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Sic-Bo

This is an allegedly ancient Chinese game found in some casinos.  The name means "dice pair".  The House or operator provide a layout with the wager categories, payoff system and roll the dice with a special rolling device.  This game has a huge House edge and is not played by serious gamblers.  If you must play, the Big and Small bets offer the only reasonable odds.

Play:

Players simply place their bets on the outcome of the three dice that are rolled by the House.  Big bets pay if the dice total 11 or more, and Small bets pay if the dice total 10 or less.  Note that the Big and Small bets do not pay if made as three-of-a-kind and it is this that gives the House the edge on these bets. 

The six dice faces at the top of the table pay like the game of Chuck-a-Luck.  A bet placed on one of the six dice faces pays 1 to 1 (evens) if one die shows the specified value; It pays 2 to 1 if two dice show the specified value; and 3 to 1 if all three dice show the specified value.

There are 15 possible two dice combinations (like 1 and 2; 3 and 4) and you may bet on any you wish.  You may also bet on any of the possible 6 doubles.

The dice values, payoffs and House edge are as follows:

 

  Bet Categories True Odds Pay-off House Edge %
        Chuck Numbers
single specified value  1 to 1 7.8703
double specified value 2 to 1 7.8703
triple specified value  3 to 1 7.8703
        Specified Totals
4    71 to 1 60 to 1 15.278
5    35 to 1 30 to 1 13.889
6    20.6 to 1 18 to 1 12.037
7    13.4 to 1 12 to 1 9.684
8    9.285 to 1 8 to 1 12.5
9     7.64 to 1 6 to 1 18.981
10     7 to 1 6 to 1 12.5
11     7 to 1 6 to 1 12.5
12     7.64 to 1 6 to 1 18.981
13     9.286 to 1 8 to 1 12.5
14     13.4 to 1 12 to 1 9.684
15     20.6 to 1 18 to 1 12.037
16     35 to 1 30 to 1 13.889
17     71 to 1 60 to 1 15.278
          Categories
Big (11 to 17 except any triple) 1.057 to 1 1 to 1 2.7777
Small (4 to 10 except any triple)  1.057 to 1 1 to 1 2.7777
Two Dice Combinations 5 to 1 16.67
Doubles (any two dice of specified value) 10 to 1 18.57
Triples (3 of a specified value)    215 to 1 180 to 1 16.20
Any triple (any three-of-a-kind)   35 to 1 30 to 1 13.89

 

 

 

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