Craps Casino Game
by Adel Awwad
history of craps dates back to
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,
'the die'-a game played by Arabs.
game evolved as it traveled from
the Arab countries to France and then England. By the early 1700s,
rules for Hazard had been established. France adopted the English
of Hazard and is thought to have been brought to America by early
settlers. In the mid-1700s, when the English defeated the French in
the French settlers relocated to Louisiana. Dice were played on river
clubs and wharfs and a simplified 'American' version of craps was
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.
name 'craps' is believed to be
a French pronunciation of the word crabs, which means a pair of ones.
are two basic forms of craps that are played-street craps and bank
Street caps, aptly named because it is played on the streets is where a
shooter establishes a point and then tries to make that point. The
is made either for or against the shooter and someone must cover the
in order for the game to continue.
craps, which is the common
game, played in casinos, the casino banks the game. The players play
the house-the casino covers all of the bets of all of the players.
used to be a quite popular game but in the last 20 years had divided
and other games, such as poker and black jack became more popular.
craps is seeing a come back in popularity once again in online casinos
and in real casinos.
is based on a party at the
table. These are the players at the casino that you often hear shouting
at each other, at the table and dice-it's a team sport-you get to play
along with other players. The appeal of craps being a team effort is
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 playing. Craps can be a confusing game to play at
first sight. Craps looks like a difficult game to grasp however once
understand the concepts of craps and you get the hang of the game; it
quite easy to follow.