Sic Bo

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Play Sic Bo

CoolCat Casino has the best collection of casino specialty games. One of them is the ancient Chinese dice game -- Sic Bo is a dice game played with three dice and the object of the game is to predict the outcome. Sic Bo means 'dice pair' in Chinese, even though it uses three dice. In Sic Bo, you bet on the result of the roll, the dice are rolled and when the result appears, you win if your bet is right and lose if it is wrong.

How to Bet in Sic Bo?

There's a number of ways you can bet in online Sic Bo games. You can also place multiple bets at the same time in online Sic Bo games.

Small or Big Sic Bo Bet

The status bar information will tell you whether it is Small or Big. You win the Small Bet when the total of the dice is 4 to 10. To win the Big Bet the sum needs to be between 11 to 18. You won't win either Small or Big Bet if all dice have the same number. The payout ratio in Sic Bo Small and Big Bet is 1 to 1.

Sic Bo Number Bet

Once you place a bet on a specific number, you win depending on how many times it appears on the dice. Choose numbers between 1 and 6 and place your chips accordingly. Once your chosen number shows up 1 time, you get the payout of 1 to 1, if it shows up twice, you win a Sic Bo pay out of 2x the number of your bet, if it shows up three times, you win three times.

Sic Bo Pair Bet

You bet on any possible 15 two dice combos i.e. 6 and 2, 5 and 2, or 3 and 4 etc. You can win payouts of up to five times your bet if both numbers show up.

Sic Bo Total Bet

When you're betting for the Sic Bo Total Bet, you're betting on the sum total of the three dice to be the amount you're predicting. The totals of the dice are between 4 and 17. It's also possible to get sum total of 3 and 18 but they're not included for this bet. You will be shown "Total of 4" or "Total of 5" etc. on the status bar. The following list is the payout ratios for the Sic Bo Total Bet you're placing depending on the sum total:

- Total of 4 payout is 60 to 1

- Total of 5 payout is 30 to 1

- Total of 6 payout is 17 to 1

- Total of 7 payout is 12 to 1

- Total of 8 payout is 8 to 1

- Total of 9 payout is 6 to 1

- Total of 10 payout is 6 to 1

- Total of 11 payout is 6 to 1

- Total of 12 payout is 6 to 1

- Total of 13 payout is 8 to 1

- Total of 14 payout is 12 to 1

- Total of 15 payout is 17 to 1

- Total of 16 payout is 30 to 1

- Total of 17 payout is 60 to 1

Sic Bo Double Bet

Here, you bet on a specific pair to show up, like a pair of 4s, or a pair of 5s etc. You'll see on your status bar as "Double One", "Double Two", etc. You'll be winning a payout of 10 to 1 when at least two of the numbers you chose appear.

Sic Bo Triple Bet

You'll be betting on a specific triple to show up like three 4s, or three 5s etc. You'll see on your status bar as "Triple One", "Triple Two" and so on. When your chosen Triple appears, Sic Bo payout is 180 to 1.

Sic Bo Any Triple Bet

In this bet you win if any number shows up in unison on all three dice. The Sic Bo three of a kind bet grants you 30 to 1 ratio payout.

At CoolCat Casino the minimum bet for Sic Bo casino table game is $1 and the maximum is $250 however you can also play it on our free online casino games section. Remember, once you become CoolCat Casino VIP customer, you can customize your Sic Bo betting limits. With the payout odds of 98.5%, who wouldn't want to become a CoolCat Casino VIP customer!.

How to play Sic Bo

Sic Bo is an interesting casino game. It is played with three dice. You can start the game by placing the chips on different divisions. The bet that you place is based on the predictions of the outcomes in terms of the totals and combinations of the numbers on the three dice.

You have to press the roll button to shake the three dice present in a sealed container. This is called the cage or shaker. After the dice are rolled the results are displayed on the right side of the table.

There are different betting options in the game of Sic Bo Triple

You can bet that any one number will appear on all three dice. Called three-of-a- kind bet the odds of winning are less. This is because of the total 216 (6x6x6) dice combinations in the game, only six (1,1,1 or 2,2,2, or 3,3,3 or 4,4,4 or 5,5,5 or 6,6,6) are wins. However, if you do win, the payout is very high at 180:1.

Doubles

You can bet that the same number will appear on two of the three dice. For example, 3,3 or 4,4 or 5,5 or 6,6. Also called two-of-a-kind bet, this bet carries 50 per cent odds as there are 12 different ways of creating the combinations. The pay out on this bet is 10:1.

Any Triple

Bet on any three of a kind number from 1 to 6, like, 1,1,1, or 2,2,2, or 3,3,3 or 4,4,4 or 5,5,5 or 6,6,6. This any-three-of-a-kind option provides you with better odds than three- of- a- kind or two-of-a-kind bet. You are allowed to wager on the entire range of combinations from one to six –so it is better than the other 'of-a-kind' bet. The payout for this wager is 30:1.

Small Totals

You can bet that the sum of three dice would equal 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 excluding the triple. Let us say you bet on the small total 5. You win only if you get the number combinations of 2, 2, 1 or 3, 1, 1 or 1, 1, 3 and so on. The payout table is given below:

Totals Payout
4 60:1
5 30:1
6 17:1
7 12:1
8 8:1
9 6:1
10 6:1
Big Totals

This bet allows you to wager on the sum of the three dice, which equals 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 excluding the triple. Like you win on your bet on the big total 11 only if you roll the combinations of 5, 3, 3 or 3, 6, 2 or 4, 3, 4 and so on. The payout table for the big bets is given below:

Totals Payout
11 6:1
12 6:1
13 8:1
14 12:1
15 17:1
16 30:1
17 60:1
Small Bets

You can bet on any small total from 4 through10. If a small total does appear you get to an even payout of 1:1. There is a separate area on top of the layout to place this bet.

Big Bets

You can bet on any of the big totals from 11 to17. If you do get any of the big totals on the three dice, you will get a payout of 1:1. This bet can be made on top of the layout.

Duo Faces

You can wager on two different numbers appearing on at least two of the three dice. Dice combinations that you can bet on are: 1,2 or 1,3 or 1,4 or 1,5 or 1,6 or 2,3 or 2,4 or 2,5 or 2,6 or 3,4 or 3,5 or 3,6 or 4,5 or 4,6 or 5,6. In other words, two numbers cannot be repeated, if they do, you lose. The payout on the duo bet is 5:1

Dice face

You bet on any single number from 1 to 6 that may appear on at least one of the three dice. The payout table for this bet is as follows:

  • If your number appears on one of the three dice, your payout is 1:1.
  • If your chosen number appears on the two of the three dice, your payout is 2:1.
  • If your number appears on all the three dice, your payout is 3:1.

Each bet on Sic Bo has different betting limits. Move the mouse over the betting area allotted for the wager you wish to place and the betting limit will be displayed. For example, ($0 - $4) where the lowest betting limit is 0 dollars and the highest betting limit is $4. The overall table limit for Sic Bo on CoolCat Casino starts from $1 and goes on to $250 on single bets.

To set the size of your bet, click on the chips displayed on the right side below the layout. Right clicking on the chips will help to reduce the size of your bet.

Click on multiple areas of the table to place multiple bets. Press the clear button if you wish to withdraw the bets. Check out the play options under the menu to make adjustments in the size of the screen, volume, dealer voices and to configure auto play.

Sic Bo Strategy

Every roll of the three dice is absolutely random in the game of Sic Bo, so there is no method that can help you predict the outcome of the dice roll. But there are certain tips that can prove helpful in prolonging your gameplay in Sic Bo. There are total seven betting options in Sic Bo and all you need to do is follow a sensible betting procedure.

The house advantage on the Big and Small bets is only 3% which is the lowest of all the betting options. The chances of getting these big and small totals are however considerable. So, it is always a good idea to begin by trying your luck on these bets first. The payouts (1:1) attached to the small and big bets might be less, but the higher odds will help you gather enough credits to bet on the triple bets later.

If you wish to bet on the particular "Big" and "Small" totals, make sure you bet on the dice totals like 7 or 14 that offer the highest possible odds as compared to the other big and small totals.

Once you have collected the credits that are double the amount you have invested in the first few rounds, you can gradually move towards the higher paying bets like, Triple, Any Triple or Any Pair bets. Apportion a certain part of your profits to bet on these big bets.

The odds on these big bets are very low. But at the same time, the payouts that these bets offer are very high. There is no doubt about the fact that when you win, these bets can raise the level of your credits by great degrees. So, it is always wise to save them for a later stage when you have gathered enough profits.

But if you are on a losing streak and have already exhausted the amount that you pulled out for wagering on these big bets, it is better to move back to small bets again.

Tips

Sic Bo is a three dice game that offers you better odds by betting on an assorted range of combinations. For a new comer in Sic Bo, it is advisable to stick to bets that pay even (1:1). Like the big and small bets. These bets will help you stay longer in the game. The success rate might be a little slow while playing on the even betting options, as the payout is quite small as compared to the other bets. But the odds of winning on these bets are higher than other bets.

To win on the small and big bets, you need to place the bets on the dice combinations with totals of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 excluding the three-of-a-kind betting combinations. This makes it clear that the big and small bets rule out only six possibilities such as, 1,1,1 or 2,2,2 or 3,3,3 or 4,4,4 or 5,5,5 or 6,6,6. The rest give you extensive winning odds in the game.

Even while playing on the small and big totals make sure that you pay more attention to the small and big totals of 9, 10, 11 or 12. These totals might give lower payouts but offer you higher odds with a better range of combinations to get these totals. Like if you bet on the small total ten, you have the chance of winning on combinations like, 2, 3, 5, or 4,4,2 or 3,3,4 or 2,2,6 or 7,2,1 or 8,1,1. But, if you bet on the small total 4, you have the probability of winning on only one combination, i.e.: 1, 1, and 2.

If you are a high roller and wish to win a huge sum of money in one go, bet on the three-of-a-kind bet. If you manage to win on this bet then you are entitled to 180:1 payout which is worth the risk. The small and big bets give a reasonable house edge in the game of Sic Bo.

History of Sic Bo

The game of Sic Bo originated in ancient China. The term Sic Bo literally means dice pair. However, the term is a misnomer as it is played with three dice. Earlier, the game was played with bricks which were toppled between two plates and an inverted bowl. A dice and an hour-glass shaped cage replaced it in due course of time.

The ancient variations of the game of Sic Bo were named as "Tai Sai", "Lucky Dice" and "Hi Lo" in the Philippines. The game of Sic Bo was played on a wide scale under the name of "Dai Siu" in Macau which literally means "Big small." This basically refers to the big and small betting options offered in the game. This game also has a strong resemblance to a similar English game named "Grand Hazard."

Sic Bo has been quite popular in Southeast Asia, Korea and China. However, close to the Nineteenth century, this game became popular in the West when people from these countries migrated to the West. Once it entered casinos in the West, its popularity in land-based casinos and as an online casino game accelerated largely due to the great odds of winning.

Glossary

Sic Bo: The term Sic Bo is a Chinese term pronounced as "See Bo." It is a three dice game with an objective of predicting the numbers which will appear on the dice once they have been shaken and rolled by the dealer.

Roll: Roll means to tumble the dice in the cage.

Re-bet: The term re-bet means repeating the same wagering amount as the bet on the previous roll.

Clear: Removing all wagers from the table layout, to start afresh.

Chips: Various coins chosen to settle denominations for various bets in the game.

Layout: The platform that features various bets that you can make.

Die: A six- sided cube displaying 1 to 6 numbers on different sides.

Dice: Dice is the plural of die.

Wager / Bet: The value of money used to play the game on various combinations.

Credits: The amount of money that is left in your account.

Betting limit: Minimum and maximum amounts of money that you can wager on a single bet.

Cage: The cage refers to a bird-cage shaped device in which three dice are rolled in Sic Bo.

House edge: House edge refers to that advantage that the casino has over the player.

Lucky Dice: It is a common slang name for Sic Bo.

Small: It refers to that area where you can place an even bet predicting that the dice total will be 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10.

Big: It refers to that area in the layout where you can place an even bet that the dice total will add up to 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17.