History of Craps
It is believed that the game which is been called craps today was known as hazard around two thousand years ago. This was basically a game of dice invented during Roman Empire. The six sided cube shaped dice was made by animal bones. There’s no more information about how they used to play or did that dice contained any number or not. But that was the very first dice involved in games.
Some says that this game was invented in 14th century and others say that it came into existence in 18th and 19th century. Hazards and today’s craps has many similar rules as 7 or 11 are winning numbers and the player lose at 2, 3 or 12.
Bernard de Mandeville was the person who changed the hazard game into craps. This game spread like fire in the United States. Some players took advantage of this game as it has fixed dice and betting system.
John Winn added a new type of bet to the game to solve this problem which was called “don’t pass”. The players use to bet against the person who throws the dice instead of dealer betting. Craps become one of the popular games in a little time. During World War II soldiers use to play this game for entertainment and gambling. Today it is played worldwide as it is pretty simple game. So go and enjoy this thrilling game of dice.
How to play Craps
Craps is one of the most popular games of casino. It is played by many people worldwide. Craps can be played online also. You need to understand the rules to play craps very carefully as without knowing them you cannot get success in this game.
Crap is a game played with a six sided dice. At one time only one player plays for one house. The player who rolls the dice is called the shooter. There are specific set of numbers that are required for getting the points by the shooter. If the shooter rolls the dice and gets numbers like two, three, nine, seven or eleven this means game is over. Numbers appear other than these are considered as points. This gives shooter a chance to roll the dice again.
There is mainly Pass Line and Don’t Pass Line bets. In Pass Line bet you win if you roll a seven or eleven. The Don’t pass line bet is opposite to pass line bet but the number 12 is considered as a tie. Rests of the bets are:
Field bets: If you roll five to eight you will rest you lose.
Place bets: In this you have to roll six or eight this is a very difficult bet as the chances of winning are very less.
Hardway Bet: In Hardway bet the shooter bets at double as if he bets 10 he has to roll 5 and its combination before rolling 6, 7 and 3.
The rules are however simple but you need to understand the game plan as there is a very thin line between winning and losing the game.