Craps Origins Of The Game

Craps Origins Of The Game

Like most of the games of chance that have ancient origins, also the game of Craps has a history quite definite and clear.

There are two main theories regarding the creation, development and dissemination of this ancient game:

Richard Epstein’s theory;

The theory of Geoffrey W. Dibben.

the theory of the Roman Empire


Theory of Richard Epstein

According to this theory the game of Craps has its origins in the Middle Ages at the time was in fact invented a game called Venture which is the predecessor of the dice. The origin of the name is quite confusing: in English this game is called “Crabs” (= crab crabs), but may also derive from the French “Crapeaud” (crapeaud = frog).

The game would still geographical origin in Europe, and from there it would then spread to the United States.


Theory by Geoffrey W. Dibben

According to this theory, the game would rise instead to a previous era to the Middle Ages, and outside of the area which now forms part of Europe: the Arabs in fact spent their time playing with little numbered cubes called “Azzahr” (Azzahr nuts =) .

Through numeriose historical events, this game came first in France (where he was called Hasard), then in England around the middle of 1500 (where he acquired the name Hazard); here was also coined the term “Crabs”, which was attributed to the value lowest of the nut.

Later, around 1700 this game passed the ocean, spreading the French colony in North America (now Canada)


Theory of Roman


According to this theory the game of Craps has its origins in the era of the Roman Empire. Here the soldiers used pork bones work in the form of a cube as a hobby.