Craps was originally played and still played in side-streets and allies with players crouched down over the game and enjoy...
The game of craps was created by simplifying the Old English game, hazard. The history of the game of craps is somewhat complicated and dates back to ancient Egypt where games of dice where commonly played. It is said by gambling experts that craps originated during the Crusades and was later transformed by French gamblers. Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville brought the game to Louisiana. Due to few flaws in the Bernard’s version of the game, John H. Winn edited the pastime with the rule of “don’t pass” so that the game could not be exploited by players. This version of craps is still used today. Winn also designed the tables and layouts of the game.
Craps was originally played and still played in side-streets and allies with players crouched down over the game. The dice in street craps are thrown against a curb, stair-stoop, or without a stop of any sort. The game grew in popularity amongst soldiers during World War II. The soldiers would use an army blanket as a shooting surface for the dice.
Throughout the history of craps, there have been three versions of the game that have been created and are still played today:
1.Bank Craps: This version of the game is played in traditional casinos and online casinos today. The game is referred to as a “bank” for the simple fact that the casino “banks’ or covers the bets made by the players.
2.Street Craps: This version of the game is not played in any casino; it is the informal version of the game that is played in the streets. The shooter ascertains on a point, if not seven, and bets are wagered on whether or not the whether or not the shooter will roll the point. The shooter, in this case, is the bank and must be able to cover or “fade” the bet.
3.Online Craps: This version of the game is extremely similar to banks but takes place online in an online casino instead of a traditional casino.