Craps

Craps is a dice game. Those appeared at the beginning of mankind. Built by animal bones or pieces of wood such as oak, the dice are already in ancient Egypt more than 4600 years. In this article we are going to present the history of Craps.

As often happens to older games, Craps origins are obscure. Several theories exist as to its invention. For some, the game comes from a quite similar amusement, practiced under in the Roman Empire. At that time, the warriors were accustomed to carve pork bones into a cube. For fun between bouts, toss on a shield turned upside down and bet on the outcome.

For others, the Craps has many more sources earlier than the Middle Ages. Indeed, according to them, the Arabs practiced a game called Lazar, or die in Castilian, with numbered cubes. The game travels, thanks to the merchants, to the hex, even before the 12th century, when called Hazard.

In Great Britain, in the 17th and 18th centuries, the hazard is particularly appreciated. In the taverns popular in arcades finest high society: nobody keeps. In France, too, is very precious. To differentiate, is nicknamed crab (crab in French). This word designates a result of 2, the Hazard, which means that the player has lost. From Crabs the game will gradually lead to Craps, mid 19th century, the name under which is still practiced today.

The English and settlers bearing the Craps when installed south along the east coast of the United States. It is there that the game is simplified and transformed. Bernard de Mandeville, a resident of New Orleans, is known for bringing improvements in 1893. As for Poker, Craps is played much on the ships that cross the Mississippi. These Steamboats have played an important role in the democratization of the game in America by traveling around the country.

The game still has many imperfections, especially regarding betting rules. In early 19th century model, a passionate gambler named John Hwan find a way to bend these limits. For that, invents a new board game that has the option to come in, come online, and it's not over, do not pass line, for betting. With this innovation, the shooter is not the only one to bet. This invention helped the Craps would become even more famous and popular.