Last Updated on 25 Jul 2024
Craps

Craps History

The origins of craps are not definitively known but it is believed to have originated from a dice game called Hazard. The game was developed in the United Kingdom by Sir William of Tyre in the 12th century. The game of Hazard eventually spread to France, where it was given the name crapaud (meaning "toad" in French). The game then made its way to the United States, where it became a popular game among African Americans in the early 19th century. In the early 20th century, the game of craps began to be standardized and was released in gambling establishments. The game is now played in casinos all over the world.

Craps Rules

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The shooter (the player rolling the dice) must place a bet on the Pass Line or Don’t Pass Line.
2
The shooter then rolls the dice. If the total is 2, 3, or 12 (craps), the shooter loses his bet. If the total is 7 or 11 (natural), the shooter wins his bet.
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If the total of the dice is any other number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10), that number becomes the point. The shooter then continues to roll the dice until either the point is rolled again, in which case the shooter wins, or a 7 is rolled, in which case the shooter loses.
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Once the shooter has won or lost, the dice pass to the next player and the game begins again.
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The shooter must roll the dice with one hand and must hit the back wall of the craps table with both dice.