Sic Bo when translated from Chinese means “dice pair.” The actual game originated in ancient China. Although you wouldn’t expect it from the “dice pair” translation, the game is actually played with three dice.
Sic Bo rules are easy to learn and it’s an easy game to play. The idea is simple, you place a bet or wager on a certain kind of a dice roll result.
Then the dice are rolled and if the bet you placed appears then you win.
Sic Bo Rules (How to Play)
To play Sic Bo, place a chip of the desired value on the area of the table which corresponds to the bet you wish to place and click to roll the die.
If you wish you can place more than one bet at a time, just click to place other chips on a different bet.
From the table above you can see that Sic Bo features various betting options, detailed below:
Sic Bo Small / Big Bet
The Small Bet is a winner if sum of the three dice is between 4 to 10 inclusive. The Big Bet wins when the total is 11 to 18. If all three die land on the same number then neither of these bets win. Payoff on these bets is even money or 1:1.
Placing specific number bet pays out if a dice lands showing that number. Obviously, you want as many of the three die as possible to land on that number. Odds are paid out at even money for each die. This means if you get one dice landing on your choosen number then you are paid out at 1:1 or even money. Two dice landing on the chosen number pays 2:1 and all three pay out at 3:1.
You can also make a bet on any of the 15 two dice combinations that are available (for example 2 and 5; 2 and 6 or 3 and 4). If both your numbers are rolled you’ll be paid out at 5:1.
A total bet in Sic Bo is where you want the total value of all three die to equal a certain amount. Values can be placed between 4 and 17. A total of 3 or 18 cannot be placed even though they are possible with 3 die.
The payout value for total bets is detailed below:
- A total of 4 pays 60 to 1
- A total of 5 pays 30 to 1
- A total of 6 pays 17 to 1
- A total of 7 pays 12 to 1
- A total of 8 pays 8 to 1
- A total of 9 pays 6 to 1
- A total of 10 pays 6 to 1
- A total of 11 pays 6 to 1
- A total of 12 pays 6 to 1
- A total of 13 pays 8 to 1
- A total of 14 pays 12 to 1
- A total of 15 pays 17 to 1
- A total of 16 pays 30 to 1
- A total of 17 pays 60 to 1
You bet on a specific pair to appear. If you roll a pair using the three die then you get paid out at 10:1.
Bet on three numbers coming out and if you’re lucky, the payout is 180:1. You can also bet on any triple coming out and the payout for this is 30:1.
As you can see from the above, Sic Bo rules are straightforward to learn but there are a lot of different betting options that can be placed. This makes for an interesting, fun game that will capture your imagination. We recommend trying out Sic Bo – it’s more fun and interesting that you might, at first, think.