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SIC BO
SIC BO

HOW TO PLAY

Sic Bo, (originally pronounced “SEE-BO”) is an ancient Chinese dice game that’s played on a large table. It’s a game of pure chance that moves quickly. There’s no strategy or skill involved.

The Object of the Game

Sic Bo is a simple dice game based on chance. All you need to do is place your chips on a bet box on the table. The dice are shaken and if the outcome of the roll matches your bet, you win. Sic Bo features a variety of possible bets, each with their own payout odds.

How to Play SIC BO in 5 easy steps

  • Dollar signs signifying expense level with a check mark next to the middle option $$.
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    Set your budget. While Sic Bo is a simple game, playing is a form of gambling and you should always play smart with your money.

  • A player exchanges cash for chips from a dealer
    2

    Buy your chips. To buy chips, simply place your money on the table and a dealer will exchange it for chips.

  • Chips sitting in a bet box on the Sic Bo table.
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    Place your bets. Place your chips on the squares on the table according to the combinations you think will appear on the dice. Make sure you bet an amount you’re comfortable with.

  • A clear glass dome encases three dice in motion.
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    Check the dice. The dice shaker is activated by pushing a button on the table.

  • How to Play SIC BO in 5 easy steps
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    Collect your payout if you win. The dealers then clear the bets that don’t match and pay the ones that do. The whole process then starts all over again.

1. Set your budget

Playing Sic Bo, like all casino games is a form of gambling and it can quickly drain your funds – especially if you’re placing bets with tougher odds. Consider casino games a part of your overall entertainment budget, like money you would spend on a dinner out or a movie.

Avoid using credit and debit cards to bet with additional funds. This will help to ensure you don’t lose more than you planned.

2. Buying chips

A player exchanges cash for chips from a dealer

Like all table games at the casino, you never hand your money directly to a dealer when buying chips. To avoid any confusion, simply place your bills on the Sic Bo table and a dealer will pick them up. Similarly, a dealer will never place chips directly in your hands. Instead, he or she will place them on the table in front of you, at which point you can collect them and place your bets.

3. How to place your bets

Chips sitting in a bet box on the Sic Bo table.

Simply place wagers on the available dice combinations that are outlined on the table by placing your chips in the corresponding box. Each combination has a certain chance of being rolled, and players should use this knowledge to help them make informed bets. You can also use the payout information for each bet, which is clearly displayed on the table, to gauge the odds of each outcome. Remember, the higher the payout odds, the less likely the outcome will occur.

Tip

The lower a bet’s payout odds are, the greater your chances of winning, but remember, there’s no guarantee you’ll win.

4. Wait for the dice to land

Sic Bo is played with 3 dice encased in a shaker. This is activated by a dealer, who presses the shaker button on the table.

Sic Bo is played with 3 dice encased in a shaker. This is activated by a dealer, who presses the shaker button on the table.

5. Collect your winnings

If the dice come up according to one or more bets you’ve made, a dealer will pay out your winnings. Be sure to collect them from the table before the next round starts, or you could end up placing a bet you didn’t intend to make.

Should the dice not land in your favour, a dealer will collect the losses and the whole process starts over again.

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