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How to Play Craps

Craps the rules and how to play it

How to play crapsHow to Play Craps – The Basics

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.

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History of Casino Craps

The History of Casino Craps – How it all started

History of Casino CrapsThe 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.

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Rigged Dice

Rigged dice have been modified in a manner to increase the changes of it falling with a particular number on top

Rigged Dice

Rigged DiceThere is evidence that gambling started as long ago as 3000 BC. A pair of six-sided stone dice was discovered in an Egyptian tomb. Read more about the history of gambling.

Rigged dice are not really prevalent these days, especially in casinos. The dice you see in the image on the left are transparent so any tampering would be plain to see.

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