Craps is fun and lively casino game. It is unique in itself as the players themselves roll the dice and determine whether they win or lose. So it is a dice game in which players make wagers on the result of the dice roll. Players may wager money against each other known as “street craps”, or “shooting dice” or “rolling dice” or player can wager a bank known as “casino craps”, also known as “table craps”,
The game of Craps today that you see was developed from simplification of the early English game of “hazard”. Its origins are complex and may date to the Crusades, later being influenced by French gamblers. What was to become the modern American version of the game was brought to New Orleans by Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville, a gambler and politician descended from wealthy Louisiana landowners.
The game, first known as Crapaud, a French word meaning “toad” in reference to the original style of play by people crouched over a floor or sidewalk, reportedly owes its modern popularity to street craps. Street craps may be played by rolling the dice against a back-stop, such as a curb or stair-stoop, or without a back-stop, at the choice of the players.
During World War II, street-style craps became popular among soldiers, who often played it using an Army blanket as a shooting surface. With no backboard or sidewalk curb to hit against, this gave rise to presumed methods of dice control, of which the best was known as the “army blanket roll”.
Nowadays Craps is widely played in Casinos. Known as “Casino craps” or “bank craps” is a game played by multiple or a single player betting against a casino. One should be familiar about the game before playing Craps either live or online.