Craps is a dice based game in which players place wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Unlike when playing slots, players may wager money against each other as in a street craps or a bank as in a casino craps. Street craps can be played anywhere because it requires little equipment. Craps is known as a game of high class and reputation, though the history of craps is on the murky side. Unlike its other counterparts, craps gambling stems to different origins.
Craps is considered to be developed from an old English game ‘hazard’. Its origins are complex and may date to the Crusades, later being influenced by French gamblers. What became the modern American version of the game was brought to New Orleans first by Bernard Xavier Philippe de marigny de Mandeville, scion of wealthy Louisiana landowners, who was a gambler and also politician. There was a pothole in Bernard’s version of the game in which players could exploit the casino using fixed dice and take advantage of the way players can place their bets with or against the dice thrower.
Later, John H. Winn introduced the “don’t pass” betting option in order to fix this and that version of craps is still used. The game was known as crapaud which means ‘toad’ in French, reportedly owes its modern popularity to it being spread through the African-American community. Craps has now gone online and can be enjoyed at online casinos.