Online Craps History

As a dice game, craps can be linked to gambling games that date as far back as Ancient Rome. Roman Legions were known to throw pig knucklebones that were shaped into cubes. In fact, it is entirely possible that craps can be linked to prehistoric times when storytellers would throw bones, sticks, stones and arrows on the ground to predict the future.

Online Craps Rules and Tips

Craps saw a surge in popularity once gambling was legalized in Nevada and with the advent of online casinos, the game online craps grew even more in popularity. It now became available and accessible to all types of people from all over the world. Craps is available at MansionCasino.com Canada and it can be enjoyed by simply downloading the online casino software and starting to play. Simply visit the Craps Rules page and the How to Play Craps page to familiarize yourself with the rules of the game and you will be set to play in no time.

Where Do Craps Come From?

Craps history may be able to be traced directly back to a game known as Hazard which was played in 1125 AD by Crusaders as they laid siege to the castle, Hazarth. The name "craps" is thought to have originated from the name "crabs" which was given to the losing throw of 2 in the game of Hazard. The English upper class and noblemen were known to play hazard and it was common in gambling houses in England in the 17th century.

The Development of Modern Craps

Craps history developed with the importing of the game to the US. The game spread to the South and Bernard de Mandeville modified the game in 1813 when he introduced it onto his riverboats on the Mississippi River. John H. Winn then modified the game once again and so was born the game of craps as we know it today.

Many versions of the current online craps game were played throughout history, long before online casinos were even a thought. At the time of the Second World War, for example, soldiers would enjoy this favoured pastime with nothing more than a pair of dice and an army blanket. Dating back even further, the crusaders played these now-popular casino games with even cruder instruments. The goal was always the same, though. Bet, roll, collect, and, of course, have fun! With modern technology advancing so rapidly, perhaps your favourite online casino will be hosting a new version of this time-honored game sometime in the future. In the meantime, read up on the rules of play for online craps, and as with all of our casino games, enjoy your time off the way you've always wanted.