Craps Game HistoryCraps is one of the most popular and enjoyable casino games. It’s a dice game that you can play against the banks or other players. Coming back from the 12th century from the Arabic game with dice called “Al-Zahr” we now have the opportunity to play Craps.
In this dice game, the players make bets on the outcome of the roll or a series of rolls from the pair of dice. In the first time players wager money against each other than when the game started to be played at casinos the players had a chance to bet their money against the bank (also known as “table Craps”).
When English crusaders brought the game to Europe it was known as “hazard”. This game of dice had immense popularity in Western Europe, especially France. In the 18th century, French sailors introduced the game of “hazard” for the first time in America more precisely in New Orleans.
A dice roll of two was called crabs by the French sailors, but for the people from New Orleans who watched the game with curiosity, the word crabs sounded more like craps and so the name of the game was created.
At first, it was played on the streets using the stair-stoop of the sidewalk as a backstop, or without a backstop depending on the choice of the players where they usually crouched over a sidewalk.
This is why the French used their word crapaud that means toad as the resemblance of the crouched players. With the rise of Las Vegas gambling establishments in the 20th century came the popularization of craps. For a beginner in a casino, craps can be an intimidating game.
At the first glance, the table has about a hundred different kinds of bets, alongside the players who are shouting commands as to what seems like a foreign language and on top of all these things the pace of the game is too fast for even asking a question.