This ancient dice game hails from China and was brought to the west by immigrants who arrived in the US. Sic bo translates as “dice pair” even though it is played with three dice. In sic bo, users can place their wager on a particular result shown on the betting table, which will then be determined by a single roll of the dice.
With a small bet, the player can win when the total score of the three dice is 4-10 (not including a triple). The big bet, meanwhile, can payout if the score is 11-17 (excluding triples). For each of these bets, the house edge is 2.78% and even-money payouts for a winning bet.
Players can also have the option to bet on a series of totals, including 4 and 17 (50/1), 5 and 16 (18/1), 6 and 15 (14/1), 7 and 14 (12/1), 8 and 13 (8/1), 9 and 12 (6/1), and 10 and 11 (6/1). Those are the basic payouts that should be expected. At some casino sites, the multipliers could be higher.
Doubles & Triples
A double allows the player to bet on a specific pair of dice for the chance to win at least 8/1. Meanwhile, any triple can pay out 24/1 whereas a specific triple can payout at odds of up to 180/1. In Macau, the odds of 150/1 are the lowest available.
Players can also bet on any one number and this can result in multiple payouts if there is more than one match (up to 3/1 for three matches). In sic bo, players can also bet on a domino or odd and even. Additionally, players can choose to bet on three-number combinations for a 30/1 payout. Then there is a four-number combination for the chance to win at 7/1 for matching three of the four numbers.