Sic Bo (pronounced see bo), is a Chinese game that is played with three dice. It is a simple game of betting on the result on the roll of the three dice. Various combinations are used like two or three dice.
Sic Bo is played on a table with 50 admissible bets and their pictorial representations. Sic Bo has payout ranging from 180 is to 1 to 1 is to 1. Payouts include guessing single numbers, specific triples or specific doubles or the sum of three dice.
The dealer rolls the dice. When the rolling stops, the dealer declares the results. The winning combination is punched and lit before being displayed on the table.
Players can use many kinds of bets according to their convenience. One can bet on any number between 1 and 6. If that single number appears once, the payout so 1 to 1. If the number appears twice, the payout is 2 to 1. If the number appears thrice, the payout is 3 to 1.
Bets can be placed on 4 or 5 or 6 with payouts of 60 to 1, 30 to 1 and 17 to 1 respectively. If the bet is placed on 7, the payout is 17 to 1. One can also place bets on all individual numbers till 17 with different pays.
Sic Bo bets can also be classified as Small bets and Big Bets. Small bets can be won if the sum of the dice ranges between 4 and 10. However, this excludes a triple of 4 and 5. The pay rate is 1 to 1. Big Bets are won if the sum of the dice ranges between 11 and 17. These bets too exclude triples of 4 and 5. The payout is again 1 to 1.
Two of a kind bets can be used. Players have to choose from the 15 probable two dice combinations. The payout is 5 to 1.
For double bets, players have to choose a particular pair of number that can come as results. The payout is 10 to 1.
One can also place bets on specific triple and get paid at 180 to 1. In this case, players win only if all three numbers match. Bets with payout of 1 to 1 are considered to be the best.
Sic Bo is a game where players can bag a lot of money with a wide range of payouts.