. In 1907, Winn developed the current craps layout. He put in place the Do not Pass line so players can bet on the dice to not win. Later, he established the spaces for Place bets and put in place the Big 6, Big 8, and Hardways.

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