Sic Bo. Bet you’ll have fun.

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Sic Bo is one of two popular casino games that use dice– the other, of course, being Craps. Literally meaning “precious dice”, legend tells us that Sic Bo was developed in ancient China by Imperial Soldiers as a way to pass the time on long military campaigns. The game was originally played by rolling two numbered bricks, but over the years has evolved into the action packed 3 dice game we know today. Payouts can be anywhere from even to 180 to 1.

The Basics

Sic Bo is a numbers game played with three dice on a large layout with 50 betting options. The idea is to predict how the dice will fall.

How to play

Bets can be placed on any single die, any two dice or on all three die combinations. Winning bets are decided by the point value on top of the three dice in play. Once bets are placed, the dealer then picks up a small ‘chest’ containing the dice which they then close and shake. The dealer opens the chest to reveal the combination. When the results of the dice are revealed, several spots on the table will be termed winners.

FOUR TYPES OF BETS (refer to the diagram below)

Sic Bo Game Board

 

A – “Small ” bet:

This means you are betting that the combined total number of points showing on top of the dice will equal 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10. If they are, you win! However, if an identical number appears on all three dice, e.g. all 2’s or 3’s–known as a “Combination Triple”–“Small” bet wagers will lose.

B – “Big” bet:

This means you are betting that the combined total number of points showing on top of the dice will equal 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17. Like the “Small” bet, if the totals match your bet, you win! Also like the “Small” bet, if you roll a “Combination Triple”, you lose.

C – “Total Sum” bet:

This means betting that the outcome of the dice will total anywhere from 4 to 17. If the result matches your bet you’re a winner!

D – Number specific “Triple” bet:

This is a bet that all three dice will fall with the same number on top, e.g. all 1’s. If the number shows up on 1 die, winning bets pay 1 to 1, on 2 dice, 2 to 1, and on 3 dice, 3 to 1.

All maximum and minimum table limits are posted at each table.

Note: For combination payouts, there is a one payout maximum per bet.

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