Craps get started?
Craps started as a dice game called “Hazard”,
which dates back to Bernard de Mandeville in New Orleans in 1813. Hazard is
thought to be a descendant of Azzahr, meaning 'the die'-a game played by Arabs.
The game evolved as it traveled from the Arab countries to France and then
England. By the early 1700s, formal rules for Hazard had been established.
France adopted the English version of Hazard and
is thought to have been brought to America by early French settlers. In the
mid-1700s, when the English defeated the French in Canada, the French settlers
relocated to Louisiana. The game of dice was played on river boats, clubs and
wharfs and a simplified 'American' version of craps was developed.
The game moved West along with the frontier and
is a popular game today that is played all over the United States and around the
world. Although Craps is considered to be a difficult game to learn and
understand, it is getting more popular.
In bank craps, which is the common game, played
in casinos, the casino banks the game. The players play against the house and
the casino covers all of the bets of all of the players. Poker and Black jack
became more popular over the years and has since surpassed craps. However, craps
is seeing a come back in popularity once again in online and land based casinos.
Whenever you hear shouting going on in a land
based casino, it’ll sound like a party is going on, and that’s because you’re
playing along with others. The idea of craps being a team effort is what appeals
to many people, however for others; the essence of the game is to make money,
and lots of it. At a craps table, it is possible to make quite a lot of money
Craps looks like a difficult game to grasp
however once you understand the concepts of craps and you get the hang of the
game; it is quite easy to follow. When playing online, it’s quite different as
you’re not playing in a group but rather just against the house. The rules are
the same but the action may be different. To some, it’s more exciting as they
are just focused on the money, and the skill in attaining the money.