## Sicbo

Sic Bo (BGaming) Review. Sic Bo (BGaming) from BGaming was presented to the gambling world on Feb 06, 2019. Players can play Sic Bo (BGaming) using their Desktop, Tablet, Mobile. Sic Bo (BGaming) payout percentage is 97.22%. You can play online using bets from $1 to $100 maximum. How to Play Sic Bo (BGaming) for Fun. Sic Bo, which means dice pair, is an ancient gambling game in China. It is very popular in Macau, while in the United States it is often found at Atlantic City casinos. The game uses three dice and it has quite different table layout. Sic Bo is based on luck and many experienced players have different tips for new players.

The game of Sic Bo has its roots in China. The words Sic Bo means a pair of dice. Sic Bo retains its originality and is played with three dice. According to history, the game of Sic Bo was played with some bricks. An overturned bowl and two plates are placed and the bricks are tumbled between them. This eventually transformed to cage shaker and dice. The dice version has become exceedingly popular in casinos today.

The ancient version of the game Sic Bo was also called Tai Sai meaning Lucky Dice. Sic Bo was called Hi Lo in Philippines. The game was also very popular in Macau and was called Dai Siu which means Big Small. The game of Sic Bo also bears resemblance to the English game of Grand Hazard.

Sic Bo was widely played in the southeast region especially China, Asia and Korea. Migration from one region to the other popularized the game in the west. Today Sic Bo is played in casinos all over the world.

## How you play Sic Bo

The players have to bet on the result of the three dice. There are multiple combinations that are possible. The outcome can include single numbers, two, or three kinds of numbers. Sic Bo pays high odds for a triple. The odds are as high as 180 to 1. If the bet is on a single dice, the payout is 1 to 1.

Payout is 1 to 1 if player opts for Small Bets and Big Bets. For small bets the sum of the three dice has to be between 4 and 10, while for the Big Bets the sum has to be between 11 and 17.

Modern Sic Bo is played on a special table that has the pictorial depiction of the 50 probable bets. Players have to place their bets on a chosen section of the table. The dealer tumbles the dice in a basket. The winning combinations are highlighted.

The winners are handed the payouts and the unsuccessful bets are removed. To make the game of Sic Bo fair, the dice are rolled on a cage shaped like an egg-timer. The results are displayed as the cage ceases to stop.

Sic Bo has excited people from the day it was invented. The lights, the color, and sounds draw people to the casinos. Sic Bo was so popular in ancient times that it was one of the Big Four Chinese games. It was categorized as a Fortune game. Ancient people used to test themselves rather than winning money, which is the prime motive these days.

## Rules of the Ancient Game of Sic Bo

Sic Bo originated in ancient China, and essentially means “dice pair”. Although Sic Bo is an interesting and enjoyable casino game, unfortunately, it has become one of the lesser known casino games. In this article, I’d like to discuss some of the specific rules and bets associated with the game of Sic Bo.

Sic Bo begins with the rolling of three dice. If players correctly guess the outcome of these dice, they win money corresponding to their particular bets. Winning bets include correctly guessing individual dice numbers, double dice numbers, triple dice numbers, the total sum of the three dice, etc.

After the three dice get shuffled and rolled around, they are then shown to the betting players. After the dealer enters the results, the winning combinations are then displayed on the large and colorful Sic Bo table. Lets take a closer look at some of the winning bets in the game of Sic Bo.

## Winning Bets In The Game Of Sic Bo

One To Six: Players may choose any individual number between 1 and 6. If the individual number you have selected only appears once, you are paid at the rate of 1:1. If the individual number you chose appears twice, you are paid at the rate of 2:1. Finally, if the individual number you have selected appears three times, you are paid at the rate of 3:1.

- Four: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 4. At most casinos, this pays 60 to 1.
- Five: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 5. At most casinos, this pays 30 to 1.
- Six: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 6. At most casinos, this pays 17 to 1.
- Seven: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 7. At most casinos, this pays 12 to 1.
- Eight: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 8. At most casinos, this pays 8 to 1.
- Nine: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 9. At most casinos, this pays 6 to 1.
- Ten: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 10. At most casinos, this pays 6 to 1.
- Eleven: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 11. At most casinos, this pays 6 to 1.
- Twelve: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 12. At most casinos, this pays 6 to 1.
- Thirteen: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 13. At most casinos, this pays 8 to 1.
- Fourteen: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 14. At most casinos, this pays 12 to 1.
- Fifteen: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 15. At most casinos, this pays 17 to 1.
- Sixteen: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 16. At most casinos, this pays 30 to 1.
- Seventeen: The player wins if the total of the three dice equals 17. At most casinos, this pays 50 to 1.
- Small: The player wins if the total of the three dice is between 4 and 10 (excluding a triple one, two or three). Pays at the rate of 1 to 1.
- Big: The player wins if the total of the three dice is between 11 and 17 (except for triple four and five). Also pays at the rate of 1 to 1.

Two of a kind: Players may make bets on any of the 15 possible two dice combinations showing up in the winning results (for example a 5 and 4). At most casinos, wins are paid at the rate of 5:1.

Double: If a player can guess a specific pair of numbers that appear in the winning results, they have won a doubles bet (for example two 2’s). At most casinos, wins are paid at the rate of 10:1.

A Specific Triple: To win a specific triple bet, players must correctly guess on a specific triple appearing in the results. If all three dice match the players bet, they are paid at an extremely generous rate. At most casinos, a specific triple pays at the rate of 180:1.

Any Triple: If a triple combination appears on the Sic Bo table, then a player wins the any triple bet. At most casinos, any triple pays at the rate of 30:1.

## Sic Bo Strategy

If you want to give Sic Bo a try, I encourage most beginning players to mostly place bets on 1:1 bets, as these offer most players a greatest chance of winning.

If you don’t mind placing risky bets in the hope of winning a lot of money, then maybe you’d like to place a bet on any specific triple, as you will win 180 times your money back.

Even though Sic Bo may seem like a strange game that is hard to understand, its really quite a simple game if you take the time to understand the rules.

## Sic Bo Rules

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**Sic bo** (骰寶), also known as **tai sai** (大細), **dai siu** (大小), **big and small** or **hi-lo**, is an unequal game of chance of ancient Chinese origin played with three dice. **Grand hazard** and **chuck-a-luck** are variants, both of English origin. The literal meaning of *sic bo* is 'precious dice', while *dai siu* and *dai sai* mean 'big [or] small'.

Sic bo is a casino game, popular in Asia and widely played (as dai siu) in casinos in Macau. It is played in the Philippines as hi-lo.^{[1]} It was introduced to the United States by Chinese immigrants in the early 20th century, and can now be found in most American casinos. Since 2002, it can be played legally in licensed casinos in the United Kingdom.

Gameplay involves betting that a certain condition (e.g. that all three dice will roll the same) will be satisfied by a roll of the dice.^{[2]}

## Gameplay[edit]

Players place their bets on certain areas of the table as shown in the picture above. The dealer then picks up a small chest containing the dice, which he/she closes and shakes. Finally the dealer opens the chest to reveal the combination.

## Comparison to craps[edit]

Sic bo is one of two casino games involving dice, the other being craps. Sic bo is strictly a game of chance because every roll on the dice results a win or loss on any bet. In craps, some bets require certain rolls before they can become winning or losing bets, thus encouraging strategy.

## Betting options[edit]

Type | Wager | Probability | United Kingdom | New Zealand | Macau | No House Edge | |||
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Odds | House Edge | Odds | House Edge | Odds | House Edge | Odds | |||

Big (大) | The total score will be from 11 to 17 (inclusive) with the exception of a triple | 48.61% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 37 to 35 |

Small (小) | The total score will be from 4 to 10 (inclusive) with the exception of a triple | 48.61% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 37 to 35 |

Odd | The total score will be an odd number with the exception of a triple | 48.61% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 37 to 35 | ||

Even | The total score will be an even number with the exception of a triple | 48.61% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 1 to 1 | 2.78% | 37 to 35 | ||

Specific 'Triples' or 'Alls' (圍一 圍二 圍三 圍四 圍五 圍六) | A specific number will appear on all three dice | 0.46% | 180 to 1 | 16.2% | 180 to 1 | 16.2% | 150 to 1 | 30.1% | 215 to 1 |

Specific Doubles | A specific number will appear on at least two of the three dice | 7.41% | 10 to 1 | 18.5% | 11 to 1 | 11.1% | 8 to 1 | 33.3% | 25 to 2 |

Any Triple or All 'Alls' (全圍) | Any of the triples will appear | 2.8% | 30 to 1 | 13.9% | 31 to 1 | 11.1% | 24 to 1 | 30.6% | 35 to 1 |

Three Dice Total (a specific total score in the range of 4 to 17 inclusive) | 4 or 17 | 1.4% | 60 to 1 | 15.3% | 62 to 1 | 12.5% | 50 to 1 | 29.2% | 71 to 1 |

5 or 16 | 2.8% | 30 to 1 | 13.9% | 31 to 1 | 11.1% | 18 to 1 | 47.2% | 35 to 1 | |

6 or 15 | 4.6% | 18 to 1 | 12% | 18 to 1 | 12% | 14 to 1 | 30.6% | 103 to 5 | |

7 or 14 | 6.9% | 12 to 1 | 9.7% | 12 to 1 | 9.7% | 12 to 1 | 9.7% | 67 to 5 | |

8 or 13 | 9.7% | 8 to 1 | 12.5% | 8 to 1 | 12.5% | 8 to 1 | 12.5% | 65 to 7 | |

9 or 12 | 11.6% | 7 to 1 | 7.4% | 7 to 1 | 7.4% | 6 to 1 | 19% | 191 to 25 | |

10 or 11 | 12.5% | 6 to 1 | 12.5% | 6 to 1 | 12.5% | 6 to 1 | 12.5% | 7 to 1 | |

Dice Combinations | Two of the dice will show a specific combination of two different numbers (for example, a 3 and a 4) | 13.9% | 6 to 1 | 2.8% | 6 to 1 | 2.8% | 5 to 1 | 16.7% | 31 to 5 |

Single Dice Bet | The specific number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 will appear on one, two, or all three dice | 1: 34.72% 2: 6.94% 3: 0.46% | 1: 1 to 1 2: 2 to 1 3: 3 to 1 | 7.9% | 1: 1 to 1 2: 2 to 1 3: 12 to 1 | 3.7% | 1: 1 to 1 2: 2 to 1 3: 3 to 1 | 7.9% | 1: 1 to 1 2: 3 to 1 3: 5 to 1 (simplest version) |

Four Number Combination | Any three of the four numbers in one of the following specific combinations will appear: 6, 5, 4, 3; 6, 5, 3, 2; 5, 4, 3, 2; or 4, 3, 2, 1 | 11.1% | 7 to 1 | 11.1% | 7 to 1 | 11.1% | 7 to 1 | 11.1% | 8 to 1 |

Three Single Number Combination | The dice will show a specific combination of three different numbers | 2.8% | 30 to 1 | 13.9% | 30 to 1 | 13.9% | 35 to 1 | ||

Specific Double and Single Number Combination | Two of the dice will show a specific double and the third die will show a specific, different number | 1.4% | 50 to 1 | 29.2% | 60 to 1 | 15.3% | 71 to 1 |

The most common wagers are 'Big' and 'Small'.

## Variants[edit]

**Grand Hazard** is a gambling game of English origin, also played with three dice. It is distinct from Hazard, another gambling game of English origin, played with two dice. The dice are either thrown with a cup or rolled down a chute containing a series of inclined planes ('hazard chute') that tumble the dice as they fall.^{[3]} Threes-of-a-kind are known as 'raffles' and pay out at 18 to 1.

**Chuck-a-luck**, also known as 'sweat cloth', 'chuckerluck' and **birdcage**,^{[3]} is a variant in the United States, which has its origins in grand hazard. The three dice are kept in a device that resembles a wire-frame bird cage and that pivots about its centre. The dealer rotates the cage end over end, with the dice landing on the bottom. Chuck-a-luck usually features only the single-number wagers, sometimes with an additional wager for any 'triple' (all three dice showing the same number) with odds of 30 to 1 (or thereabouts). Chuck-a-luck was once common in Nevada casinos but is now rare, frequently having been replaced by sic bo tables. Dragons fire rtp fire.

## See also[edit]

- Cee-lo - a gambling game played with three six-sided dice

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## Notes[edit]

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**^**Online Online Sic Bo Guide**^**'Rules and Strategies for Sic Bo'. Retrieved December 3, 2010.- ^
^{a}^{b}*The Official World Encyclopaedia of Sports and Games*1979 Diagram Group p 128

## References[edit]

**Regulation in the United Kingdom**

**Regulation in New Zealand**