Sic Bo is a dice game with Chinese origins and the name means Precious Dice in Chinese.

Sic Bo is played with three dices. You play against the house; not against other players.

A notable characteristic of Sic Bo is the multitude of bets on offer, and how the statistical chance of winning varies greatly between the different bets. In this regard, Sic Bo is a bit similar to the European game roulette.

Sic Bo is played with three six-sided dices.

Traditionally, a Sic Bo dice displayed not numbers but the Chinese symbols for cock, crab, fish, shrimp, goard, and coin. Today, dices with dots (1-6 dots) are much more common, especially in casinos outside China.

How much you get paid on a winning bet depends on how risky the bet was, i.e. the statistical chance of losing the wager. A high risk bet will pay much more than a comparatively low risk bet, and then there are also medium-risk bets that pay out accordingly.

Example:

- You wager on BIG, a comparatively low-risk bet where your chance of winning is 48,6 percent. If you win, you get paid 1:1.
- You wager on the three dice total being 17. Your chance of winning is just around 1.4 percent, but if you do win, you get paid handsomly. Many casinos pay at least 50:1 on this type of bet.

Always check the applicable payout schedule for the particular Sic Bo table, since different tables have different payout rules.

Below, we will take a look at some bets that you can make at most Sic Bo tables. Always check the specific rules for the table at which you wish to play, because they may differ from those outlined below.

There are four Sic Bo bets where your chance of winning is 48.6 percent.

- Big
- Small
- Odd
- Even

A bet on Big pays out if the total sum of the dices is 13 or higher, *unless* its a triple. If its a tripple, you lose the wager even if the total is 13 or higher.

A bet on Small pays out if the total sum of the dices is 10 or lower, *unless* its a triple. If its a tripple, you lose the wager even if the total is 10 or lower.

You get paid on an Odd wager if the sum of the dices is an odd number, *unless* its a triple. If its a tripple, you lose the wager even if the total is an odd number.

You get paid on an Even wager if the sum of the dices is an even number, *unless* its a triple. If its a tripple, you lose the wager even if the total is an even number.

You bet on a number (1-6), and if at least one of the dices show that number, you get paid. Your chance of winning is 34.72%. This means that on average, roughly one in three bets get paid.

With this bet, you select two numbers and win if they show up.

Example: You selected 2-5. The dice show 2-3-5. You win.

There are a lot of possible combinations available. Your chance of winning on this bet is 13.9%.

With this bet, you select one of the following four-number combinations:

- 6-5-4-3
- 6-5-3-2
- 5-4-3-2
- 4-3-2-1

If all three dices show numbers that are included in your selected combo, you get paid.

Example: You bet on 4-3-2-1. The dice show 4-2-1. You get paid.

Your chance of winning is 11.1%.

High-risk Sic Bo bets pay well *if* you win, but your statistical chance of winning is low.

Here are a few examples of high-risk Sic Bo bets:

In this category, you can select a dobule and bet on it. This means that you can bet on 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5 or 6-6. You win if the dices display your double. What the third dice show doesn’t matter. Your chance of winning is 7.41%.

Your task is to predict exactly what all three dices will show. You must be completely correct to win. Your chance of winning is 2.8%.

You get paid of the dices show a triple, regardless of which triple it is. Hence, you get paid for 1-1-1, 2-2-2, 3-3-3, 4-4-4, 5-5-5, and 6-6-6.

Your chance of winning is 2.8%.

You select one double and one single.

Example: 3-3 and 5

You only get paid if the dices show exactly your chosen numbers.

Your chance of winning is 1.4%.

You select a specific triple and only get paid for this specific triple.

Example: You select 2-2-2. You only get paid if the dices show 2-2-2.

Your chance of winning is 0.46%.

This is a bet where you predict the total value of the three dice. You can select anything from four to seventeen. Your chance of winning depends on exactly which number you select, and the options range from very high-risk and into medium-risk territory.

The most high-risk bets in this category are bets on a 4 point total or a 17 point total. For each of these bets, your chance of winning is just 1.4 percent. If you prefer to stay above a 10 percent chance of winning, you can bet on 9, 10, 11 or 12 instead.

Selected three dice total |
Chance of winning |

4 | 1.4% |

5 | 2.8% |

6 | 4.6% |

7 | 6.9% |

8 | 9.7% |

9 | 11.6% |

10 | 12.5% |

11 | 12.5% |

12 | 11.6% |

13 | 9.7% |

14 | 6.9% |

15 | 4.6% |

16 | 2.8% |

17 | 1.4% |