[Ads-l] Antedating of "Craps" (Game)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 11 19:45:18 EDT 2018

craps (game) (OED 1843)

1842 _Newark_ (N.J.) _Daily Advertiser_ 6 Dec. 1/2  The common game of _craps_ in New Orleans (resembling the English "hazard") has been pronounced gambling by the conviction of a noted house on the 25th ult.

Fred Shapiro

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