Sic Bo – the ancient Chinese game

Sic Bo is an ancient Chinese game that is easy to learn, and fun to play. Sic Bo literally means, dice pairs. It is similar to a popular English game known as Grand Hazard, and the Philippino game, Hi-Lo. Players select winning numbers or combinations of the numbers appearing on three dice. Bets are placed on one or more of the fifty possible wagers.

back to the topLet’s Play!

At the beginning of each casino game New Zealand you are required to place your wagers. The wagers appear on the betting table.

  1. Select a chip value of either $1, $5, $10, $25, or $100.
  2. Click specific areas of the betting table until the number of chips displayed equals the amount you wish to bet.
  3. To reduce your bet amount, right-click the betting circle to remove chips. Your bet will be reduced by the amount of the currently selected chip.
  4. Click Shake Dice. The dealer rolls the dice and the resulting dice combination is displayed. Payouts are printed on the table.
  •  If you are playing the instant play version of Sic Bo (Java games), then step 4. would read “Click Roll” rather than “Click Shake Dice”.

back to the topBet Types

The following bets can be made in Sic Bo:

Bet type Definition
Single Number

The bottom row of the Sic Bo table has six betting areas. These are called Single Number bets. If one, two or three of the dice match the number bet, you win.

Two Number Combinations Two Number Combination bets consist of placing a wager on any two dice combinations. You can win on each instance of the two-number combination, so 6, 4, 4 would pay out twice.
Three Number Totals Three Number Totals are the total of all three dice. The less frequent the odds of each total, the higher the payout. A result of 3 or 18 is always a loss.
Small or Big You can wager on whether the combined total of the dice roll will be between 4-10 or 11-17. All Small and Big wagers lose if the result of the roll is a triplet (for instance, three 5s).
Triplet

You are betting that the roll will result in three dice containing the same digit. You can also wager on all six Triplet bets at once. This is called Any Triplet.

Pair Pair bets win when the resulting dice roll contains a pair of the same number. Whether you have two 5s or three 5s you win only once.

back to the topYou Win!

The following bet types win based on the sum of the dice and pay out according to the following odds:

Bet type You win if the sum of all three dice equals: Exceptions Payout
Small Wager 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 Triple 2s and 3s
1:1
Big Wager 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 Triple 4s and 5s
1:1
Three Dice Totals

5 or 16

6 or 15

7 or 14

8 or 13

9 or 12

10 or 11

Any other total

Any other total

Any other total

Any other total

Any other total

Any other total

30:1

17:1

12:1

8:1

6:1

6:1

The following bet types win based on the specific numbers rolled and pay out according to the following odds:

Bet type You win if: Examples Payout
Specific Triples The number you choose comes up on all three dice. 3, 3, 3
180:1
Specific Doubles The number you choose comes up on two of the dice or all three dice.

4, 4, 4 or 4, 4, 2

10:1
Any Triple Any of the numbers come up on all three dice

1, 1, 1 to 6, 6, 6

30:1
Dice Combinations The combination you wagered on comes up.

1 and 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6

2 and 3, 4, 5 or 6

3 and 4, 5 or 6

4 and 5 or 6

5 and 6

5:1

5:1

5:1

5:1

5:1

Single Die The number you choose comes up on one, two or three of the dice.

2

2, 2

2, 2, 2

1:1

2:1

3:1