Sic Bo is a Chinese dice game that is found at all casinos in the Asia Pacific region and some online casinos. The game uses three dice and offers a range of bets with a variety of pay outs. This article covers general aspects of the game and gives you enough information to get started playing.
Aim of the Game
- Correctly predict the outcome of one or more dice
How to Play
You start a Sic Bo game by placing chips on the betting area. The dice are then shaken and revealed. Winning bets are paid and the game starts again.
Sic Bo tables feature a large range of different bet types. You can bet on one, two or three dice or any combination of the three. Below are some of the Sic Bo bets.
This is a bet on the total of the three dice. Pays range from 6 to 1 right up to 50 to 1
for the total 4 and 17.
- Two Numbers
A bet that the next roll will contain your picked numbers. There are 15 possible outcomes and this bet pays 5 to 1
A bet that two of the dice will have the same value. Pays 8 to 1
A bet that all three dice will have the same number picked. Pays 150 to 1
- Any Triple
A bet that a triple wil occur in any number. Pays 24 to 1
- Any Number
A bet on a single number. You win if one, two or three dice land on that number. This pays 1 to 1, 2 to 1 and 3 to 1 for one, two or three.
- Big or Small
An even money bet on the dice will total 4 to 10 (Small) or 11 to 17 (Big).
Sic Bo House Edge
All of the different bets at the Sic Bo table have different house advantages. The best bets are the Big or Small which have a house edge of just over 2.7%. The worst bets in terms of house edge are the Triple bets with an edge of over 30%.