Casinos are full of a mix of interesting people, from poker enthusiasts to the blackjack obsessed and the lovers of slots. Another category of casino games that are well-loved by a wide variety of casino-goers? Casino dice games. With detailed tables and practically endless ways to bet, roll and win, dice games are a popular choice on the floors of land-based casinos.
The popular ones are the games you’ve probably heard of before, namely Craps. Today we’ll be explaining another dice game called Sic Bo. Before you get intimidated by it, Sic Bo is a lot like Craps, and since the odds for each waged outcome are clearly posted on the game table, players catch on quick.
Without further ado, here is our in-depth gameply guide to the casino dice game, Sic Bo.
The setup of Sic Bo can be overwhelming at first, but we promise that it’s easy to figure out in just a few minutes. Players can bet on the result of a roll of three dice. You can wager any amount of chips on any number of outcomes, as long as the total chip value of each roll is between 1.00 credits and 300.00 credits. It should be noted that the higher the probability of a win is, the lower the maximum chip limit is so spend time at the beginning of the game learning these parameters.
Regions are separated by a number of different conditions. There are spots for the total result of a roll, for combinations of 1, 2 or 3 of a given number and other combinations of roll results.
Here is a general breakdown of the pay tables involved in this complicated, yet fairly self-explanatory game.
Big or Small Bets – Big or small is basically a 50/50 bet, with a catch. If any triple appears as the result of a roll, both big bets and small bets lose. A big bet is a bet that the result of a roll will add up to 11 to 17. A small bet is one that wagers that the roll will end up amounting from 4 to 10. This bet pays out 1 to 1 because one of the two almost always occurs.
Single Dice Bets – The second most likely Sic Bo wager is picking a single number and winning if that number appears any amount of times in a roll. It’s a 50 percent probability that of the three dice, at least one will express the number waged, so this pays out 1 to 1. The waged number on two dice pays out 2 to 1 and three dice pays out at 3 to 1 odds.
Double Dice Bets – Sic Bo double bets are wagers on the outcome that two of the dice will show the same number in a roll. These bets win 10 to 1.
Triple Dice Bets – If you bet that any triple number will occur, the potential payout is 30 to 1. Betting on a specific triplet pays out an enormous 180 to 1.
Specific Combination Bets – You can also elect to pick two numbers and put money on the result of a dice roll containing these two numbers. These bets pay out at 6 to 1 odds.
Finally, players have the option to place money on their prediction for the sum of the three dice after a roll. These pay out differently for each combination: