Craps, history and rules
Craps, history and rules
History of Craps is as old as humanity itself. In fact, the evidence dice games are traceable since prehistoric times. The evolution of craps is then articulated over millennia, up to the present-day version of the game as we find in the casinos on the internet.
The history of craps is also partly shrouded in mystery: several fascinating theories have been elaborated on this, but the only point on which everyone agrees is the fact that craps landed in the United States from Europe, probably from France. However, the origin of the name “craps” is still uncertain. Some maintain that it comes from the French word “crapauds”, which literally means “toad” and refers to the curious position taken by the pitchers. Others believe that the name refers to the term “crabs eyes” (eyes of the crab), indicating a pair of one – in fact the eyes of the crab. Unfortunately the history of craps does not give us exact information on the etymology of the word. The evolution of craps over time has been particularly successful in the U.S., where the game came through migration from France. In New Orleans the game was particularly successful and it is from there that is running the craps game in time to get to the game as we know it today, with its rules and its probability. It was the American John H. Winn, in the early nineteenth century, to codify the craps introducing some elements destined to characterize the modern craps, as the pass line and do not pass line.
Craps in online casinos
Modern craps owes much of its global success to internet. It is thanks to casinos on the internet that has spread to the version of craps best known in the United States that played in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, the one that fascinates millions of gamers around the world and gives joys and pain in the launch of a simple nut. The history of craps online, unlike the traditional game of dice, is fairly recent, but it is likely that over the next few years the game increases the success achieved to date and confirms one of the casino games the most practiced in the world.
In craps, the shooter throws a pair of dice to establish a point – and the bets are made to see if the shooter may repeat the Point before a 7 is rolled. The series of throws to establish and repeat the point is called a round. Each round starts with a Come Out This’ roll where the shooter tries to establish the point. A pair of dice can make totals ranging from 2 () to 12 (), but only the totals of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 may be the point. The totals of 2 (snake eyes), of 3 (cross eyes) and 12 (box cars) are called craps, but a total of 7 or 11 is called a natural.
If in a come-out occurs as a result craps or a natural will ‘finished, whereas a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 establish the point to keep the game open. If the point is established, you enter the game in midgame and the shooter continues to roll the dice until rolling a point or a total of 7 – either of which will end the round.
There may be a series of throws between the Come Out roll and the end of the game. If a 7 comes before the Point, the shooter sevens out and the dice are passed to another player who starts the second round. On the other hand, if the shooter hits the Point, he or she may choose to keep rolling for the next round. One shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12 on Come Out roll craps out and passes the dice to the next player. Rolling a natural on Come Out (7 or 11) leaves the shooter of the dice for another Come Out
There is a variety of bets that can be made on each throw, some of which are in favor and others against a specific result. Some bets can stay on the table throughout the game, any bets can stay for more ’rounds and some may last only a single shot. All the variability makes craps interesting, fascinating and fun to play.
The best way to start playing craps is to bet on the Pass Line betting on the Come Out roll a 7 or 11 on Come Out make immediate winner, pays 1 to 1. If a point is established, then the pass line bet pays 1 to 1 if the Point is repeated before a 7.