Sic Bo originated from ancient China and is also known as tai sai (meaning lucky dice) or dai siu (meaning big small). The easy-to-play game is very popular with Asian gamblers and has become firm online casino favourite as well – more recently in live dealer format by popular providers such as Playtech, Opus Gaming, Asia Gaming, Microgaming, and XPG.
Sic Bo is incredibly simple to play. It requires only a banker, a dealer, and a player, and the action revolves around the outcome of a 3-dice roll – which varies from 3 to 18. The fun part lies in the betting options and side bets, that need to be placed before the dealer rolls the dice.
Here’s what a typical Sic Bo betting round looks like:
Note:Live dealer Sic Bo allows you to engage with the dealer and other players at the table via the chat box. Feel free to use it to ask questions or even advice from other players!
There are three Sic Bo strategies you can employ to beat the odds based on their risk factor, so deciding upfront how much you’re willing to spend will help you hone on the most suitable one for you:
A low-risk strategy is the best route if you want to keep things simple. This approach entails placing small/big or combination bets. Small/big bets fall at the lowest end of the range at about 3% depending on the game, and these bets offer you a 50/50 chance at winning. Combination bets come with a 6 to 1 payout, which is the same as the odds for this strategy. You will likely win once every 7 bets, so keep this in mind when forming your betting strategy
Bigger wins come with increased risk, so some form of insurance becomes necessary. The medium-risk strategy is the most popular in Sic Bo and it addresses this concern. A medium-risk approach involves combining bets which offers you four different chances to win per spin. Losing will cost you four times your stake but winning will handsomely compensate you. You could bet 3 units on 9 and 2 on double 6, 5, and 1. The potential reward is 24 units in both cases. Another option is betting 3 units on 12 and 2 on double 6, 2, and 1. The reward here is also 24 units. Both strategies involve placing 9 units with a potential return of 24 units.
The high-risk method requires you to place multiple bets for a single dice roll. Placing 3 units on the number 8 and 2 on double 3, then 2, and 1 is a great option. If you combine that with 2 units on a combination of 2 and 3, you will cover the outcome of 2, 3, and 3. For placing 11 units, you will have gained a reward of 27 for the 8, 22 for double, and 12 for Combination. You could also put 3 units on 13 and 2 units on double 6, 5, and 4. Placing 2 units on Combination is a good move here as well, as it covers for the dice being 5, 4, and 4. Your investment of 11 units again offers you a return of 27, 22, or 12.