Online Sic Bo

Sic Bo may seem a little complex to play at first, but the game is rather simple to play once the player under stand the layout. Three dice are thrown in a small cage by the dealer. The player then bets on the results of the dice. There are several betting options. 

  • The total of the three dice
  • Any single number
  • Two specific numbers
  • A combination of numbers

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Basic Rules in Sic Bo

Big and Small bets

Each bet will give the player a different payout and the player can make as many bets as the player wants. Two of the most common Sic Bo bets are the bets on small and big. The player will guess a number. If the player wants to bet “Small” the total of the three dice will be between 4 and 10. If the player wants to bet “big” they total of the dice will be between 11 and 17. If these bets win the player will win one unit for every unit that was wagered. The chance of winning or losing in these bets are even. Both big and small bets will lose if the player throws a triple.


When the player plays a double bet it means that two of the same numbers will show on the three dice. The player can bet on any double from one to six. The payout will vary from 8 to 1 to 10 to 1. The player will win either 8 or 10 units for every one unit the player wagers. With the triple bet the player does not have the option to bet on any double, the player must bet on a specific number that will show up twice. The player can bet on as many doubles as the player likes. The player can also combine the double bet with as many other bets as the player wants. If the player throws triple dice, all the double bets lose.


A bet on triple is that when the dice are thrown that all three dice will show the same number. The player can bet on any triple from 1 to 6 or the player can bet that any triple of numbers will land. This bet is known as “the house”. They pay out for any triple bet is 30 to 1 so the player will win 30 units to every 1 unit that is wagered. If the player chooses a specific triple the payout is 180 to 1. This is the largest payout possible.

Total Numbers

The player also has the option to bet a total number that is shown on the three dice. The player can only bet on a total of 4 to 17 because 3 and 18 are covered under triple 1 and triple 6. The payout for each total is different. The payout is based on probability and are displayed on the betting squares.

Combination Bet

The player can chose a combination bet. This is when two specific numbers will land when the player throws the three dice. They pay out on a combination bet is 5 to 1. They player will win 5 units to every 1 unit that is wagered with a total of return of 6 units. This is the same no matter what numbers the player chooses to bet. This type of bet is considered a medium risk strategy.

Single bet

The single bet is that a certain number will appear on any of the three dice. With the single bet you can win different amounts for one bet. The amount that the player wins is determined by how many times the number that the player picked shows up on the dice. If the number chosen appears on one dice the player gets a payout of 1 to 1 if it appears on 2 dice the player gets a pay out of 2 to 1 and if it shows up on all three dice the player gets 3 to 1.

Basic strategy of Sic Bo

The basic strategy of Sic Bo is to get back as many units as possible with out losing any bets. This means one of the safest ways for a player to play Sic Bo with the mostly likely-hood of winning is by playing either the big or small bet as these give the player a 50/0 chance of winning. The other way that gives the player a higher chance of winning is by playing the single bet, as the player has three chances with each of the dice that one of them will land on the number that the player chose. Along with the one chance there is the chance that two dice or three dice may land on the number that the player chose. This will give the player more units back resulting in greater winnings.

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History of Sic Bo

Over 1,900 years ago the Chinese enjoyed playing games of chance. They would paint on stones and tiles and use dice. Surprisingly enough many of the tiles that were painted on are still intact to this day.One of the games they would play was called Sic Bo. Sic Bo also goes by the name of Tai Sai or Dai Siu, which translated to English means “Big Small”. How ever when Sic Bo is translated to English it means “Dice Pair”. With this information we can only assume that Sic Bo was once played with only two dice instead of three. Originally the game was not played with dice, but with bricks that had numbers painted on the sides of them. Over time those bricks were replaced with dice that had 6 sides. Even though many years have passed since the day Sic Bo was originally invented, the goal of the game has remained the same: What ever combination of numbers are rolled you wagered correctly for them.