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#4 – Craps Bets: So Many Ways to Win

Posted by Megan On April 8th

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This is the 4th tip in our eBook How to Play Craps – 11 Rolls to Win.

Have you ever heard the phrase “You have to play to win?”

Well, get ready to roll! It’s easy to play once you know the basic craps bets. There are more than 40 different types of craps bets, but don’t be alarmed, we are only going to cover the basic bets which get you started.

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This is the 1st tip in the “How to Play Craps – 11 Rolls to Win” eBook.

When did the game of craps bounce into history?

There are some differing opinions as to where craps originated, but please read for yourself and decide.

Some say that the game of craps was invented by Sir William of Tyre during the crusades in 1125 AD. Sir William and his men came upon a castle by the name of “Asart” or Hazarth. The crusaders were in need of entertainment while they were laying siege to the castle Hazard. Therefore, the dice game they played became known as “Hazard” derived from the castle name.

However, the controversy begins…others believe that Hazard (or the game of craps as we know it) originated from an Arabic dice game called “Al Zar”, which means “dice” in Arabic. Some believe that even before the 12th century, the game migrated to Europe with the help of merchants. In 2600BC, there has also been evidence that dice games were played in Egypt which may prove that the games originated in the Arabic world.

Enough proof to make your decision yet? Here’s some more information to consider.

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