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

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Jun 12 04:51:17 EDT 2018


Feb. 13 (Saturday), 1819

Columbian Museum and Savanna Daily Gazette, p. 2, col. e

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GAMING AT PARIS

The following detail on the Public Gaming Tables of Paris....

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1 do [ditto = Tables] of Craps.

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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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