Sic Bo is a traditional Chinese game of dice that has found its way into the gaming halls and parlours of popular land based casinos. This game has become so popular that it is offered as an online game in almost every online casino on the internet today.
When the game was first played in China, the dice were usually placed on a plate and then concealed by a bowl, which was then shaken and opened to show the outcome. However in many modern casinos in the west, mechanical shaking is done and the result is inputted into to a computer, which is automatically lit when the winning combination comes up.
Understanding Sic Bo
Sic Bo is an Asian game and is translated as ‘dice pair’, although it is played with three dice on a special table in casinos. In the US, Sic Bo is one of the lesser known casino games, but it is a very popular game that is played in the casinos of Macao and in countries like Korea and Philippines. It is also known as “Dai Siu” which means “Big Small.” Sic Bo also has other variants like Chuck-a-Luck’ and Birdcage.
Sic Bo is one of the simplest online games and once you understand the basics of Sic Bo the game will be very easy to play. The objective of the game is to bet on the result of a roll of the dice and you can place three kinds of bets. You can place a single number bet, or a two number combination. In the latter case you are betting on the two dice combinations. A third kind of betting is three number wagers where you will be betting on the possible total of the numbers that may come up after it is rolled.
Sic Bo is played on a table that depicts the 50 bets allowed in easy to understand pictures along with their appropriate payout. Gamers can place their wagers on the correct portion of the gaming table once the wager is made, after which the dice are shaken and thrown.
When it comes to playing the game of Sic Bo online, players will have to select the chips that they wish to place, and put them on the appropriate place on the Sic Bo board. Once you are happy with your choices, you can click on the ‘roll’ button for the game will start.
Sic Bo Bets
Since this is a game of chance, the best Sic Bo strategy is found in playing with the odds. There is a bet called Small that pays out when you bet that the sum of the three dice will equal 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 excluding the same number on all 3 dice.
There is also one called Big that pays even money for players. When you play Big, you will be betting that the sum of the 3 dice will equal 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, or 17 excluding the same number on all 3 dice. When you play either Big or Small, the house has its least advantage of any Sic Bo play at almost 3 percent.