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The History Of Craps

The history of Craps dates back to a dice game called Hazard, which dates back to Bernard de Mandeville in New Orleans in 1813. Hazard is thought to be a descendant of az-zahr, meaning ‘the die’ (the gaming die: al-, the + zahr, gaming die) - a game played by Arabs. The game evolved as it traveled from the Arab countries to France and then England. By the early 1700s, formal rules for Hazard had been established. France adopted the English version of Hazard and is thought to have been brought Read more [...]