Why Play Craps?
have been used as gambling devices for several thousand years.
Even the language of dice reflects its influence on
Caesar made his decision to take his army across the Rubicon in
defiance of the edicts of the Roman Senate,
he chose his response from the language of the dice player:
"Iacta alea est." The die is cast.
with dice is pervasive. It
has been found in almost every culture, from American Indians to
Greeks and Romans used dice made of bone or ivory; others used
dice made of bronze, onyx, alabaster, marble or even porcelain.
forms of dice were called "astragals" by the Greeks.
Usually made from the knucklebones of sheep they had only four
sides. Sliding these dice down their hands and across the top of
their fingers before tossing them, Greek women often used them
not only for gambling but as an implement in fortune telling.
Christ's time, the Romans played dice games.
During Christ's crucifixion, the Roman guards tossed the
bones playing for his clothing.
wrote that dice were used in Lydia in Asia Minor.
rulers would often encourage their people to play dice games in
times of famine to take their minds off of hunger.
Romans loved to play high stakes games.
Nero was an inveterate dice gambler.
Caligula would be considered a degenerate gambler if he
were alive today. He
frequently lost large amounts of money at dice.
He often resorted to seizing the property of his subjects
to pay his gambling debts.
That this resulted in death, enslavement or imprisonment
for his unfortunate victims apparently gave Caligula little
cause for concern.
soldiers and rulers were not the only ones who tossed the dice.
Paintings found in the buried ruins of Pompeii showed men
being kicked out of taverns over some dice dispute.
Dice playing was often associated with drunkenness and
various forms of unlawful behavior.
The Romans, in exasperation, finally banned dice games
except for during December, which being the month of Saturn, was
a time when all kinds of immoral behavior was expected,
including dice games.
American colonists found that Indians often played dice games.
The rattling and clicking noises made by dice were
usually accompanied by a frenzied atmosphere.
Toms-toms announced the beginning of each gambling bout,
and drums pounded incessantly all through the games which often
lasted for days. A
line from an old Indian song describes the fever of the games:
"I will go home if I am beaten, to get more articles
into their wagering, the Indians played a true "no
limits" game. An
early Jesuit explorer, Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix, in
describing the Hurons said:
"At this game, of which these people are fondest,
they sometimes lose their rest and in some measure their reason.
At the game they hazard all they possess, and many do not
leave till they are almost stripped quite naked and till they have
lost all they
have in their cabins.
have been know to stake their liberty for a time, which fully
proves their passion for this game, for there are no men in the
world more jealous of their liberty than savages."
is of American origin. Some
time after 1800 around New Orleans, the American Blacks begin
playing a version of the game, no doubt adapted from the English
game Hazard, which the French sometimes called craps.
New Orleans version of craps moved up the Mississippi on the
nineteenth century river boats.
By about 1890, the game began appearing in the form of
bank craps in some American casinos.
The big casino game at this time was Faro, and craps
did not become really popular until World War II after thousands
of GIs learned backroom craps or street craps.
great Chicago fire of 1891 might have been started because of a
craps game. The
usual story of the origin of the fire was that Mrs. O'Leary was
milking her cow when the cow kicked over a lantern and started
the fire. During
the trial, Mrs. O'Leary stated that she was not in the barn when
the fire broke out. In
1944 Louis Cohn told of the true origin of the fire.
He was winning a craps game in the barn and
got so excited that he kicked over the lantern.
craps, also called private craps, backroom craps or even back
alley craps, was where a lot of gamblers first cut their teeth.
craps always favors the wrong better who bets against the
shooter making his point. The
mathematics of dice favors the wrong bettor in any back alley
game. Most people
don't know this, and most players wouldn't change their betting
style if they did
why should you consider the craps game?
Certainly not because its origins are ancient.
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