Learn About the Rules of Sic Bo, Bet Types and How To Play

The game of Sic Bo (a.k.a - tai sai 大細, or dai siu 大小) originated in China and has come a long way, from its early beginnings as a traditional dice game to one that graces numerous online casinos across the world today. It is a fun game and has a number of interesting aspects to it.

When you opt to play Sic Bo online, you will have to register an account at any one of the countless online casinos offering the game, make a deposit into your account, and start playing. Before that, you need to be completely aware of the rules of the game.

The first step towards playing Sic Bo is selecting the size of the chip you want. When playing online, you can do this by clicking the plus/minus or left/right buttons on the screen, related to the chip. Once you have selected the size of the chip (i.e. how much money you want to bet), the next step is to place your bets. You can place your bets by clicking the area of the table you want to bet on. The Sic Bo rules allow you to place more than one bet per roll of the dice.

Once you have selected the amount of money to bet and the area you want to bet on, the next step is to roll the dice. To roll the dice you need to click the Roll/Play button on the screen. You win the game if the dice you rolled ends up on the area of the table you bet on. 

Sic Bo Table Layout


How to Play Sic Bo – The Sic Bo Bets

There are many different kinds of bets in Sic Bo, and you need to know about each of them when you start playing the game for real money. The most commonly used bets are the small and big bets. These bets are placed on the sum of the numbers from the three dice. For a small bet, the numbers can be between 4 and 10, while for a big bet the numbers are 11 through 17. In the case of a small bet, a triple, i.e. the same number on all the three dice results in the player losing the bet.

Another type of bet is the three-dice total. Here, you do not have a range of numbers to bet on; you simply bet on what the sum of the three numbers could possibly be. For a three-dice total, a triple is a winner.

There are numerous other bet types as well. These include: 

  • Two-dice combination - the bet is on what the number would be on two of the three dice rolled.
  • Single die - the bet is on what the number on one of the three dice rolled would be.
  • Specific double - you pick one number and bet that all the three dice rolled would throw up the same number.

And many more bet types that are shown on the following video:


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