This was originally a Chinese game that is popular mostly in Asia, particularly casinos in Macau, but can also be played online.
It’s a game of chance played with three dice – in fact ‘sic bo’ translates to ‘precious dice’. Sic Bo also goes by the names of Tai Sai, Dai Siu, big and small or Hi-Lo.
It’s a rather simple game to play which is what appealed to me. The objective is to select the individual numbers, or a combination of the numbers, that will appear on the dice after they have been rolled.
There are seven types of bets. Wagers may be placed on:
- any of the dice, the you are paid equal money (1:1);
- two of the dice, you are paid 2; and
- all three dice, you are paid 3:1.
To start the game, just place you bet. The dealer will then roll the dice and announce the number of each.