Super Sic Bo
Always the little brother to craps in any casino, the Chinese dice game of Sic Bo has nevertheless gaining some serious traction both online and in live casinos.
In a nutshell Sic Bo (translation: precious dice) is a fairly straight forward game where players bet on the outcome of a roll of three regular dice.
Super Sic Bo from Evolution Gaming takes the ancient Chinese games and throws a little dynamite into the mix. By adding win multipliers on a random selection of outcomes on each game, players seeking out a Super Sic(k) payday may just find what they’re looking for with Super Sic Bo.
The History of Sic Bo
There is relatively little known about the origin or Sic Bo other than it originated in China a long time ago. The timeline of its origin is so vague that sources often state that the game could be anything from hundreds to thousands of years old. So yeah, let’s just say it’s been around a while!
It is believed that the game was initially played with a pair of painted bricks before being substituted for the far more convenient dice option. Eventually a third dice was added resulting in the game we see today. To play, the dice were placed on a porcelain plate topped with a bowl before being shaken. Sic bo was introduced to the West by Chinese immigrants in the 20th Century but remained a relatively fringe game until the 1990’s when casinos started to offer the game almost as a novelty as Chinese tourism increased. Today Sic Bo can be found in most land based casinos and is also becoming increasingly popular online.
Versions of Sic Bo also popular in the west include the English variants “Grand Hazard” and “Chuck-a-Luck”. In Macau, where the game is hugely popular, it goes by the name Dai Siu, which translates as Big/Small.
How to Play Sic Bo
At first glance, the multitude of options available on a Sic Bo betting table may lead a person to believe that it is a complex game. In fact nothing could be further from the truth. A player is simply betting on the outcome of three rolled dice. Naturally, with three dice there are quite a few possible outcomes. As well as the scores of the dice themselves players can bet on whether the total will be odd or even, high or low, pairs, trips, or on various dice combinations etc. All the available options are spread across the betting table in numerous shapes and sizes along with their corresponding odds to create a rather daunting looking piece of casino baize. However, once you are even remotely familiar with the set up and the very basic rules, it all becomes crystal clear.