What is Sic Bo?


Invented hundreds if not thousands of years ago in China, sicbo is a dice game that’s a favorite in casinos across Asia and the United States (where it’s called Hi-Lo). With its custom table and three dice, this is an easy-to-learn game that offers many betting options, including the possibility to place multiple bets before the dice are rolled.

The game is played by a dealer who shakes the dice in a special electronic device and then throws them onto the table. The player then places their bets on the different combinations that can appear. These bets can range from predicting the total of the dice to a specific number appearing on two or more of the rolled dice. The payouts vary based on the probability of each bet, which is clearly displayed on the betting squares.

A bet on ‘Small’ means that the total of the three dice will be between 4 and 10. This bet loses if all three dice show the same value, or a triple (‘Alls’). The bet on ‘Big’ is a wager that the total of the three dice will be in the range of 11 and 17. This bet loses if all the dice are either four or 10 or both.

The ‘Single Number’ bet has low risk because the result is positive if any of the three rolled dice show the number selected, whether it be 5, 17, or any other number. A bet on ‘Dice Combination’ is higher risk but can have bigger wins because it involves betting that two chosen numbers will appear on the three rolled dice, such as a pair of sixes.