How to play Craps – Craps is a game using two dice. The players make wagers on the roll of the dice, or a series of rolls. They wager money against each other. It can be played by single or multiple players.
The table is special because physical action is required to throw the dice. Players stand around a large oval table. Sitting in not encouraged, only for the infirm or disabled.
The History of casino craps may take us back to the Crusades. There was an early English game called Hazard from which it is thought to be derived from. Hazard has been dated back to the 14th century, it was mentioned in Chaucer’s popular Canterbury Tales. It was a game played with 2 dice.
The original game of Hazard was played for money as far back as 17th century at London’s Crockfords Club. The rules were very complicated but it still became a very popular table game.
Craps was derived from Hazard by simplifying the rules. It was influence by French gamblers wo took the game to France. The modern American version we now know as craps was taken to New Orleans Bernard Xavier Phillipe de Marigny de Mandeville. He was a gambler, a politician and a descendant of wealthy Louisianna landowners.