History of craps

The history of dice

Dice games and their usage for games of chance go back 5,000 years.

Some dice were found in Sumerian royal tombs in Ur (formerly Chaldea, today's Iraq). In Rome and in Ancient Greece, the dice used by Romans were cubic (6 sides). As is the case with our current dice game, the total points of two opposite sides was always 7 (1 + 6; 2 + 5; 3 + 4).

The dice - Combinations

Dice at craps are the same as those used in numerous other games. They are cubic and have six sides, numbered from 1 to 6.

The pair of dice is thrown by a player to make “the point”. Those dice are essential and have an impact on the unfolding of the game, since the sum of the two numbers creates a combination, which is very important for the gamblers. Indeed, they rely on the results to place their bets.

The craps table

Composition

If you want to play craps, you need to have a support: all the games are played on a table.

It has a specific shape that allows the players to bet and throw the dice comfortably. The coat is a felt layout and the table itself is rectangular, with higher sides all around.

The dealers

In order for the game to be played according to the rules, it is necessary to have dealers during a game of craps.

There are four of them around a so-called “normal” table. Each of them has a dedicated space and their roles are quite different.

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