How to Play Sic Bo - Sic Bo Rules, Odds & Strategy
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Sic Bo is a Chinese gambling game based on the roll of dice. You have various Sic Bo games to try at Stake, with lots of betting options and styles, including traditional table games and live dealer games.
This dice game is a game of chance and is perfect for beginners and experienced online players, thanks to its straightforward gameplay.
Read on to discover everything you need to know about this ancient Chinese game and how to win on the different Sic Bo games at Stake Casino.
What is Sic Bo?
Sic Bo is a Chinese dice game that is played with three dice. In this game of luck, your job is to bet on the outcome of the roll of the dice, choosing from a range of betting options like small, big and total bets.
You can also adjust your stake in each round before placing the virtual chips on the correct sections of the table. If your prediction is correct, you will be paid out from 1:1 to 180:1.
History of Sic Bo
Sic Bo is thousands of years old and played in China and Macau for generations. Known in Asia as Dai Siu, it is a simple game played widely at online and brick-and-mortar casinos.
Despite its ancient popularity in China and the rest of Asia, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that Sic Bo was introduced to the American continent in land-based casinos, thanks to the movement of Chinese immigrants at the start of the century.
All these games play out similarly, although Sic Bo Dragons breathes more fire into the excitement by adding a fourth dice to the game.
In each case, once the game screen loads, you must decide how much to bet by placing your chips on the corresponding segments of the table.
If you win a Sic Bo round, your winnings are added instantly to your online account balance.
What are the Rules of Sic Bo?
The main goal in Sic Bo is to place a bet on the outcome of the dice roll. You have a variety of bets to choose from, as well as combination bets too. For instance, you can place bets on the total number of the three dice or one or two of the dice (remember, our Sic Bo Dragons game has four dice).
You can bet between 1.00 and 100.00 per game and use the autobet or re-bet feature to save you from manually betting each round.
The different betting options and their respective odds (ranging from 1:1 to 180:1) are explained below.
Sic Bo Betting Options & Bet Sizes
There are several different Sic Bo bets that you can place. The odds are similar for all our Sic Bo dice games:
Small – the sum of the three dice is between 4 and 10.
Big – the sum of the three dice is between 11 and 17.
Specific triple – a bet on a specific triple (e.g. 3 + 3 + 3).
Any triple – a bet on any triple being rolled.
Specific double – a bet on two specific numbers (e.g. 2 + 2).
Total – a bet on the sum of the numbers on all three dice (e.g. 4 + 3 + 2 = 9).
Two-dice combination – a bet on two specific numbers (e.g. 4 + 5).
Single die – a bet on a number of one die.
Sic Bo Payouts, Return to Player (RTP) & House Edge
The Sic Bo paytable below is from our BGaming version of Sic Bo. Although Sic Bo has amongst the lowest house edge, there are slight variations in our other game choices. These can be found on the individual game’s paytable.
Total 4 or 17
Total 5 or 16
Total 7 or 14
Total 8 or 13
Total 9 or 12
Total 10 or 11
Overall, the game has a theoretical return to player percentage of 97.22%. You can see the house edge for each bet type in the pay table above. For more information about house edge and RTP, refer to our guide to house edge at online casinos.
Sic Bo Strategies & Tips
Since it’s an ancient game, Sic Bo has been subjected to various betting strategies. If you’re new to Sic Bo, here are some helpful tips that will help you get started:
Sic Bo is a game of chance, meaning you can win or lose equally. You should never forget this when putting together your Sic Bo strategy.
Always regard the pay table before placing your bets, as it indicates how likely each outcome is. The longer the odds, the less likely it is to occur.
How to Deposit & Withdraw Funds to Play Sic Bo Online
Easily deposit crypto units into your account in order to play Sic Bo and other games by following the steps listed below:
Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.
Step 2 - Choose the method that suits your needs. Stake.com supports multiple currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.
Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location for your crypto wallet or exchange.
Step 4 (Optional) - If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay.
Stake.com offers live support to players via our customer support staff for help with issues regarding Sic Bo, other online casino games, and depositing and withdrawing units.
Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency to play Sic Bo and other online games. For a full list of supported payment methods, please refer to the Moonpay documentation.
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