Speak to any regular table game player at a casino and they will tell you that for all the games of chance, there is none more rewarding, or cruel than roulette. There isn’t really a strategy you can use other than playing red/black, odd/even to keep the house edge low. Sic Bo, as confusing as it may look to anyone seeing the table for the first time, is essentially the same game, in fact it’s older, coming from a classic Asian dice game. That ladies and gents, is Sic Bo in a nutshell, roulette with dice.
The game board is laid out in a style which will be familiar to players of the roulette game, albeit the symbol combinations are accounting for the fact that you are trying to match the results of the roll of three die rather than the fall of a ball from a spinning wheel of fortune. There are three die in play so the ‘small’ number section is 3-10 total and the ‘big’ is 11-17, you can view this largely like red/black functions in roulette.
As well as betting on any individual number combination, you can bet on doubles, triples or the resulting roll containing a particular number like a six for instance appearing on any of the three die. Despite what appears to be a mind boggling range of betting options, the game is super simple to actually play, select a bet, place it on your chosen forecasts and then hit the roll button for the dice to be shaken and delivered at your online casino of choice.
Game pay outs are as follows:
Small / Big Numbers & Odds / Evens: 1:1
Total result of throw:
Total of 4 or 17: Winning bets paid 50:1
Total of 5 or 16: Winning bets paid 18:1
Total of 6 or 15: Winning bets paid 14:1
Total of 7 or 14: Winning bets paid 12:1
Total of 8 or 13: Winning bets paid 8:1
Total of 9, 10, 11 or 12: Winning bets paid 6:1
Single number bets are 1:1 if it appears on one dice, 2:1 on two die and 6:1 on three die. So this is selecting one number, and predicting that it will be part of the result rather than the total.
As I mentioned earlier, the more specific the bet and the greater the pay out, the larger the house edge is correspondingly. 1:1 bets have a pretty small house edge of around 2.7%, those triples though, are around 30% so play and stake accordingly to protect your bankroll.