Sic Bo, also called Hi Lo, is a popular casino table game. The game originated in China, the birthplace of many exciting games of chance, and was brought to North America by Chinese immigrants a century ago. Its name means “dice pair” in Chinese, although the game is actually played with three, not two, dice. Sic Bo involves betting on the outcome of a roll of the three dice. Before you start, it’s useful to learn Sic Bo rules and how to play, because the betting system is somewhat complex at first. To guide you, a special playing table is used for the game, which specifies the types of bets and the pay table.
How to Play Sic Bo
Every Sic Bo game begins with the player placing one or more bets. The simplest type of bet is the Small or Big. A Small bet means that you are wagering that the total value of the three dice will be from 4 to 10, while Big means a wager that they will total 11 to 17. The dice are rolled, using a cage like shaker device in a land based casino or an RNG (random number generator) in an online one. After the dice have rolled, they will be uncovered so that you can view the results. When you are playing online, the areas of the virtual Sic Bo table which correspond to the winning Sic Bo bets will light up at this point.
Rules of Sic Bo
There are detailed rules covering each type of bet, its conditions and its payout. For example, the Small or Big bet pays out 1:1, or even money, and will be automatically be lost if the roll is a triple (three of a kind). There is a wide selection of other possible bets, which include wagering on the amount that will show up on one, two or all three dice, or on the appearance of specific triples or pairs. This information is all clearly spelled out on the Sic Bo table for you, so it is essential to study its layout carefully.
Winning at Sic Bo
Sic Bo is a game based on random chance. The player has no possible way of controlling the results of any roll of the dice. The only aspect of the game he can control is the size and type of his bets. Bets with lower odds will be easier to win, but pay out less, while betting on combinations with higher odds will result in less frequent but larger payouts. So it is up to the individual player to decide which type of bet he wants to try and how much he wishes to spend.