History of Craps
you get it together? Do you have your dice in control? Well, maybe not
with craps and that may be because craps is that wild, roaring, casino
hopping and dance drawing hall of a game.
Craps hails from the name of a game that is perhaps more fitting for
being one of the royals of
casino gaming. Craps closely resembles and
perhaps is a cousin of the ancient English game of Hazard.
If we go back as early as 1125 AD it was a time of the Crusades who had
laid siege on the castle called Hazarth. And so the game of Hazard is
supposed a corrupted form of what happened at that castle during this
Yet, linguists have a different interpretation. They believe that if you
take the meaning of the word Hazard (its root meaning) then you get the
word “the dice” from it. There are even references to this game in
Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, to give people a framework of
how popular it really was.
While this deems and remains a debatable subject it is craps we want to
know about. It took some time before craps actually evolved. However,
Hazard needed to expand its wings and when it did by making its debut in
France they changed the name of the game to Craps and all the more so
corrupting the rules of the game.
Yet, the throwing of two identical dice in the game of craps is a purely
American maneuver and invention by nature, which cannot be seen at all
in English or French history.
Other claim that craps’ first great adventure was crossing oceans on the
Mayflower when America’s first foreign settlers stepped onto its soil
from Britain and other parts of persecuted
Whatever craps consisted of back then was modified and beyond simplified
to become what it is today. Many believe in Cajun country of New Orleans
in Louisiana is where craps was evolved into what it is today.
The name of craps, although changed from the French crabs is also
believed to have originated from the name of Frenchman Johnny Crapaud
(Crap being French for toad), which many of his friends had given to him
as a nickname because of his love for amphibians.
The game made its debut across the country of
America through the
Mississippi riverboats and other members around the craps table
including a shooter, dealer and the guy who is in charge of the chips
protecting them from cheating thefts.
Due to 20th Century gambling and casino, a specific Craps bank was
developed with basic layout patterns and tables for payment.
Today Craps is the largest gambling game and venue in the history of the
world because in terms of money wagered it has received the most.
So, if you’re ready to play then take those two dice and roll away. You
may be rolling away into some big winnings that will never again allow
you to doubt the great