\ ˈkraps How to pronounce craps (audio) \

Definition of craps

1 : a gambling game played with two dice

Examples of craps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roulette and games played with dice, such as craps, would also be allowed under the proposal, which qualified for the ballot in May 2021 after collecting more than one million valid signatures. New York Times, 18 Jan. 2022 That agreement didn’t allow for sports gambling or craps and roulette, which are also part of the new agreement. Chris Perkins, sun-sentinel.com, 25 Nov. 2021 New games will include mini baccarat, craps and roulette. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2021 Seminole spokesman Gary Bitner said craps and roulette never started. Chris Perkins, sun-sentinel.com, 25 Nov. 2021 The initiative that has already earned a spot on next fall’s ballot would give tribes permission to offer roulette and games played with dice, such as craps, at their casinos. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2021 On a recent afternoon, the school was packed with students practicing flipping cards onto empty blackjack tables while others rolled dice at craps. Lucy Kafanov, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 Under the compact, the tribe would ultimately pay billions of dollars to the state because of sports betting and other benefits, such as being able to offer craps and roulette at tribal casinos. Dara Kam, sun-sentinel.com, 4 Dec. 2021 Under the 30-year compact, the Seminoles agreed to pay the state at least $2.5 billion over the first five years in exchange for controlling sports betting and being allowed to add craps and roulette to the tribe’s casino operations. Jim Saunders, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of craps

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for craps

Louisiana French, from French crabs, craps, from English crabs lowest throw at hazard, from plural of crab entry 1

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27 Jan 2022

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“Craps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/craps. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of craps

: a game played for money with two dice

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