Craps is one of the oldest dice games. There are many variations available which contribute to how the game has evolved for modern players. We can trace the origin of the game when the dice had only two sides. This form is considered mystical, because it is very reliable because you only get two results. This form led to the stone results that many people still play with today.
The first form of dice we know of is actually a stick , on which symbols and sometimes numbers are engraved on it. Looking back it is clear that the materials used were the readily available ones such as shells, sticks, and natural stone to name a few. With the advent of tools and knowledge, these dice were then shaped from stone until we get the dal bones which are still available today. This was because it was easy to carve and mark, in later years several exotic dice were formed using ivory. Stone became less popular because people cheated by making the stone dice sliice made from animghtly rounded in some corners. This is why today’s dice have sharp edges, they are constantly replaced throughout the day to prevent the dice from breaking.
The numbers associated with dice can be traced back to Pakistan, in a recent discovery a collection of stones with the numbers 1 to 6 on them were found. The French version of the game known as Hazzard (Chance) is one of the popular versions of the game played for centuries. This game is usually played by soldiers who are bored while on the front line, the dice are light and easy to carry. The name Craps appeared in the 19th century when Mr John Winn (who was a dice maker) introduced the do not pass betting option to the game, the name itself comes from the old French word “crapaud” which means Toad, as English cannot understand they took the word it became Craps and that’s how the name came from.